Becoming A Spectacle?

His glasses keep falling off celebrating. It’s only a matter of time before a lucrative *Specsavers contract falls his way. *Other optical enhancement outlets are available. Jürgen Klopp embraced Saido Mane and the boys on the touchline last Sunday at Arsenal like many of us would greet news of a new left back. When he […]

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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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