A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

The fascination of the inner workings of the illegal drug game has always been part and parcel of the entertainment industry. Films like The French Connection, Scarface and Traffic long ago cemented themselves into the category of “timeless” in documenting the glitz and glamour in addition to the harsh and brutal realities of what goes on behind the scenes before anyone sets eyes on their party favours for the weekend.

The term legend is probably bandied about too frequently nowadays, but in the Premier League, a smattering of players certainly deserve the tag. The likes Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole , Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Paul Scholes

Power and pace a footballing ace,
Frightened defenders all over the place.
Strong in the air a duel if you dare,
Aggressive and tough honest and fair
We hear from the man behind the man himself, Steve Coogan, as well as the acclaimed team that created him 25 years ago. That cohort of writers and performers would become some of the most celebrated and distinctive comic voices of their generation
Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice was born in 1951 in Lewisham, London. He grew up in London’s New Cross area and as a child learned to play the violin, when he was 10 his parent gave him his first guitar and Stephen played in the school orchestra. By the age of 12 years, he contracted polio and spent the next four years in hospital.
Darkest Hour is a triumphantly superb, inspiring historical World War II drama directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. The core of which is about an unabashed man, Winston Churchill (played with relentless, flawless magnificence by Gary Oldman) thrown in the middle of the some of the most unimaginable inhumane crazy set of circumstances at the beginning of his career as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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