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Broooooce at the Emirates

First Night Review: The last time I saw Bruce Springsteen, at the O2 last December, he played one of the best set lists for many, many years (Racing in the Street and Jungleland – aaargh) – and I like to think it was just because I was there. Could he beat that this time? Obviously […]

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Harry Potter and the Big Coincidence

So, I finished reading the last Harry Potter book to Alex tonight. Two or three years’ worth of bedtimes, and astonishing to think, I’ve read all seven books out loud. Stephen Fry, eat your heart out. Alex can’t even remember that far back, when he was just four years old and in Reception class, so […]

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As many questions as answers, probably

After I submitted a statistical analysis of Town’s season to Those Were The Days a week or two back, the good folks there have been badgering me for more, and I have to admit I couldn’t resist. Anyway, if you want to read all five I’ve now done, here they are: Boring Boring Ipswich Did […]

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Ebbsfleet Utd’s Big Day Out ends happily

What a great day for Ebbsfleet United, and yah-boo sucks (oh yes, my arguments are cultured) to over-opinionated, under-informed fools like Martin Samuel in The Times, who just took the easy option and stuck the boot into My Football Club without stopping to think that perhaps – just perhaps – these 29,000 souls who’ve invested […]

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Some statistics about Ipswich Town’s season

Finding myself having to do some Excel work today, and looking for some more interesting stats to distract me, I pasted in the Championship tables since the new tiering began 16 seasons ago (1992), so I could have some fun with unusual ratios and the SORT function in general.