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Out in Malaga, Spain, in the last week of June 2017, something quite extraordinary took place. At least it would have seemed extraordinary, if not impossible, when I was a youngster in the early sixties. A global athletic event was organised … Continue reading

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Sexagenarians Cycle Coast to Coast – Shock Horror!

Isn’t it true that the ‘exception proves the rule?’ Okay, so one of our nine cyclists was 59 years old, but the other eight were well into their sixties so we’re happy that an aggregated age of 570 meets the group … Continue reading

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J, K, L and M…what next for Ks?

Saturday 29th April, 2017, just about 57 years to the day after my first match watching Kingstonian play, I went to Kingsmeadow to watch their last game at the ground they’ve known as home for the last 28 years. Now, I don’t claim … Continue reading

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Only In Vegas… And Only Once (for me)!

Well, they say you should experience everything once. So, I’ve experienced Las Vegas and, if you have the chance, I’d say take any opportunity, go and then decide, perhaps like me, that you never need to go again or decide, … Continue reading

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Saving Kingstonian – A Manifesto (of sorts)

Originally posted on THE KINGSTON ROAD END:
Plenty has already been said and written about the referendum on community ownership, and it’s not my intention to add too much fuel to that particular fire. In my view, the referendum was…

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A Sixties Perspective : Kinks, Ks and Kingston Grammar

One of my 65th birthday treats last week was to go to Northampton’s Derngate Theatre to see the pop musical Sunny Afternoon. As a fan, and with a personal history which involved a few drinking sessions with The Kinks’ drummer Mick Avory … Continue reading

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Ks in Crisis? Fans reject chance to take over Kingstonian as uncertainty over club’s future grows

Thought I’d re-blog this as I researched for my own blog. Save the Ks! Fans voted on whether to become a community owned club over the autumn, but only 56 supporters moved to take control compared to 111 people against. … Continue reading

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