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August 12, 2009

Will Xabi be missed

Writing about web page http://www.thefirst90minutes.com/20090810270/football-culture/will-xabi-be-missed.html

Not for the first time in recent years, I had to find myself providing therapy to Liverpool-supporting friends who believe that the Anfield roof had fallen in as Xabi Alonso boarded the plane to Spain. It felt as if the season had been written off before the first ball had been played. One fan threatened to walk away from football, which I thought was a bit strong, but it was a small snapshot of what Alonso meant a lot to Liverpool fans. Other fans seemed to be genuinely sad that the midfielder was returning back to Spain for his league football. It felt as if Alonso was a cult hero amongst reds


Me and My Mate Shak Part II Sent to Coventry

Writing about web page http://www.twtd.co.uk/profile.php?m=dspblog&id=367&blog=9

It was another season, and I wanted to reintroduce my friend Shak to all things associated with Ipswich Town Football Club. We were catching the action in the comfort of Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. This was the third Town match that I had watched at this stadium, but the weather was sunny, and not dark, windy, cold and rainy like the other occasions. These previous matches had been largely forgettable affairs, made slightly better by the best Portman Road music in the league and a very catchy Play Up Sky Blues theme tune that could not get out of your mind.


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