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It’s No Kirkwhelpington, But It’s Close

I’m not all that interested in the ongoing controversy about Trevor Brooking and youth development in England. But can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that the chairman of the Football League is named “Lord Mawhinney“?

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It’s No Kirkwhelpington, But It’s Close

by Brian Phillips · November 13, 2008

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