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Remembering Gary Ablett, 10 years on

In September 2009, I was a mascot at Elland Road. An historic, daunting stadium which despite the 0-2 defeat proved to be a special day out. That was partially a distinctive day out because of my encounter with then County manager Gary Ablett.   He was a towering but gentle figure. We walked down the corridor…

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Boxing Day Memories Special 

I’ll start with a brief history relating to Boxing Day football. In the Victorian and Edwardian era’s football was known to be played back-to-back on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. With public holidays clubs would gain bumper crowds as the working class had the free time to attend the games. Over the years with the improvement to…

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