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Goodbye Margaret

Nov 3 2009

Oh dear this blog has to be another obituary. First David Burnside, now Margaret Potts, wife of the legendary manager who took Burnley to the League title in 1960. It should be less of a surprise. David was only 69 and Margaret was 86. But it isn’t. Margaret seemed indefatigable. The last ti [ ... ]

Everton v Aston Villa – 50 years on

Nov 1 2009

I went to a big football match yesterday – Everton v Aston Villa – and I found all sorts of strange emotions returning. I don’t go to football much these days; that was only the second time in a year, partly because I’m not so much in love with the game any more. Once I was obsessed with it. [ ... ]