Some blogs I know

  • Freckles and Doubt
    Considering her mastery of narrative structure etc. (insert narrative structure here.....)
  • Trailer Park Refugee | just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight….
    Just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight...
  • Exile on Pain Street | Straddling the Hudson River. One foot in NYC, the other in suburban New Jersey.
    One man's story, etc.....
  • Fat Man on a Keyboard
    'At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy...'
  • New York Bike Blog
  • Belgian Waffle
    Prolific? Bien sur. Waffle? Not a bit of it. The best thing to come out of Belgium since Leffe Blonde, and that is saying something.
  • Non-working monkey
    'Why taking work seriously turns you into a cock', among other lifesavingly important career advice.
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • blue cat
    This blue cat fellow (he writes for the telly you know) issues forth an apparently effortless stream of grade-A funniness that has me overcome in turns by helpless laughter and shameful, powerful envy. There I've said it.
  • Joella
    Joella in Oxfordshire. Working for The Man while training to be a plumber (I think!). Loves gherkins, hates aubergines... and Fascists.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • Dubsteps (formerly Hobo Tread)
    Thoughts of Skif, a Havant and Waterlooville fan exiled in Liverpool- possibly the most engaging non-league football writing to be found on the web- and with a little bit of politics, and plenty more beside!
  • Tired Dad
    The Man Who Very Nearly Fell Asleep
  • troubled diva.
    Mike, the self-styled 'Fairy Godmother of British Blogging'. He got us all published in a book, you know...
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • The man who fell asleep; Sadness and ecstasy in unequal measures
    The book inspired by this veteran site (A Year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep) features the 'sarcastic polar bears of north London' among other oddities that the author manages somehow to render absolutely plausible.
  • Pete Ashton's Internet Presence
    Birmingham's finest. Writing with enviable clarity on every subject under the sun since 2000 (a very long time indeed!). Now with added nice pictures of canals and stuff...
  • Looby
    'An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber; a novice'....a venerated (if refreshingly irreverent) blogging institution. Lancaster's very finest!
  • RichardHerring.com
    The comedian Richard Herring's kind of online diary thing. Always worth a visit.

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March 13, 2017



Superb! How on earth do you record such cinematic detail? I assume Stockport Count can't run to slo-mo replays on screens the size of Sutton' substitute goalkeeper, which makes your powers of recall all the more impressive.

Up here Lancaster City are top of the Evostick something League so with a bit of luck they might come unstuck next season.


Ha! I think maybe 30 years of watching games has provided me with a built-in photographic memory for the stand-out points and ephemera of any given ninety minutes... also though- an admission (and this is what I generally do with the football ones, unless they are the occasional in-front-of-the- TV minute-by-minutes).... I don't take any notes, partly because I don't go to the game with the idea of writing it up and also partly because I don't want to draw attention to myself , and partly because I never take any notes actually of anything that ends up on here... and then I write up a first draft the next day without worrying too much about players' names or exact minutes of goals etc because I find worrying too much about that sort of thing doesn't help in the flow of making it actually readable... then and only then usually on another day I consult an online report by an actual proper journalist (Stockport County's website does run to those) which helps with some of the stuff my photographic memory has turned out to be a little hazy on or indeed played tricks on me over (like I had actually thought County's first goal was after about fifteen minutes which is how long it seemed like the away team's early pressure lasted, and my first draft had County's second coming from a sweeping move from open play, not a more prosaic throw-in, etc etc).

What I can always be absolutely confident about though (and would consider beyond the pale to take any artistic licence over) is comments by people in the crowd and other not-on-the-pitch stuff... a good job as of course this sort of detail is judged too trivial to comment on by any other source I could consult!

Oh and yes- Lancaster. I'd noticed they were flying high. Think if they do manage to unstick themselves they go up to County's current level (don't quote me on that though I'm not so good on the 'football pyramid' terminology since all the leagues started to be named after adhesive firms etc....)

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