Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Portrait of the Tragic as a Young Man
In the midst of family Christmas festivites this afternoon, my parents produced a couple of surprises, unearthed as a result of some recent spring cleaning. First:
Your own Football Tragic circa 1978, inculcating a lifelong passion.
But my own favourite:
Homebush Boys' High 4th XI, 1959.
Father of the Football Tragic is extreme right, front row. Outside-left (left-winger, for those born after the war) was his position, he informs me proudly. But then...he's almost entirely right-footed, like me.
It seems the coach was the philosophical forerunner of Pierre Littbarski and Terry Butcher, as far as the deployment of wingers is concerned...
love and kisses
President of the Left Footer Association.
W. Hill esq.