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Gander Monium
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No Midsomer, No Murder
The FA Cup. The world's oldest footballing competition and until last year, something we'd began to fall out of love with a little. Then, like the rest of the country, we decided to go all 'retro' & relive the 80's. In our case that involved going a bit men...

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Spoons Carpet
"Sutton for good mutton, Cheam for juicy beef.... "Croydon for a pretty girl and Mitcham for a thief." I love a bit of local history me and this playground rhyme is thought to date back to the 1800's when our beloved Gander Green Lane was just that, a farm ...

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All Mod Cons
"I know i come from Woking, and you say I'm a fraud. but my hearts in the City where it belongs..." Can't possibly start off a blog about Woking without quoting its most famous son, yep, the Weller Fella, the old Modfather himself, a man worshipped by our o...

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Sadly Sober Saturday
Thank you Mr Duke for your kind handover and there was me fretting about what nonsense you would write by way of introduction.  Your words though squire are very kind! T hankfully there is no need for an international break in Non-League football, and may I...

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Who Needs Tarpey?
So what is up with this season then? Have the footballing Gods decided to completely reverse our form from last season? Let us not forget, we only won two games away from home all of last year and we've already eclipsed that by the end of August. But it doe...

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A Brief Abdication
August has been a busy old month. 7 games to squeeze in and with a few in the treatment room when the season kicked off it looked like we'd be having a tough time of it. How wrong we were. The lads available dug in, grafted their bollocks off, reattached th...

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The Super Tennent's - Football Abroad
Picture this (if you can), there I was, inside a Kentucky Beef restaurant, Joe Pesci is standing in the corner singing his 1998 non-hit  "Wiseguys" , Alec Stewart is regaling to me of the time he scored a century, in his century and on the Queen Mother's ce...

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Non-League Stinks of Piss...
Orient. Now then, here's a thing. One of the worst Saturday afternoons of my life was spent on a trip out to the old Brisbane Road sometime around 1980 to see them play Brentford. "What the fuck were you doing heading all the way to Leyton to watch some pox...

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A Highland Fling - Football Abroad
As you may know, we occasionally like to take ourselves out of our footballing comfort zone and parachute ourselves into more exotic surroundings in which to witness the beautiful game. We usually prefer somewhere where we don't speak the lingo, the beer is...

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Gandermonium Film Review - 'Goal!'
I can't believe I'm doing another film review for the blog. So what has Taz decided to give me this time I hear myself ask? Well last time I got to do "Zidane a 21st-century portrait" and this time I have been given "Goal: the impossible dream". Well woppy ...
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