Friday, February 10, 2006

Let's get this party started

One of my favourite books is Brilliant Orange a cultural exposition of the Dutch and their football. A cracking read if you like that kind of thing. One of the joys of the book was that the author had chosen to order it in an anarchic random style starting with chapter 7 then chapter 21 and so on. His homage to the Total Football of the 70's brilliantly executed by Cruyff Neeskens and Krol. No formal structure but if you wanted to you could read it sequentially or in the random order. Nice idea.

So never one for an original thought, I have decided to dip in and out of this fractured history of mine and allow you to pick your way through the chaos and action. I used to be a stickler for dates and details. Now I stuggle to put things in the right order, so apologies if it has the feel and continuity of a series of the Simpsons. Just read it and enjoy or undertand.

I'll start with an interesting curio, because it sprang to mind recently and we'll take it from there.

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