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Everything I have is blue

Every week is a blank canvas when it comes to creating a fresh column, but this week is blanker than most. I had planned to give you an eye-witness account of the Peterborough game, report on the Under-23’s progress at … Continue reading

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Oh Mr Porter! We only wanted to go to Peterborough now we have to go to Crewe

I can’t say for sure it’s never happened in the interim but the last time before Sunday I recall witnessing Rovers squander a three-goal lead was in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia in October 2002. Three up after an hour … Continue reading

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Dice tumbling right for Tony as table turns our way

It would be churlish in the extreme to find fault after two more Rovers victories making it four in a row overall but fear of coming over as an old curmudgeon has never stopped me before and you guys seem … Continue reading

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Tony must turn heat up on Gas then give Gary a right good going over

When Rovers’ fixtures came out in June I looked for little portents and coincidences from our previous ventures into Division Three and was just a tad disappointed that Bury and Oxford away, while grouped together inside four days as in … Continue reading

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How we found the island resting place of the last Mighty Magyar. Hungarian football odyssey 3.

A 24-hour overnight trip to/stay in Slovakian capital Bratislava meant a temporary hiatus in my football history and geography field trips. There wasn’t really time to wander off exploring much other than the utterly charming old town itself and I … Continue reading

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Rovers must get back on track at shell-shocked rock-bottom Shakers

There isn’t a railway station in Bury these days but there was in 1952 and one Saturday tea-time early that year my dad and a few hundred, maybe a thousand, other jubilant Rovers supporters including, I’m told, a young  businessman named … Continue reading

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