Extracts of Blagg's football blogs as he follows West Ham United and England through the usual series of near disasters.

Featuring links to the Annual Billy Blagg Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs.

Also featuring guest appearances by 'Captain Olympic'.

Monday, 17 September 2018

June 30th 2018

For a beautiful lady who's battling hard.

This was our - or one of our - songs. The words perfectly summed up our situation when we first got together back in 1987. I first told Gail I loved her on Christmas Eve 1987 at High Wycombe Railway Station. Not a great place for one of the world's great romances perhaps but, as another song says. 'I had to start it somewhere, so it started there'.

Gail replied to this on Facebook 

Gail You could have waited until you brought the tissues in

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