Friday, January 25th, 2008
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a swanky coach today
junkyard jalopy tomorrow
money no object for the tie
then it’s back to beg, steal or borrow!
© Clik the mouse, 25th January 2008
I had to smile – in today’s build up, manager Shaun Gale says “”But it can’t be a day trip, we have to treat it like we treat all our games. ”
And then we hear that the team are arriving in style using the England Cricket team’s coach, and training at Man U’s complex!
Good Luck Havant – I reckon everyone in the country bar the red half of Merseyside will be up for you!!
From BBCi :
Liverpool’s Spanish international Xabi Alonso is fascinated by the fact that a Premier League club can face a non-league side in the Cup.
“In Spain you can only play teams up to two divisions below you,” he said.
“But this is all part of the glamour and the prestige that the FA Cup has. This is why it is so interesting.
“It is the oldest football competition in history and it means so much to the supporters in this country.”
Hawks captain Jamie Collins, a 23-year-old schools football coach more accustomed to crowds of 600, will lead his team-mates out alongside Steven Gerrard..
“It’s like a World Cup final for us,” he said. “To get to the fourth round and play Liverpool is a dream come true.”
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17th March 2017 at 8:54 am
Great line – made me laugh out loud.
See in context
10th March 2017 at 1:06 pm
A very touching salute to men like Nobby Stiles, who can no longer remember what the rest of us will never forget.
8th March 2017 at 5:23 pm
[you all owe me a beer]
Next time a player fires the ball off to Margate, I’ll buy you a beer where it lands!
8th March 2017 at 10:51 am
I hope you like the format when you print it out, Ianthe. Let me know if you think it could be improved.
7th March 2017 at 7:51 pm
There’s something special about Craven Cottage. Thanks.
7th March 2017 at 7:49 pm
7th March 2017 at 6:46 pm
As touching and descriptive as I thought it would be Graham. So good to see that a sorry defeat for your team can bring out real emotion expressed so vividly in your poem. I hope you don’t mind if I print it out. Cheers, Ianthe
7th March 2017 at 5:59 pm
Such a fine verse….about a place I’ve always loved.
it’s so well written and respectful to the Cottagers…. that I didn’t discover til the end that you weren’t a Fulham fan, whjo like PNE also harbour hopes of the play offs. Nice one Graham ..more please..we need you!
7th March 2017 at 12:05 pm
[Ideas of March]
Nice image Crispin, but I believe it’s the Ides of March!
6th March 2017 at 2:04 pm
one might also ask
why was he still on the pitch?