THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

blyth 15020 February ~ They used to have a lot of trouble with snakes in the north-east, in particular the Terrible Poisonous Flying Snake of Blyth & Bedlington. Just a glimpse of its green-and-white stripes in the undergrowth (by undergrowth here we mean undeveloped land behind the abattoir earmarked for new, affordable housing by the council 20 years ago) could send a man mad with terror. Many is the time an unwary local was killed outright, mid-butty, by a snake flying in to inject them with lethal venom from a clear grey sky. Residents lived in constant fear of their lives until the day the boy with the club hand and white hoodie appeared. Read more

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