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Paul Summers

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    we all cried, all of us; three generations of self-styled tough guys, each his own version of the great northern hard-man, reduced to tears by the dubious decision of a referee from stoke. me, my dad and granda, […]

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    knees blooded & black with clarts: moist
    troops in the reek of liniment & smoke:

    the gaffa is steaming, hoofing the kit-bag,
    eyes shooting daggers at les, the keeper.

    four whole minutes of dry-mouth […]

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    I am too sensitive to be a centre-back!
    each attack stops my heart like an awkward question,
    each panicked call of ‘clear it!’ like an oncoming car;
    & it’s hardly surprising that the last man in defen […]

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    is what john motson would have called it:
    a ‘fracas’, a ‘rut’, perhaps making reference
    to ‘handbags at ten paces’; their ugly number seven,
    with his paul nicholas hairdo & the birdshit highlights, […]

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    blyth spartans 4, boston 3; & according to my dad, the greatest football moment to occur this side of war. i tell this tale often. tonight it’s to a fat bloke who is sat at the bar: he has just ‘found’ the game […]

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