Me and the Lads

Ian Wiggans was one of several of my alter egos created for a cable access show I used to produce called, “My City Underground”. Ian was based loosely on real-life soccer thug cum actor, Vinnie Jones. (Have a look. Most will recognize him.) “Me and The Lads” was a fictional CD release by Ian’s (also fictional) poser punk band called … Read More

Summer of ’86

The Hand of God

I’m sure that like me, many football (soccer) fanatics can call up and/or cross reference life memories based on what major football event was taking place at the same time. For me, the Summer of 1986 comes rushing in like a flood. A random collection of memories in no particular order: – I lived in a college flop house near … Read More

Basking in the Glow of the Red Devils

As a lifelong (but hopefully recovering) hypochondriac, I had a recent visit with my doctor over cholesterol and blood glucose concerns. As I often do, I was wearing a long sleeve Manchester United jersey the day of the visit. I was pleasantly surprised when at the end of our uneventful visit, my younger than me Grey’s Anatomy doctor (100% Irish … Read More