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Waste of a good walk…
February 17, 2014 – 12:37 pm | No Comment
Waste of a good walk…

I went to a meeting just before Christmas in a church community centre in Beswick. A local group are setting up a cooperative to transform a piece of waste ground into a community garden.

Nil dry
July 5, 2013 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
Nil dry

It was wet enough that the Dynamo Dresden game was called off though. And for the Elbe to rise from its usual levels of 2-3m to 9-10m. But did this perpetual cascade of soggy misery dampen the spirits of us and the other few hundred FC United fans who made it to Germany? Did it heckerslike.

The Congo and modern football
May 19, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
The Congo and modern football

I did my best to immerse myself as much as I could in local culture and history. Not because I’m some hoity-toity intellectual (though I am, obv), but because immersing yourself in local culture and history mainly involved looking at boss murals of Castro, Guevara and Cienfeugos whilst necking a ridiculously strong Cuba libre and smoking a cigar fatter than Anderson after a month of Bem Brasil half-price lunch offers.

Peter Winkelman: ‘I’m not proud of how football came to Milton Keynes’
November 29, 2012 – 3:05 am | No Comment
Peter Winkelman: ‘I’m not proud of how football came to Milton Keynes’

Former Course You Can Malcolm turns, Kris Stewart and David Conn, combined in The Guardian the other day for (another) article about this Franchise v Wimbledon horror-show. As far as I was aware Pete Winkelman, …

Never Forgive, Never Forget
November 28, 2012 – 12:28 am | 2 Comments
Never Forgive, Never Forget

By Kris Stewart
I speak only for myself. But I want it to be very clear – I never want my club, Wimbledon, to play the scum-sucking vermin we politely call “Franchise”. Neither do I want …