82. True Story.

I want to tell you a tale, possibly a short one, but true none the less. It is about the time I played for Newcastle United. Being a lifelong Ipswich Town fan of course I would have loved to have played for them, but things never work out that way. And as Sir Bobby RobsonContinue reading “82. True Story.”

39. Coaching Soccer (Real Football)

I know the title of my blog is about wasting time. In the about me page I mention that it is really a look about where my life has gone. I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve wasted. Which is why I’m being careful while I write this entry because I don’t want people to think IContinue reading “39. Coaching Soccer (Real Football)”

34. Love/Hate

A while ago I posted about my first love, now as promised is part two, Love/Hate. I want to admit something now, it’s kind of hard to talk about, but as they say if you get it out in the open, someone else can suffer along with you. Back in 1977 I tried something,  IContinue reading “34. Love/Hate”

15. Shirts for Goalposts

Times have changed, somethings for better, some for worse. I look at the way my kids relax and play when they are on their own time, they either have a cell phone in hand or are facebooking about something they heart or have the Playstation loaded up playing some game that I have no idea how toContinue reading “15. Shirts for Goalposts”

8. Subbuteo Table Football

For those who remember the good old days when you could buy two fruit salad chews for a penny and wrestling was always on the TV after the football results on a Saturday, there were two options ways you could go in toys. If you were a boy, that is. You either wanted Scalextric or Subbuteo.  IContinue reading “8. Subbuteo Table Football”

4. 1979-80 Panini Football Sticker Book

The following year after I sold my soul to Ipswich Town FC a strange thing happened. I decided to buy a copy of Shoot Magazine. I was not normally a Shoot reader. I’d recently been let down by my newsagent over a missing pair of x-ray glasses that were “supposed” to be there in myContinue reading “4. 1979-80 Panini Football Sticker Book”

3. My Biology Project

1984 was a good year. The Toy Dolls released Nellie the Elephant, so all was well in the universe. Nothing ever could go wrong. I was going to County Upper School in Bury St.Edmunds and doing what all kids of my kind do. Try to fit in. I had more than one zip on myContinue reading “3. My Biology Project”

1. Kevin Toms Football Manager

Once upon a time in a continent far far away. Lived a small boy who got a 48k spectrum computer and the world changed. Yes the 1k ZX81 was fantastic with its power to do nothing, but there did seek to be something special about spending four hours to type in a game which inContinue reading “1. Kevin Toms Football Manager”