Month: July 2013

End Of An Era XI

Richard Brook pays homage to twelve retirees who could probably secure a top six spot if forged together for a final flourish. With the football season, for Football League clubs at least, mere days away it is a fitting time to pay tribute to some of the top players, to have played in the English game, and retired, or left a club after long service, in the last year. Since July 2012 there have been some absolutely huge retirements – the biggest of all being Sir Alex Ferguson who has managed Manchester United almost all my life. It also...

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9 Classic Disney Characters: Where Are They Now?

by Siobhan Carney When I was little I was obsessed with Disney movies. Like most children, I was enthralled with the idea that magical kingdoms and handsome princes actually existed. Whilst the sight of animated forest animals giving life lessons through the medium of song was more than enough to make a five-year-old me completely ‘lose my shit’. As a child, I didn’t just ‘like’ Disney movies. Oh no. I ******* loved Disney movies. Which is why, between the ages of 5-11, my childhood goals were as follows: Convince my parents to throw me a birthday party at MacDonald’s....

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The 1980s Picnic In The Park

Andy Robinson revisits his youth…but with pesto couscous and a blanket. Last weekend my wife and I had the opportunity to attend one of this summer’s premier events in Cheshire – the Tatton Park Summer Picnic Concert featuring Toyah Wilcox, Howard Jones and the headliners for the evening The Human League.  This is the type of event that my wife had always wanted to attend but I was too stingy to pay for but even I couldn’t turn down the free tickets offered to me by my brother who was unable to attend. With a couple of garden chairs...

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Eagle vs Writer: A Coward’s Birds Of Pray Experience

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Why David Moyes Has Inherited An Impossible Job

Matt Hurst explains why the new United boss faces an unenviable challenge in the months to come. The new Premier League campaign is fast approaching and pre-season is well underway. Clubs up and down the country are preparing for yet another year of excitement and disappointment, yet Manchester United have failed to make any considerable improvements beyond the training pitch. This season is the clubs biggest in recent years, for the first time in 27-years Manchester United are going into a campaign without Sir Alex Ferguson. Many thought the club would invest heavily the year Ferguson retired in order...

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