Category Archives: Match days

Sophie’s (bad) Choice

It was one of those rare Satdays. Lesta and the Mighty Saints both at home, thereby throwing TLF into a quandary. Mr TLF was at home too but I’m not sure that’s the most relevant factor in the decision making … Continue reading

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The Glorious 12(th)

An FA Cup tie against lower league opposition and on the telly to (football) boot. So where does one find any self-respecting TLF? Obviously not on the sofa, watching from behind a cushion, but in town, shopping with all media … Continue reading

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Call of duty

The first Lesta weekend of 2018 is a solid football day – Chelsea v Brighton on Radio 5 to accompany the outward journey and Man City v Newcastle on the return leg. In between there is the live ‘action’. TLF … Continue reading

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Harrogate heartbreak

The FA trophy provided an opportunity for entrenching the North-South divide as the Mighty Saints hosted Harrogate FC. Some wax lyrical about whippets and flat caps in very bad Yorkshire accents while TLF has the sense to keep quiet her … Continue reading

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A Christmas miracle (minor)

The Christmas journey to Dorset was remarkably smooth and fast. Mr TLF likes to monitor all predictions of ‘getaway traffic’ and to his credit had chosen the day and time slot wisely. He had another thought (clearly he was on … Continue reading

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Selection box

Uh-oh I hear you say, hear TLF goes again. Another bit of spin to distract from a series of delayed blogs. It’s a fair cop, but it’s Christmas so if some folk can eat their bodyweight in Quality Street or … Continue reading

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Her light materials

Conspicuous by blogging absence after various unreasonable work and life demands, and inspired by current Philip Pullman mania, TLF presents a trilogy of blogs and a prequel. Well ‘prequel’ really means the blog IOU the most. I’m trying to imply … Continue reading

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28 days later

Well that’s accurate on the numerical front. It was 28 days since TLF had last set paw in a football ground. But there ended the similarity to the film. TLF didn’t wake up on an operating table, although illness was … Continue reading

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In memoriam

For St Albans City FC the last week was about only one man; Clive Churchhouse, long-time, committed volunteer, who died in a tragic accident at the ground during the summer. The game against Gloucester City was dedicated to Clive and … Continue reading

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Brains

No not the bespectacled Thunderbird Nor Wales’s biggest brewer and hospitality company. Noooo, TLF is talking the little grey cells, the old cerebrum, or, in a nod to Mr TLF’s roots, the watch and chain. That essential matter between the … Continue reading

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