THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

24 November ~ This image, to channel Alan Hansen momentarily, is all about pace, movement, speed, velocity. Atletico Balboa were founded as a result of a dream experienced by one of their founding fathers. It was a very vivid dream in which the subject is carried away by a tornado while out in the fields by his home, sheltering from creditors. Roughly deposited in a forest clearing, he encounters a scarecrow who doesn't have a brain, a tin man who doesn't have a heart and a gynaecologist who doesn't have a map. Renzo, for that is our hero's name, makes good friends with these three and they sing a song together, "Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay. Were laid spread out before me as her body once did", actually prefiguring Pearl Jam's Black by a good 70 years. Pearl Jam, of course, never used cowbells. Read more

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