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Football from the Inside – David Farrell

KEEPING A LID ON IT The pot is boiling. The lid is insecure and just about managing to maintain parity as it rattles and wobbles under the constant battering. Simmering, the ingredients are in the mix and the broth is taking shape, but still you can’t quite get it right. You’ve been working on it […]

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Football from the inside

The latest offering from David’s excellent blog. Social Misfits I’d sit mesmerised, watching the TV screen as the ball was launched from one end to the other. Back and forth; the quality of play wasn’t great, but just to be involved in it (albeit at living room level) was a whole new ball game. Manoeuvring […]

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More from David’s excellent blog BREAKING BAD Break a leg Could there ever be a more ridiculous way to bring someone luck than by wishing them harm? Surely only the most perverse chain of thought would believe that wishing some good luck, is in fact bad luck and, as a result, decide that the only […]

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Another piece from David’s excellent blog SEEING RED   This weekend, Aberdeen and Celtic will battle it out, like warriors in a north east coliseum, to see if either can gain an early advantage in the SPFL title race. Locking horns at Pittodrie in a sea of red, and an islet, tucked away in a […]

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Football from the Inside

More from David Farrell’s outstanding blog RABONAS, RAINBOW FLICKS AND RED FACES Furore. It’s a funny word isn’t it? Never sure how to spell it or how to pronounce it and it hardly rolls off the tongue. It reminds me of all those magnificent words those masters of footballing ceremony, Arthur Montford and Archie MacPherson […]

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Yet more material from David’s excellent blog. THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH You’re shite and you know you are. That well versed put down, usually sung as the third or fourth goal goes crashing into the net as you destroy your rivals. Gloating and mercilessly baiting as you wallow in […]

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Football from the Inside

NAILS I liked a tackle. No, let me rephrase that, I absolutely LOVED a tackle. Those of you who saw me play will already know that, but as everyone knows, even the hardest meet their match. I would use anything I could to get an edge on my opponent, but I loved the feeling of […]

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TRIALISTS AND TRIBULATIONS Ali Dia. We’ve all heard the story of how Graeme Souness was duped into signing the mercurial Mr. Dia on the strength of a phone call from someone purporting to be George Weah. Super Ali was his cousin and supposedly, had represented Senegal and was a graduate of the PSG academy. On […]

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Football from the Inside

More from David Farrell’s excellent blog. Remember his book is out soon and can be ordered by clicking here FULL TIME Football is the most addictively potent mix of joy and pain. How else do you explain continually going back to watch your team, week after week, when they’ve let you down so many times? […]

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Football from the Inside (The Gaffer)

THE GAFFER Gaffer; Boss; Coach; I’ve even come across one whose players came to know him as Mike (after the irreverently hapless Mike Bassett). It takes all manner of personalities to become a football manager, I’ve played under a few and I’ve worked with a few. There are certain characteristics that are essential and there […]

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