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A little late but definitely something to celebrate - England are in the semi finals of the World Cup I cant think of a better world cup for excitement, skill and drama than this one. Every game apart from a few have been wonderfully entertaining. I'm glad we're not the country that put Russia out and glad we are not meeting them in the semi final for many reasons. France v Belgium 10th July England v Croatia 11th July The winners play on the 15th. Its coming home its coming home..........
A Natural is the story of a football dressing room. It's a lower league dressing room (specifically League 2, aka The Fourth Division). This is the bottom rung of professional football - below it is a land of semi-professionals, tradies by day and footballers at the weekend. The dressing room is populated by jaded old pros who have tried, and mostly failed, at higher league clubs; young kids torn between ambition and hope on the one hand and the trapdoor to non-league on the other; and just occasionally, the rare man who is comfortable being a hero in a small town. For all of them, there is th
You may have noticed that the greatest sporting competition in the World is on your tv,internet,radio,newspapers etc Passions will run high. National honour is at stake. But the sport promotes fairness, sporting excellence and equality. Trouble and controversy in Brazil but I'm sure we will have a great tournament Ingerlaaaannnnnddddddd Will be our year.
Red Or Dead is a long, complex and powerful novel. In his previous works, David Peace has addressed themes of the British class system, office management, corruption and politics. His novels have tended to focus on Yorkshire, albeit with two set in post-war Japan. In Red Or Dead, David Peace departs from his usual hunting ground to narrate the career of a Scotsman managing Liverpool Football Club. Peace has a distinctive style. He focuses on repetition and lists. Indeed, the first three words of Red Or Dead are: “repetition, repetition, repetition”. This is used to build narrative up