All entries for April 2009
April 25, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.clubfanzine.com/ipswich_town/v2.showNews.php?id=19393
I love weeks like this. It is a privilege to talk about my club to non-Town fans. It is refreshing to put a Town shirt on for a session in the gym (in a reverie that I was an Ipswich Town player,) and be provoked to start a random Ipswich Town conversation with a guy that I did not even know.
April 13, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.clubfanzine.com/ipswich_town/v2.showNews.php?id=19191
It is a misty morning, and it is difficult to tell whether the neighbourhood are suffering an Easter chocolate hangover, or still in denial following the Doncaster game. I have just made an Easter Monday visit to the paper shop. Amongst the mournfully reduced Easter eggs, expensive birthday cards, and earnestly scribbled classified ads, I work my way through the front pages of the papers, which are carefully displayed on the news stands.
It is a bit of an unwritten rule in my family that I pick up the newspapers when I am at home in Ipswich. I love flicking through the pages to digest the gossip, scandal and rumour in all of the papers that my parents would never allow to set foot in our house. I revel in the transfer scandal, and the managerial rants, but sense that the shop assistant wants the money.