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2018 WORLD CUP: The Ericle’s Round-By-Round Review

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VIVE LA FRANCE!

FRANCE was the best team at the 2018 World Cup Finals and is the worthy winner. Bravo !

Russia’s World Cup was a sumptuous footballing feast – a global tournament that more than did justice to … Read more...

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The Ericle’s 2018 World Cup bets: Update

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Wagers to date:  £151

Open Bets: £10

WON/LOST: +£14.69 (net)

OVERALL WINNER (Bets placed 13/6)

£5 each on FRANCE + ENGLAND  WON £28.61  (BETS LAYED OFF AFTER QUARTERFINALS)

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GAME BETS*: Groups/£2/Rof16: £3/Quarters: £4/Semis: £5/Final £10

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Every 4 years The Ericle pulls out his Willie

Every 4 years, at about this time, I make a point of pulling out my Willie. That’s my World Cup Willie, of course, the mascot of the England football team that competed for and won the 1966 World Cup. (Well, … Read more...

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AN ERICLE EXCLUSIVE: World-Of-Cricket Map Redrawn

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The Start Of An Affair

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On this day, 62 years ago, I went to Craven Cottage for the first time. This was the second professional football match that I had attended. On the 17th September I had been taken to see Chelsea, the reigning … Read more...

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Football dreams.

Sub-titled: Everything you need to know about football but were afraid to ask.

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Psychotherapists love to hear about their clients’ dreams. Mine is no exception. Last week I had two dreams that involved the England football team. As a consequence … Read more...

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It’s time to kick professional football where it hurts.

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Just when you think the FIFA World Cup saga could not drag ‘The Beautiful Game’ any lower, another revelation sets a new low. As if it wasn’t bad enough that Russia & Qatar bought the 2018 & 2022 Finals, and … Read more...

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The Curse of the Michael Jackson statue

The Ericle has been distracted a ‘little’, (I’m sure that Mrs. Ericle would say a ‘lot’), by Fulham matters of late (Mrs. Ericle: ‘always has been’). For those who have not been paying as much attention, Fulham’s journey from Europa

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FULHAM FC: At The Crossroads

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Back in March The Ericle reported, (see here), on the likely relegation of his favourite football team; after 13 seasons in England’s Premier League. Today – the inevitable having come to pass – just 4 games into the new … Read more...

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1966 & All That

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One of the great experiences of my life was to watch every England game at Wembley in  1966. It was remarkably easy to get tickets back then. My Dad & I just rocked up to the Wembley box office and … Read more...

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