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CM0304 Stories The Invisibles

Story – The Invisibles – 6 – In Da Club

This is episode six of a wider series. To start at episode one, click here. “Go, go, go, go go, go, go, shawty, it’s your birthday. We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday. We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday.” “Aaaaaarrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.” George Bond awakens, his pounding head in his hands, his leopard-print dressing gown half […]

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CM0304 Stories The Invisibles

Story – The Invisibles – 5 – Where is the Love?

This is episode five of a wider series. To start at episode one, click here. “Yo, what’s going on with the world, momma? Yo, people living like they ain’t got no mommas.” Old Trafford is absolutely rocking. Red streamers dance in the air and kids in the stands hug their Dads as the final whistle blows. […]

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CM0304 Stories The Invisibles

Story – The Invisibles – 4 – Cry me a River

This is episode four of a wider series. To start at episode one, click here. “You don’t have to say, what you did. I already know, I found out from him. Now there’s just no chance, with you and me, there’ll never be. Don’t it make you sad about it?“ Smash! Thud! Bang! Manchester United manager […]

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CM0304 Stories The Invisibles

Story – The Invisibles – 3 – Sound of the Underground

This is episode three of a wider series. To start at episode one, click here. “It’s the sound of the underground, the beat of the drum goes round and round. Into the overflow, where the girls get down to the sound of the radio.” Monster hit “Sound of the Underground” by a pre-tattooed arse Cheryl Tweedy […]

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CM0304 Stories The Invisibles

Story – The Invisibles – 2 – All the things she said

This is episode two of a wider series. To start at episode one, click here. “All the things she said, all the things she said, running through my head, running through my head. All the things she said, all the things she said, running through my head, running through my head.” A Portuguese teenager with […]

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CM0304 Stories The Invisibles

Story – The Invisibles – 1 – Hey Ya!

This is episode one of a wider series. “My baby don’t mess around ‘cause she loves me so and this I know fo sho.” Every single Manchester United fan globally must have shed at least a tear when Sir Alex Ferguson grabbed that microphone at Old Trafford. No. I don’t mean that time when he […]

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FM20 Stories The European Journeyman

Story – Journeyman – 30 – Bayern Munich – Part of the journey is the end

This is one episode of a wider series. To instead start at episode one, please click here. “Not every man knows what he shall sing at the end, watching the pier as the ship sails away, or what it will seem like, when he’s held by the sea’s roar, motionless, there at the end, or what […]

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Story – Journeyman – 29 – Bayern Munich – Ain’t no stopping us now

This is one episode of a wider series. To instead start at episode one, please click here. I park the G63 outside Säbener Strasse and consider everything I’ve been through so far. Being penniless in Sweden. Relegation, then promotion and domestic cup success in Norway. Unemployment. Stability in the South of France, then UEFA Europa Conference […]

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FM20 Stories The European Journeyman

Story – Journeyman – 28 – Bayern Munich – We are who we are

This is one episode of a wider series. To instead start at episode one, please click here. So I understand you’ve heard (and read) the news? I was settled at Lille. I was comfortable. Ready to go again in the UEFA Champions League. Ready to go and retain Lille’s Ligue Un crown. Ready to permanently dethrone […]

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Story – Journeyman – 27 – Lille – This is breaking news!

This is one episode of a wider series. To instead start at episode one, please click here. Former Lille manager Adam Lockhart has reportedly turned down the opportunity to manage Juventus and a lucrative contract extension to remain in France; to replace Roberto Mancini as the manager of Bayern Munich. Mancini had been at the helm […]