I’ve said it before, trying to get the teen to come on a day out with the parents is nigh impossible, but sometimes there’s an invitation even he couldn’t refuse. We didn’t have to ask twice when we told him we were invited to visit Manchester City FC for a tour of the Etihad Stadium, perfect for a footy mad teen. Now Man City isn’t our team, but we were all aware of the fab stadium and it’s facilities and really looked forward to touring the state of the art stadium.    The teen was impressed from the minute we met…

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In our house of boys they talk football, play football, and the 26 year old even does it for his job. With this, and living between the football mad cities of Liverpool and Manchester, I was destined to have a pitch instead of a lawn, but little did I know just how much football would be played on it. I don’t mind our boy and his friends playing in the garden but they can kick a ball quite far and it often ends up in the neighbours garden, which is a nuisance for them considering they have no young children.…

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Dear Mr Cameron, I hear you blamed ‘brain fade’ for saying you supported West Ham, when you actually support Aston Villa. Being brought up in Liverpool in a house of football I could never imagine anyone making such a mistake. Liverpool is famous for having families who support different teams. Liverpool & Everton scarves being worn as a family leaves the house to support their respective teams, no one ever gets mixed up and puts on the wrong scarf! Football is a passion, ingrained in your soul, it’s exciting and heartbreaking and despite the fact your team may be absolutely…

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Today starts the Summer term and quite soon our Primary school newsletter will state the date for Sports day. The children love sports day and look forward to finding out which teacher is their team leader. Parents and grandparents come to watch the fun, and that’s what it should be, a fun day. School sports days usually run smoothly but apparently that’s not so for kids sport in general, When the cricket charity Chance to Shine did a sport survey of over 1000 children aged      8-16  45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them not want to…

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