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The Wall Game

by | 22nd, December 2004

‘LOCAL newspaper sports reporter Roy Webster is a dedicated professional.

The freelancer for the Evening News in Norwich has been reporting on the matches of Wroxham’s FC since 1976.

For this, he deserves a medal and, perhaps, a new assignment.

But things have taken a turn for the worse of late and Webster has been banned from his local ground.

‘I don’t know what I’ve done to upset them – they won’t specify what I’ve done wrong and I don’t know what they’re talking about when they say, ‘adverse reports’,” he laments.

“It’s not too bad. My friend, who owns the house next to their ground, has rigged up a little table made out of plywood on the top of the ladder so I can put my notebook and binoculars and mobile phone on there and I stand on a rung and peer over the wall to watch the game.’

So that’s how he watches the team play – from behind a wall. Instead of how he used to watch the lads – from behind his hands…’

Posted: 22nd, December 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink