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Early One Morning.

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Friday 10th October 2014

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A story of a story.

Early One Morning.  The story of a Bolton hero:. This is actually the relating of three stories, told in a play currently at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre. No, they are not about football (The author has already done that with his “And Did Those Feet”, again a Bolton related tale )  but...

I'll do it My Way

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Tuesday 1st April 2014

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or High Hopes? ......

I once worked with Frank Sinatra…..His mission in life was to do it his way and ignore all else or everyone in proving himself right. The catalogue of his cock-ups is too long to list, but it culminated in collecting the money for a Grand National sweepstake and instead of...

Fords or Ferraris?

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Friday 21st February 2014

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It's the way forwards......I think..

In a bid to return the beautiful game to its former glory, the town of Bolton has devised a cunning plan to do so that will outdo any Blackadder  scenario by its very simplicity. Effectively, the town council will take over the running of the club and the Reebok stadium,...

Veritas Vos Liberabit

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Wednesday 12th February 2014

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Where does the truth lie?

"Veritas Vos Liberabit". The truth shall set you free, is the claim. So what is the truth in the management debate that’s been surrounding the Whites for too long now? Where does the fault really lie?   Come April  it will be seven years since Sam Allardyce left Bolton. Since that time, Sammy...

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Thursday 5th December 2013

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Football was once cheap and cheerful, how it's changed...

It’s an undeniable fact that time marches ceaselessly on and we can’t go backwards or reverse anything. Burnden Park is sixteen years in the past and my own match watching days are mainly behind me. Time, expense and age are my excuses for spending match days playing Little Sir Echo...

The joys of Radio Football

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Monday 18th February 2013

Away Daze

Shiver ye not, get a radio...

Back in the dark ages, before the advent of snowflake, black and white TV, a group of us kids sat in class around a scratchy radio that one of the teachers had brought in, and listened in awe as England played United States in our first World Cup from far...

A Lions' den, but no Daniel

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Friday 5th October 2012

Away Daze

Poking a stick through the bars of the Millwall cage

Looking downwards from a lofty eighteenth spot, we can just glimpse Millwall way below in twenty-second place. Well, actually just three points below us and we have another "can’t afford to lose" mission on our hands. David N’Gog has had a hamstring tweak (to accompany his bad back) and Alonso...

Tigers Burning Bright

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Friday 31st August 2012

Away Daze

Lions in Essex a rumour, but there are tigers in Hull.

Memories of Hull: Many years ago, going there on business, I was told: " Get on the M62 east and just keep going. When you can’t go any further, that’s Hull (almost). That, a couple of visits and some boyhood pictures of Raich Carter – full title, Horatio Stratton Carter,...

Tieing the Notts..?

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Trotting Home

Down in the forest, something stirred...

Hard to hear Nottingham Forest mentioned without memories of the immortal Brain Clough springing straight to mind. A great player, football manager and a no-nonsense, blunt, straight spoken man, Clough was nothing if not controversial. Many witticisms , funny and penetratingly direct are attributed to him, such as, " I...

And Moses parted the Claret Sea...

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Author: TANGODANCER / Date: Wednesday 15th August 2012

Away Daze

Owen's return to the land of milk and money.

My oldest memories of Burnley football club date back to the era of Jimmy Mc Ilroy and co, and a particular one of Ray Pointer being introduced to the banking at the Lever End of Burnden Park in a very harsh manner indeed. More recent memories are all around our...

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