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Vicariously sporting

One of the things I like about my current house is that from my bedroom window if the wind’s right, I can hear:
* the crowd chants and tannoy from the football stadium;
* the announcements from the mainline station.
I’m not being sarky, either. London is great.

(and welcome, Tim-readers. This site isn’t entirely ready yet, but feel free to click about and have a look…)

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  1. Jim
    March 29, 2006 at 9:41 am | #1

    I can hear Highbury from my window. By now, I'm almost able to distinguish the "hurray we've just scored" roars from the "send him off" ones too.

  2. March 29, 2006 at 11:22 am | #2

    Fuck off, you cunt!

    I mean, good to see you back.

    I still owe you a pint.

  3. March 29, 2006 at 7:31 pm | #3

    'Back'? Yeeesss…. It's like you never left. ;)

  4. March 29, 2006 at 8:18 pm | #4

    Welcome back

  5. March 29, 2006 at 8:21 pm | #5

    I could have got that in Worthing if I'd gone for the second-choice house on our shortlist – it was just round the corner from both the main station AND the local stadium (if that isn't too lofty a term).

    In fact, these were the key reasons why it was our second choice and not our first…

    (Welcome back, btw)

  6. March 30, 2006 at 12:14 am | #6

    Nice and loud last night, wasn't it? And there were over 1000 empty seats. If I'd known, I'd have gone.

  7. March 30, 2006 at 1:08 am | #7

    Maybe we could just start with anyone who can't hear Highbury from their houses? Might be quicker.

  8. dearieme
    March 30, 2006 at 3:43 am | #8

    Were you the laddie censored by your employers?

  9. March 30, 2006 at 11:15 am | #9

    Not me, but then I live within listening distance of That Stadium That Isn't Wembley… Not quite correctly positioned to catch the tannoy announcements from Cardiff Central, but I can hear the trains coming in and out of it.

  10. March 31, 2006 at 6:05 am | #10

    Good to see you back!

  11. chris
    March 31, 2006 at 7:21 pm | #11

    I once lived in earshot of Bramall Lane, which was only any use the time Bruce Springsteen played there.

  12. chris
    March 31, 2006 at 7:21 pm | #12

    Oh, and welcome back!

  13. ed
    April 3, 2006 at 7:21 am | #13

    Not a Tim reader, usually; just clicked randomly at the Ablution for old time's sake and hey presto,
    no longer past tense. I like the title btw. Welcome back.

  1. March 28, 2006 at 9:58 pm | #1

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