Category Archives: Match days

It’s a kind of magic

The 3-5 score line reveals that technically there was no magic of the Cup at Clarence Park last Sunday. The Mighty Saints, underdogs for the day, could not achieve the cliché that is a ‘Cup upset’ and make it to … Continue reading

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Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Danny Kaye went there by boat but TLF went by plane. The outside of East Midlands Airport at 06.55am on Wednesday morning was dark, frosty and silent. Inside however was a sea of blue bonhomie and anticipation with two chartered … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect

It was 169 days since TLF had last seen a Premier League game (yeah that game – free beer-italian singers-trophy-fireworks-yadda-yadda). Finally a weekend had arrived where there was no kultural activity, no weekend away, no festival and no Saints game … Continue reading

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Sweet

Refreshers. You remember. Those little fizzy sweets – pink, yellow and green discs of sugar. (And malic acid. And sodium bicarbonate. And E470b. And natural flavourings. So that’s ok then). Everywhere when I were a cub, which I do accept … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Earnest

I like to think that the Worthing manager did his best Lady Bracknell impression in the changing rooms after the game against St Albans. I don’t mean he indulged in a bit of cross dressing – although if he wants … Continue reading

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There be Dragons

Football does funny things to a TLF. But you know that. Champions League football however takes it to a whole new different level.  It is new and shiny. It is, let’s face it, likely to be a rare occurrence. Can’t … Continue reading

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In Bruges

“Maybe that’s what hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in fu#kin’ Bruges.” Ray (Colin Farrell) from the film, In Bruges. It is fair to say that Ray the rookie hitman did not take to Bruges and TLF has … Continue reading

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Chilled

And finally. Good things come to the TLF that waits. Escape from the FFZ. Not that it was all bad you understand; certainly Sunday’s hangover was testament to the very good wedding that kept me away from non-league football day … Continue reading

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In the best possible taste

This is the slightly delayed blog that you should have been able to read by Friday at the latest. We apologise for any inconvenience caused – words come easily in a field at a music festival, sufficient signal to access … Continue reading

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Lesta Fiesta

When you’re smiling when you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you. When you’re laughing when you’re laughing the sun comes shining through. But when you’re crying you bring on the rain. So stop your sighing be happy again. Keep … Continue reading

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