Author Archives: carlmcqueen

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Founder of Optajoke - www.twitter.com/mrcarlmcqueen

That was the Premier League…what did we learn?

Die-hard OptaJoke fans will remember after the very first games of the Premier League season, I wrote a blog entitled “The Premier League is a week old…what have we learnt?”, which jovially looked at the state of the table. Well … Continue reading

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Goodbye League One, My Old Friend…

“If we can keep the players together, if we can bring one or two extras players in – which we will do in the summer – that’s a start. It’ll be a long season to get back here again, but … Continue reading

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OptaJoke ‘Previews’… England’s Euro ’96 Squad

OptaJoke Revisits: England’s Euro ’96 Squad ***In this series of blogs, OptaJoke member Carl McQueen goes ‘back to the future’ and utilising his selection of vintage Premier League Merlin Sticker Books, he’ll ‘preview’ a team’s chances for that forthcoming season…therefore … Continue reading

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OptaJoke ‘Previews’… Liverpool 1994-95

***In this series of blogs, OptaJoke member Carl McQueen goes ‘back to the future’ and utilising his selection of vintage Premier League Merlin Sticker Books, he’ll ‘preview’ a team’s chances for that forthcoming season…therefore written as if the season had … Continue reading

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OptaJoke ‘Previews’… Manchester United 1995-96

***In this series of blogs, OptaJoke member Carl McQueen goes ‘back to the future’ and utilising his selection of vintage Premier League Merlin Sticker Books, he’ll ‘preview’ a team’s chances for that forthcoming season…therefore written as if the season had … Continue reading

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The eternal frustration of a lower league football fan…

“It’s not the despair that kills you, it’s the hope…” John Cleese; 1986 73 – Number of clichés there are to describe the mixed emotions us mere mortal lower league football fans suffer. Experience. Arsenal fans can probably switch off now … Continue reading

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The Day The Samba Died…

“Can anybody, anywhere, show me a better player?” Sir Bobby Robson Hmmm, maybe that’s too emotive for a title in which no one has passed away, but I disagree – the Brazilian magicians have now all but disappeared. Ronaldo Luís … Continue reading

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