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Friday Jukebox: Underwhelmed

In my early teens there were still plenty of local record shops. There were the usual chains, and the shops that sold other stuff but had a record section, but there were independent stores too. Not independent in the sense of just selling indie music, but genuine small businesses making money out of selling all kinds of music.…

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Super Mario World

Super Mario World #Balotelli #LFC

Mario Balotelli on a TV screen

So, Mario Balotelli is all set to join Liverpool. First, let’s get the serious thoughts out of the way… (more…)

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Eight things I might have learned from watching Liverpool versus Southampton

There are only so many conclusions you can draw from the first game of the season. There are players still recovering from a long campaign, followed by a long World Cup. There are new players still getting used to their new surroundings. Established players wondering if they might be on their way out. New managers attempting new systems. Established managers worrying about how to maintain the…

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The last half-hour or so of Carlisle/Derby

The last half-hour or so of Carlisle/Derby

Naturally, I miss the first goal. I have an uncanny knack of inducing goals in any game by wandering off for a bit. It almost guarantees a goal. I should be employed by TV companies to ensure they don’t screen any dull nil-nils. (more…)

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Friday Jukebox: Never Too Much

Friday Jukebox: Never Too Much

I think you could make a pretty strong case for Never Too Muchfrom Luther Vandross being the perfect pop song. The best pop music is rooted in soul, soul in the broadest sense of the word. Pop music should be catchy, make your day better, but it also needs to be underpinned by something more, something impossible to properly define,…

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Taking our ball back

Taking our ball back - a quick review of the new book from @MartinCloake

Supporter leaping in air after goal scored

Football came from community, it symbolised community. But the modern football business, in the way capitalism does, seeks to replace community with commodity. It attempts to reduce community to a museum piece – itself another commodity, another attempt to sell the thing we created back to us. For many, the battle is already lost. For others, the fact that the discussion is happening means the…

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57 channels and nothin’ on

57 channels and nothin’ on

I remember as a kid we only had the four channels and I was incredibly envious when I saw those features on TV about how Americans have thousands of channels to choose from. Even if there was nothing on, as was inevitably said, just imagine that choice – surely better to have loads of channels to not watch than just a handful? (more…

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500

500 http://wp.me/sjfPi-500

Galaxie 500 car sign

After very nearly six years this post is the 500th on the blog. A small achievement and probably also a bit of a daft one. It is only a number. Why didn’t I celebrate the 431st post? Or the 497th? (more…)

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Friday Jukebox: Underwhelmed

In my early teens there were still plenty of local record shops. There were the usual chains, and the shops that sold other stuff but had a record section, but there were independent stores too. Not independent in the sense of just selling indie music, but genuine small businesses making money out of selling all kinds of music.…

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Super Mario World

Super Mario World #Balotelli #LFC

Mario Balotelli on a TV screen

So, Mario Balotelli is all set to join Liverpool. First, let’s get the serious thoughts out of the way… (more…)

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Eight things I might have learned from watching Liverpool versus Southampton

There are only so many conclusions you can draw from the first game of the season. There are players still recovering from a long campaign, followed by a long World Cup. There are new players still getting used to their new surroundings. Established players wondering if they might be on their way out. New managers attempting new systems. Established managers worrying about how to maintain the…

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The last half-hour or so of Carlisle/Derby

The last half-hour or so of Carlisle/Derby

Naturally, I miss the first goal. I have an uncanny knack of inducing goals in any game by wandering off for a bit. It almost guarantees a goal. I should be employed by TV companies to ensure they don’t screen any dull nil-nils. (more…)

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Friday Jukebox: Never Too Much

Friday Jukebox: Never Too Much

I think you could make a pretty strong case for Never Too Muchfrom Luther Vandross being the perfect pop song. The best pop music is rooted in soul, soul in the broadest sense of the word. Pop music should be catchy, make your day better, but it also needs to be underpinned by something more, something impossible to properly define,…

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Taking our ball back

Taking our ball back - a quick review of the new book from @MartinCloake

Supporter leaping in air after goal scored

Football came from community, it symbolised community. But the modern football business, in the way capitalism does, seeks to replace community with commodity. It attempts to reduce community to a museum piece – itself another commodity, another attempt to sell the thing we created back to us. For many, the battle is already lost. For others, the fact that the discussion is happening means the…

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57 channels and nothin’ on

57 channels and nothin’ on

I remember as a kid we only had the four channels and I was incredibly envious when I saw those features on TV about how Americans have thousands of channels to choose from. Even if there was nothing on, as was inevitably said, just imagine that choice – surely better to have loads of channels to not watch than just a handful? (more…

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500

500 http://wp.me/sjfPi-500

Galaxie 500 car sign

After very nearly six years this post is the 500th on the blog. A small achievement and probably also a bit of a daft one. It is only a number. Why didn’t I celebrate the 431st post? Or the 497th? (more…)

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Friday Jukebox: Underwhelmed
Super Mario World
Eight things I might have learned from watching Liverpool versus Southampton
The last half-hour or so of Carlisle/Derby
Friday Jukebox: Never Too Much
Taking our ball back
57 channels and nothin’ on
500

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