Somewhere in a Parallel Universe

Posted: March 17, 2013 in Football

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I’m as guilty of this kind of thing as any sports fan. I regularly lounge in my seat at the Sydney Football Stadium and between mouthfulls of pie offer beery advice and constructive criticism to Alessandro Del Piero. Just to outline my credentials: I haven’t kicked a football in over four years and when I was 14 the coach of the team I played for once opted to leave me on the bench and start a match with 10 players.

The pub interior is loosely based on my old local, The Hand in Hand in Brixton. I would often sit in the back room, watching live matches in the company of football critics whose collective tactical genius remained criminally unrecognised by football authorities. England may have won the last two World Cups if the FA had only tapped into this rich vein of thinking.

The pub exterior is based on The Selkirk in Tooting; a fine establishment with a bar billiards table and nice selection of beer. I miss both pubs.

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  1. Excellent work. The “soldiers” line is brilliant!

  2. These are bloody brilliant. Especially love the last one with the vandalised car.

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  4. Kwamya10 says:

    Reblogged this on LeadBreath and commented:
    A little Brilliance from David Squire and the Sunshine Room.

  5. Will Collins says:

    I have no idea why I added ‘see below’ to my previous message, I’m pretty sure you would have worked it out.

  6. SMyle says:

    Great work Dave!

    And the ‘game’ is based on…? 😉

  7. Darren says:

    This is fantastic. Do you get anyone asking for these in print?

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