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To my amazing teammates, To the people who know me at my best, my worse and everything in between. To the people that are always there for support no matter what the situation is. It never resists to surprise me how amazing it is that a group of people can change your whole life, no matter how big or small that it is. How much impact that you can have on a single person from the way that they live, to the new experiences that they have and most importantly the attitudes that they have towards different situations. You all are the ones that have changed my life and have never left me no matter the mistakes that I have made. I could write so much about you all, how you have made an impact on me and those that have surrounded you. From the way that you care about me and the...
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Dear Celtic FC Board Season ticket #### Name Vlad #### It is very much with sadness I write to inform you that I will not be renewing my season ticket unless the Club is willing to change current management. I have had this current season ticket since at least 2007 and previous to that I held a season ticket for 4 years. I have absolutely no trust in the current management in terms of: 1. The manager's stubbornness to change a boring style of play. He seems to be a slave to the system and refuses to accept that his system is not entertaining and not working. 2. His European record, speaks for itself. Does The Celtic board see improvement that will lead to Champions League qualification or decent run in Europa? If not, why are we delaying the change in management...
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Mr. Chancellor, You'll probably never read this but I feel as though it needs to be said. First and foremost, I'm a diehard Seahawks fan and have been for as long as I can remember. And you have always been one of my favorite players. I recently saw you had taken to Twitter portraying an appalling story about having the cops called on you. I have read different articles and all of them seem to agree with you, these two women who called the cops are racist. However, I find myself trying to see the situation from the perspective of the women. If I had been in the same position, what would I have done? I think it's safe to say, I would have called the police and it would have had nothing to do with the color of your skin. If anyone, male or female, is trying to get into a building that is...
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Dear Coach, Why do I have to wear a skirt when I play? Does it help you better point me out when seeing a guy lacrosse player? Does the fact that I am not wearing a helmet, or that I have my hair in a pony-tail not show a distinction? I am going to bring up a feminist point, so beware; why do the girls need to wear a skirt? Girls soccer players don't wear skirts, so why should we? I cannot tell you how many times I have been made fun of for wearing a skirt while I'm running on a field. It's bad enough girls cannot check each other while boys can. The least you can do is let the girls wear shorts, I'm not asking that much. The skirts themselves are so short, they offer nothing to the uniform, except to hypersexualize us. We are participating in a sport, we deserve to wear what we want,...
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Dear Pro Football Hall of Fame members, I am contacting you to point out the injustice of Tom Flores not being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has contributed so much to the game that cannot and should not be overlooked. The diversity that the NFL desperately strives to achieve, started with this man many decades ago. His accomplishments at every level of the game are unrivaled. And yet, he remains on the outside looking in. Flores was the first Hispanic starting quarterback in the NFL. The first Hispanic head coach to win a Super Bowl. Not once, but twice. He was also the first Head Coach to win a Super Bowl as a Wild Card team. And the first Hispanic to serve as Club President and General Manager. That's not only diversity, that's SUCCESSFUL diversity! In addition,...
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Much has been made of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s less than inspiring tantrums at the Super Bowl — both on the field, and after the game when he stormed out of the press conference. But last year’s losing QB, Seattle’s Russell Wilson has shown nothing but good sportsmanship and class since he came into the NFL. And with Peyton Manning expected to retire after earning his second ring to top off a legendary career, Wilson once again showed his character by writing a heartfelt open “letter” to the future Hall of Famer, with whom he shares a deep Christian faith. Wilson titled the letter, “If This Is It…” From all the wins, to the few tough losses. From the 71,000 yards, to all the touchdowns, to the few interceptions. From all the meetings, to all the hard...
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It is with deep sadness that I need to inform you that I am stepping down from my role of volunteer Director of Darlington 1883 Ltd, with immediate effect. Some of you will know that I suffered a mini-stroke recently, this event was a wake-up call for me and was life changing and since that time I have drastically changed my lifestyle. Removing unnecessary stress by retiring from any employment was one of the changes I have made (alongside healthier eating, which maybe was noticeable to some!) Volunteering for DFC has, particularly over recent months, become much more demanding, both in time and pressure, than myself and my family ever envisaged or imagined it would be. It is all encompassing and has no limits on the demands on me. Protecting (and I must re-iterate and emphasise that...
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Customer Relations The Football Association Wembley Stadium PO Box 1966 London SW1P 9EQ 4th February 2016 Dear Sirs Re: Governance Body Endorsement (GBE) Case for a UK Work Permit re Lovre Kalinic...
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Dear Mr Abramovich, John Terry is Chelsea, the modern incarnation at least and I mean that in every sense, for better and worse. He represents the boring football. The hatred of rival supporters, the negative press, 'Chelski' cheating and buying their way to the top table. Countless others have copied the model across Europe, but none have done it quite so well, or made others quite so angry, as Chelsea and Terry. While others have come and gone, the 35-year-old former academy player has been the constant. The totem, even more so than the sometimes humourous Jose Mourinho, for all that scorn and vitriol. The most hated player of the modern generation? Probably. The best defender of the modern generation? Trickier to answer but definitely in the conversation. As you well know, he...
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Mr Fox, Thirteen months have passed since I last used my Birmingham Mail blog to communicate with you and the powers that be at Aston Villa Football Club. You invited me to the ground and we shot the breeze about the many issues at the time. You assured me that Paul Lambert was the right man to take us forward and then sacked him the next week (the right call). You impressed me, I felt that you had some good ideas and that if we did survive we would be better placed in the coming years to improve. We survived. Just. As I usually do, I thought there was no way the upcoming season could be any worse than the last. Sadly I was very wrong. This season has been a complete and utter disaster, the worst in my twenty-two years as a season ticket holder. Horrific decisions by...
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