THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

15 March ~ A tiny and imperious local government official was late for a meeting at which he was to cast a potentially decisive vote. His driver was hurtling along when a football – the erratic, flyaway type of ball commonly seen in beach kickabouts and World Cup finals – bounced into the path of the carriage, which overturned. Mildly concussed, the official missed the meeting which was to discuss knocking down a community sports stadium and building "subtly stylish sea-view lofts" on the vacant land. Local sceptics had suggested that the official might even benefit personally from the project. Read more

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