Take Me to the Vetch Field, Way Down by the Sea

I’ve been thinking about what to write in this column after that great season we’ve just had and, coming to the conclusion that our wonderful return to the Championship had been pored over and done to death by other posters, I decided to pen something more personal instead. I want to tell you what being …

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The man that is Roberto Martinez

He is thought to be the most talented manager outside The Premiership, and he is constantly linked to bigger clubs. The club has progressed under his leadership, and it is perhaps the biggest coup the club has ever done, when they signed a Chester-player, and put him in the manager chair. The year is 2007, …

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Top Drawer

“A phoneme”, I explain to my two teenagers, “is a group of words, spelt differently but which are all pronounced the same way, such as draft and draught. Can you give me any more examples?” Eventually, we come up with draw and drawer. My 14 year old daughter pipes up “But draw has got lots …

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Is the Realist living in Reality?

An argument has kicked off on the SCFC guestbook started by “the Realist” who has question our supporter base – our average crowds of 15k+ and he/she claims that’s appalling. Many observers have mentioned the fact that there is an economic downturn and money is tight right now. Others have reasoned that we have support …

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Size Matters

“Swansea City is way bigger than (arbitrary large town/small city) FC”, “Swansea is a massive club”, we’ve heard them all. The my-football-club-is-bigger-than-your-football-club boast is about as popular as the playground my-Dad-is-bigger-than-your-Dad taunt and perhaps about as mature, too. It seems to be equally popular with fans and players. If we were talking about our cars …

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Are you looking up or are you looking down?

At the time of the first International break we had accumulated 7 points and were sitting in a very comfortable 7th place in the league. I suggested then that the next six games (seven with the Carling) leading up to the next International break might reveal more clearly where we sit in the pecking order …

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Early Term Report

The two-week International break is in some way unwelcome because it calls a temporary halt to the promising start we have made. But, it does give the chance to draw breath, take stock and review the earliest stages of our return to this level after such an agonisingly long time away. What have we seen …

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Part of a Young Professional’s Education

In recent years when finances have dictated that football clubs have been forced to reduce their playing staff, quite a number of clubs have resorted to the loan system as a means of strengthening their squad at the start of the season, usually signing young professionals who have yet to make their mark at clubs, …

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