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Darren Alexander

A brief word on Darren Alexander, joint-chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter’s Trust, whose funeral is today. Darren was one of those larger-than-life types who didn’t just know so many people, but made such an impression on them all. Reaction … Continue reading

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Enic out!? No – just do their job. The state of Spurs we’re in

ANOTHER weekend, another Spurs-in-crisis post-mortem on the following Monday. Look at the papers this morning and you’d be forgiven for thinking this is some member of the serially successful European elite that’s being probed and dissected, instead of a well-supported … Continue reading

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SPURS FANS! Why waste time reading different sacked manager stories? Simply cut out and keep this handy recyclable guide!

IT’S that time of the year again, when people gather excitedly to celebrate the arrival of the messiah. It all harks back to an ancient faith that a star will appear somewhere in the East, and a saviour will lead … Continue reading

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Chic show why music matters

It’s 8pm and a hot sun has set behind the South Downs hills. Yet though the shadows are darkening, the place is still bathed in gleaming warmth. The glow comes from a crowd high on euphoria. Chemically-assisted joy at this … Continue reading

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The Olympics were not perfect – but showed why sport matters

For anyone who grew up in the 1970s, London 2012 has been an odd affair. One look at the medal table to see ‘Team GB’ in third place has prompted us 40-somethings to do a double take and mutter ‘You … Continue reading

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The games people play

It’s the fag end of the football season and once again Tottenham Hotspur appear to be at a crossroads. It is a situation as reliable as hosepipe bans in the middle of a monsoon. And yet again the full picture … Continue reading

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Sports nostalgia books – ideal Christmas gifts

Among my new books on sale now are When Boxing Was Boxing – with a foreword by the great Barry McGuigan – and When Cricket Was Cricket. Check out some of the reviews here There’s also Those Were The Games … Continue reading

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