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Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Galatasary v Chelsea

Galatasary away Wednesday 26 February 2014 Istanbul differs enormously from all of the other places that we visit. The Premier League comprises teams that were established during Britain’s industrial and commercial dominance of the world. Britain controlled the largest empire on the globe and London was its centre. It is little wonder, therefore that London […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Everton

Everton at home Saturday 22 February 2014 Stuart Maconie is a radio presenter originally from Wigan and a professional northerner. In his book, “Pies and Prejudice,” he recounts his meanderings across the top half of the country in search of something good to say about the north, its history and its people. As he plods […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Man City v Chelsea

Man City away FA Cup Saturday 15 February 2014 Our last visit to Man City should have been a moment of celebration and joy. Any such joy, however, swiftly evapourated when, as I tucked into my breakfast the following morning, I received a message from a Citeh supporting friend. He had, it appears, gone for […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for West Brom v Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion away Tuesday 11 February 2014 West Bromwich Albion are a typical northern side based in Birmingham’s inner city area slightly to the north east of the city centre itself. A modern plastic stadium surrounded by the decay of past industrial glory. A team who provide sparse hope to an otherwise forlorn area. […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Newcastle Utd

Newcastle United at home Saturday 8 February 2014 Newcastle was first settled by the Romans and then by the Saxons and Danes, being originally named Pons Aelius after the family of the Emperor Hadrian and then Monkchester. But we don’t need to worry about that, because, after the Norman invasion, the North was laid waste […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Man City v Chelsea

Manchester City away Monday 3 February 2014 If there is one thing that we British and, more specifically, we English are good at it and have done for such a very long time as to become part of our national culture, it is invading, fighting, exploiting and enslaving other people from all over the world. […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v West Ham

West Ham at home Wednesday 29 January 2014 West Ham United Football Club was an East End club whose support was made up, primarily, of the dockers who serviced the docks that sprawled along the bank of the Thames below Tower Bridge unloading raw materials brought in from the Empire and loading manufactured goods to […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Stoke City

Stoke City at home FA Cup Sunday 26 January 2014 There is not really much to say about Stoke. The name “Stoke on Trent” is a modern invention, having been coined when the six towns of the Potteries were joined together in 1910. It became a city a couple of decades later. It is a […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Man Utd

Manchester United at home Sunday 19 January 2014. 4pm While Man United is known to have changed its name from the honourable-sounding “Newton Heath”, it is perhaps less known that Manchester itself changed its name during the course of its not very illustrious history. There is no history of any settlement in the area before […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Hull v Chelsea

Hull City Away Saturday 11 January 2014 There are two “facts” about Hull that were universally known. I say “were” because one may soon disappear and the other is no longer a fact. The first is that Hull City is the only football club name where one cannot colour in any of the letters. If […]

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