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Michael 84

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Diego Maradona R.I.P – 1960 – 2020

Thursday, 26th November, 2020

Maradona

Yesterday came the sad news that Diego Maradona passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He was 60 years old.

It was sad to hear. I remember several weeks or so back hearing about him being taken to hospital for a bleed on the brain. He had successful surgery apparently a couple of weeks ago, but yesterday it was reported he died of cardiac arrest.

He was a legend in football, and will always be remembered as such.

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Football Shirt Friday 2020

Friday, 20th November, 2020

Michael 84 - Football Shirt Friday Newcastle Shirt

Today is football shirt Friday!

I’ve been wearing football shirts quite a bit lately, but today is a special day. Since it’s officially Football Shirt Friday 2020, I thought I would mark it with a special shirt.

It’s my Newcastle United Away shirt from 1996-97.

This isn’t a new shirt, it’s not a reproduction. It’s my actual shirt I wore in 1996. It still fits!

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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2020 Photos – Wind And the Willows

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

Fenwick Window 2020 Wind And The Willows

It’s been that time of the year again, it’s Christmas which means a few things, and in Newcastle it means the Fenwick Christmas Window.

Fenwick Window for 2020 is Wind And The Willows.

It’s a year that’s been strange, but there’s one thing that 2020 cannot take away, that’s Fenwick Christmas Window. It’s a Newcastle tradition, and it’s still here.

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The First Ansu Fati Season At Barcelona – I Got His Shirt

Monday, 2nd November, 2020

Me In My Barcelona 2019-20 Shirt

I got myself another Barcelona shirt. It’s the Barcelona home shirt, and I was not planning on getting this, but I did.

Here’s why…

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90’s Vibes! I Finally Got The Barcelona 2019-20 Goalkeeper Shirt

Friday, 30th October, 2020

Barcelona Goalkeeper Shirt For 2019-20 Champions League

I got myself a couple of football shirts that are brilliant!

First up I have to talk about this Barcelona goalkeeper shirt. I saw this a while back and loved it. I found a great deal on it, so I went and bought it.

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Apple TV+ – Is It Worth It? Everything You Need To Know

Sunday, 25th October, 2020

Apple TV+ Review - Is It Worth It

I got Apple TV+ a few months back when I bought my new iPhone SE. It’s a nice little bonus that Apple has given us, to watch their new subscription TV service which is £4.99 in the UK.

A few months has past, and I’ve watched a few things on there.

Here’s what I think of Apple TV+ and if I think it’s worth it.

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The Premier League Without The Big 6 – This Is What It Would Look Like

Saturday, 17th October, 2020

The Premier League Without The Big 6 - This Is What It Would Look Like

There’s been a lot of talk about the Premier League and how it is structured over the past week or so. Most notably something that was cooked up by people representing only 2 clubs, Manchester United & Liverpool which was dubbed “Project Big Picture“.

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Adult Material – Channel 4’s New Adult Drama Is Pretty Good

Saturday, 10th October, 2020

Adult Material Channel 4 Review

I’ve been waiting for Adult Material on Channel 4 since I saw the previews several weeks ago. It was on TV last Monday, and it was a really good watch.

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T Shirts Of The Week: 2nd August 2020

Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

T Shirt Of The Week Roundup From 2nd August 2020

Hey guys! If you’ve been following me over on Instagram, you’ll know I have been doing my T-shirt Of The Day, every day this summer. I thought I would give an update on the blog, so these are the t shirts which I have worn in the past week.

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11th July 2010 – 10 Years Ago Spain Won The World Cup

Saturday, 11th July, 2020

Spain won the World Cup 10 Years Ago today!

10 years ago…10 YEARS AGO!!!

I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since Spain won the World Cup!

If you didn’t already know, I am a Spain supporter, and have been since I was a kid. The pinnacle in the football world is winning the World Cup, and finally, on 11th July 2010, Spain won their first World Cup!

Time has flown by…

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Life After Lockdown – It’s Weird!

Saturday, 13th June, 2020

Wearing My Retro Italy Diadora Football Shirt

Hey guys!

It’s been a while since I posted a life type of update, possibly because not a lot has been going on for any of us!

Lockdown has been a strange time, and I think life after lockdown it is going to feel weird. I have been living in the lock down for around 13 weeks, but this week I have started to gradually to come out of it, and trying to get back to some normality.

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A Visual Guide To Every World Cup Football: A Nostalgic Look Back At Match Balls

Friday, 12th June, 2020

Every World Cup Football 1930 - 2018

Balls…Footballs. Once they were just round piece of equipment which were absolutely required to play a game of football. But for the past several decades, they’ve became a lot more.

I have always loved the World Cup, and the balls have played a bigger and bigger part in that. I thought it was about time I done a visual guide on all of the balls, and the stories behind them, both in historic terms and my own memories with them.

This is every World Cup football match ball from 1930 to 2018, and some stories behind them.

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Football Restart Dates After The Coronavirus Around Europe (With Map)

Friday, 15th May, 2020

Restart date for football across Europe after the coronavirus

Who else is missing football? We all are!

It seems like we’ve been without football for such a long time, in fact it’s true, we have. Of course in times such as this, health is absolutely the most important thing. More or less everything, including football, has to take a back seat.

But it has to, and will resume some time. Across Europe everyone has a different idea, and some leagues are restarting, some have been cancelled while others only have an estimated return, with others being postponed indefinitely.

Here’s a run down of all the leagues in Europe, and when they’re planning to restart.

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Fun Things To Do When You’re Bored At Home: Stuck Inside? Here’s How To Pass The Time

Friday, 1st May, 2020

Things To Do At Home When You're Bored

Still bored at home? This post has been a long time coming. If you’re stuck inside or bored in the house, I’ve come up with a list of fun things to do to pass the time.

So if you’re looking for a new hobby to start, or you just want something casual, fun and light to do, here’s some ideas to get you started.

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Gangs Of London TV Series On Sky Atlantic – Worth The Watch [No Spoilers!]

Thursday, 30th April, 2020

Gangs Of London - A TV Show Worth Watching

A new TV series has come at the right time! I love re-watching my old favourites, but it’s always nice to watch something new. Gangs of London is on SKY Atlantic and was released on 23th April, but I’ve just been watching it now.

Here’s what it’s all about, with no spoilers for you! 😉

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