‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us, so it is time for us to sit back by a roaring fire, pour a glass off eggnog and enjoy the first part of a festive morality tale which comes to us courtesy of Jude Ellery of Man & Ball, Football Farrago and, most recently, Strange Bounce. In part one of this reworking of Twas The Night Before Christmas, entitled A Visit From St Meredith, we are visited by a rather familiar figure for this time of year. The other two parts of this trilogy will be available on Strange Bounce next week. Our thanks go to Jude for sharing this with us. We’ll be back tomorrow with a special Christmas message but, in the meantime, we’ll take a moment now to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous new year. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. United socks hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there. The baby was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of footballers danced in his head. A Littlewoods nightie, and dad’s special cap, Lay close in attendance as owners did nap. When out on Pitch One there arose such a clatter, Wayne sprang from the bed...

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