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Lone Star

Nations who’ve achieved final success in the FIFA World Cup traditionally adorn a gold star above their shirt crest, advertising to all and sundry the number of occasions they’ve been football world champions. For instance, England have won the world cup once meaning their badge adorns one star; whereas four-times winners Italy’s shirt emblem dons four stars. Despite never lifting the world cup, the US soccer team has stars upon […]

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In England’s Scorched & Pleasant Land

In our English sun scorched brown and pleasant land, summer 2018 is starting to feel a bit like summer 2012 was amongst the whole of the Great Britain. As I write, growing euphoria ensues. It’s catalyst the exploits of the English football team that yesterday saw them progress to the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. The possibility of becoming world champions creating national excitement akin to the […]

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Defending with a Flat Pack Four?

As I commence this literary offering, it’s five hours until England play our european cousins Sweden in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. I say cousins, as many English people will have a percentage of Scandinavian heritage within their DNA. My brother’s is his blue eyes and once white hair; mine is a bizarre love of constructing flat pack furniture This afternoon will witness an Anglo – Nordic gladiatorial fight to […]

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