Surely Not?

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Surely Not?

Well, today is a bit weird. This morning I woke up in the house I grew up in, about ten miles away from Leicester. It’s where my Dad still lives, I haven’t just broke in somewhere for nostalgia purposes. Last night I was in Sheffield. Regular readers will know that despite being born in Leicester and raised in Leicestershire that I now live in North Wales with my wife and unborn child. I’m here today because I want to watch football on the telly with my Dad. From my childhood to my early thirties, I went to nearly every Leicester City game with my father. He’s the...

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Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong

As my beloved Leicester City kick off this afternoon (I write this in the early hours of Sunday morning) then I will be stood in front of 700 wonderful, raucous wrestling fans at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. I won’t be watching, no matter how much I want to, because it’s an important day for PROGRESS and I’ve already missed a show recently when I was up at Sunderland. We are hosting two matches for the WWE, the biggest organisation in the wrestling world. They’re holding a Global Cruiserweight Series and we have been graciously chosen to put on two of their...

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I Don’t Blame You For Crying, Claudio

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on I Don’t Blame You For Crying, Claudio

Last Sunday, when I’d finished “work” for the afternoon, I walked back to my car. At some point during the half a mile stroll, emotions took hold of me and I found myself welling up and a couple of tears streamed down my face. About an hour earlier, at exactly the same place of work, a lovely Italian man looked like he had a bit of a cry towards the end of his working day as well. Neither of us were reacting to not getting a pay rise or a promotion in an office. We both happened to be at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland. And of course, the Italian chap is Claudio Ranieri,...

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The Curse of Manager of the Month and Other Unfounded Fears

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Curse of Manager of the Month and Other Unfounded Fears

This week I supported one of my favourite comedians (and if I’m honest, favourite human beings) on his tour in Melton Mowbray.  Paul Sinha is a really good mate and it was lovely to be asked to open the show for him in my home county.  Thing is, I was nervous before the gig, and a wreck on-stage during it.  I got through it and enjoyed myself, but after the show I was talking to my Dad and our mate Big Dave about how my anxiety is all over the place whilst I was running through my material.  My Dad nodded and told me why I was suffering: “That’s the football doing...

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Hey, Chris Waddle? We Are No Longer Friends

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Hey, Chris Waddle? We Are No Longer Friends

I sit here writing this, my pre-game blog, at 3.30am on Saturday morning. I’m watching wrestling (the “other job”) and I’m aware that I don’t have a lot of time over the rest of this weekend to get stuff written down.  Also, I’m aware that I need to write about not just the fortunes of Leicester City, but somehow hope that writing about Spurs as well will cause them to slip up in their Saturday evening kickoff against Liverpool.  I have never wanted Liverpool to win a game more.  If things go our way, we exit the weekend eight points clear.  If they go...

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