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Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:56

The Race Track Gangs

Written by Dirk Kirby
Since the early 1800s. the English always had a passion for horse racing: the wealthy purchased, bred and raced horses and people of all classes of society bet on their performance. As more and more racecourses opened across the country, so more punters flocked to them and special excursion trains ferried them to and from the tracks. Enormous sums of money changed hands; between the two world wars, it was estimated that the annual turnover in racing circles approached £500,000,000.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:51

Robin Friday – A True Football Legend

Written by Ian Park
Robin Friday is a footballer whose name will be relatively unknown with many football fans, he played lower league football starting his football career at the long gone Walthamstow Avenue, making his debut in 1971 before moving on to Hayes.  After gaining a glowing reputation in non-league football he moved to Reading in 1973 playing 121 games and scoring 46 goals. Then finally he moved on to Cardiff making only 21 appearances and scoring 6 goals. Friday hardly offered a high return on his £30,000 transfer fee considering his appearances were made over one year.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:50

Alex Higgins – Remembered

Written by Paul Gallagher

I remember being in St Kentigerns Irish Social Club in Fallowfield, Manchester in 1982. I was 16 years old, and just about to taste my first pint of ale (under age of course) but that was the way back then. It was a fairly busy night, as they all were back in the 80s – nobody had much money, though everyone had 48p for a pint. How times and prices have changed.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:43

A Nod from God – Maradona

Written by Paul Gallagher

So the World Cup is about to start and Diego Maradona is once again back in the spotlight. His Argentina side is brimming with world-class players most notably in the striker department with FIFA footballer of the year Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Higuain, not forgetting Liverpool's Mascherano but even that's not enough for some of the Argentina nation who are dismissive of their chances at this year's extravaganza.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:46

Neil Lennon – We Can Ask Why

Written by Paul Gallagher
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First things first. I am a Celtic fan and proud of it but I’m not stupid enough to write about this with a one-sided point of view. What is happening to Neil Lennon, Paddy McCourt, Nial McGinn and various members of the Celtic community by a few low educated scumbags is totally wrong. Who in their right mind sends bullets, death threats and NAIL bombs in the post to a football manager or football players
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