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Sticks, stones, words and boos

I recently read an article that described Chris Sutton as a miserablist. That’s a great word and if I had known it as a child I would have used it to describe my dad at football matches.  He wasn’t the sort of fan who shouted and screamed.  He just stood there with a look of contempt on his face and only occasionally muttered, “Rubbish!” to express his opinion of the standard of play. Continue reading

Intelligence and courage

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The Latin motto on Sheffield Wednesday’s crest can be translated “intelligence and courage” and Birmingham City displayed both in the game on Saturday. Blues fans have traditionally regarded courage and commitment as essentials in a player, with intelligence and skill as a bonus. We have supported players who were not the brightest or best as long as they gave their all.  Continue reading