Category Archives: Football

Suggs – What a King Cnut, Preston Charter Theatre (Nights at the Theatre, pt.2)

Fast forward four nights and I’m closer to home at the Charter Theatre (‘We were so close it was scary, we were that close I couldn’t tell you’). Regarding the venue, in this case we’re barely talking a 45-year history, … Continue reading

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On Tour: Not the bike race – the David Baddiel interview

After a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in London’s West End, comedian, novelist and TV presenter David Baddiel is taking his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide, with four dates already in the bag when we caught … Continue reading

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Don’t worry ’bout a thing – back in conversation with Mark Steel

Have a chat with stand-up comic Mark Steel and it won’t be long before cricket, football or politics come up in conversation. And in my case all three, with geography and history thrown in. The 57-year-old Kentish comedian, broadcaster, writer … Continue reading

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To Be Someone – Talking about The Jam with Den Davis

When a 1,500kg truck bomb was detonated in central Manchester in June 1996, the collateral damage included a vast collection of vinyl rarities belonging to Den Davis, collector and avid fan of The Jam. A few weeks passed before Den … Continue reading

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Drawing from experience – the Michael Foreman interview

  It’s been 55 years since Michael Foreman’s first book was published, yet this genial, engaging septuagenarian author and illustrator retains a major passion for his creative endeavours. Perhaps best known for his evocative drawings in works by former children’s … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of a geographically-challenged Cards fan – a Woking FC 2015/16 season review

That’s it for another season, and even by recent Woking FC standards this was rollercoaster-esque. Not in an overly-exciting way though. It was all over as a competition far too soon. Considering the comparatively small budget and those early injury … Continue reading

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Going back 25 years, ending up 10,000 miles from Kingfield

Woking’s National League defeat at Altrincham on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, won’t stay in the memory bank for long for too many Cardinals fans, despite the latest party-piece goal from free-kick maestro Giuseppe Sole. For a moment there in the … Continue reading

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Liberty Way, above and beyond – my continuing travels with Woking FC

I wasn’t ready for the new season. It arrived far too early. I didn’t doubt that Garry Hill and Steve Thompson had put our new-look squad through its paces, but I hadn’t even had my summer holiday. Could it really … Continue reading

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Starting to believe again – my distant life with the Cardinals

Now we’re a third of the way through the season, there’s a real sense of belief in the ranks around and about Woking FC. And if nothing else, the fact that we now have 30 league points to our name … Continue reading

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Where to now? Woking negotiating Conference Runaround

Remember children’s TV quiz Runaround, with gravel-voiced late great Mike Reid asking his young contestants to ‘runaround now!’ and decide which answer’s right, then form an orderly queue? Fast forward 35 years or so and I can see Woking FC … Continue reading

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