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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Thursday, April 06, 2006
    "It's mythological. It's Greek."

    Exultant! After witnessing Middlesborough's storming Euro win put me on an end-of-week high, I shall soon retire content after watching a BBC stream of Mark E Smith reading the football results last November. A collaboration provoked by Final Score using the Fall classic Theme From Sparta FC as their theme tune. It was a thrill hearing Smith's familiar nicotine-tonsilled intonation announcing, "Hum.. BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP! Er, Charlton Athletic one Manchester United three..."

    The interview with Ray Stubbs afterwards was extremely amusing, especially when Smith turned it round to ask, "I want to ask you, Ray: why have you got a Number One haircut? (hilarity in studio) ... It's like what people in er, murderers from Strangeways get (soccer pundits roaring laughing) ... You look like you've escaped from Strangeways..."

    Update (Oct 2006) - now on YouTube: