Now is the summer of our discontent

Well, it’s been just over a year since I last contributed to this blog (apologies to Dai for being so tardy) and it’s amazing what’s happened in the intervening twelve months. When I read the piece below now, I’m more than slightly embarrassed at my uncritical adoration of the false Messiah. Let’s face it, as …

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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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Pre-season Review

Got back from the tour yesterday evening and I’ve been reflecting on it this morning, so here are my thoughts. It was the first time for me in this area of Spain and I was highly impressed. There’s talk that the club will be going again next summer – if they do, try and go, …

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Brighton Rocks

I’ve had some marvellous away trips following the Swans this season. I’ve been to fourteen of the matches and, as Sod’s Law would have it, I’ve managed to take in the three defeats we’ve suffered on the road! To be fair, though, I’ve also been privileged to see us put away one bogey team after …

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Should Have Gone to Specsavers

I didn’t go to Millwall on Tuesday but I’ve just seen the goal highlights on Virgin Media. Now you probably know that I do a bit of refereeing in local leagues, which is nothing like as difficult as doing it at Football league level, mainly because professionals move themselves, and the ball, about twice as …

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Exciting Times!

First of all, congrats to Dai for the new site design. Very smart. I was chuffed when he told me this column was reverting to a ‘blog’ because I’m really pushed for time at the moment, being the ‘oldest student in town’ and having to put in the hours on my college course. This format …

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