The Famous Crystal Palace

About a minute after Jason Puncheon (he’s one of our own) scored, I noticed that my eyes were a bit watery.  Watery in the same way that they get when I listen to Nina Simone sing “Mr Bo Jangles” (it’s all about the dog).

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Three bottles at the football

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City a fortnight ago was quite a match.  We lost in the 90th minute after a quite brilliant game, one that I thought we might just nick.  In spite of the loss it was an outstanding showing for Palace against what is probably the best team in the country.  A couple […]

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Born in South London.

Best drinks so far this summer?  Cold Evian and some Dark Star Hophead.  2003 Calon-Ségur and 1989 Langoa-Barton consumed with Boy Wonder were excellent (the best magnum, and the last, of 2003 Calon I owned; 1989 Langoa the most “proper” red Bordeaux I’ve had in ages), but claret and sunshine don’t always mix: it was […]

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Friendship, fuses, football

A few years ago one of my good friends blew a fuse or two.  Not just the indicators or the interior light: the serious fuses.  Engine management.  One of those red lights that actually mean something. And those who know will tell you: these are difficult fuses to replace.  The nadir of my friend’s combustion, […]

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