Wish you were here?

The Spanish and the Italians have the right idea. The football season shouldn’t be starting until late August, or even early September. Mid-August is for going on holiday. I’m on holiday. I’m in France. I’m in a little village up a mountain just above Evian. Yes, that place with the water. The kids have been […]

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A Town Closed Down for Winter

Summers used to be painful. In a bygone era, when football stopped in mid-to-late May, there would often be a dull and thudding void, a void that could only begin to be shifted by the emergence of the fixture lists in late June. Life would then lighten a little bit more when the pre-season friendlies […]

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