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Just read a great book? Good for you, but no one else really cares. Support a football team, on the other hand, and you'll never be out of contact with your friends.

27th October, 2013

As a child, did you ever envy a group of other kids their game? Maybe they had marbles and you didn't, or a skipping rope? And all you could do was hang around the edges of the play, feeling wistful?

There are times when I feel this way about football.

Last weekend, Spurs beat Aston Villa 2-0. My other half immediately texted a friend he hardly ever sees - but who is a Spurs fan...

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