Which side of me will win?

Ubi Žabara! Svi’ja Policija!

This weekend I went to a proper professional football match for the first time ever. I’d been invited to ‘The Eternal Derby’ by Vasja, a hardcore NK Maribor supporter whose piercing, homicidal stare belies a warm, friendly disposition. The Eternal Derby is the biggest grudge match in Slovenian club football NK Maribor versus NK Olimpija Maribor – the PrvaLiga (don’t ask me to say it… actually, it’s probably like, “ProwerLeega”) league’s two best teams representing the country’s two biggest cities. Read the rest of this entry »


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Boscombe bus man eats raw sausage – did it really happen?

Knowing there would be disbelievers, witnesses to yesterday’s raw sausage eating incident say they used convincing means to confirm the rawness and sausageness of the raw sausage before and after the bus journey on which it was eaten. But the mystique surrounding the raw sausage eater continues to raise questions.

Was it really a raw sausage? How do we know? Where are the pictures?

Already those questions are spreading in Boscombe and surely beyond. In the absence of photos and with the entire sausage given up to the man’s voracious and clearly impatient appetite, many people don’t want to believe that the raw sausage – a revolting and potentially harmful snack to some – was really eaten.

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