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The first (tentative) farewell

October 11, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

It has been almost exactly a year since I started with Kicking Sport, and I feel that now is the right time to give the game up.

I’m not ruling out a return to action in the future, but for the time being I am ready to hang my satirical boots up, if only to focus my dubious talents on other things.

My thanks go to everyone who has read this blog, but a few individuals in particular must be named (and shamed) for their support and encouragement:

Michael Cargill – Mr Cargill helped me to set up and volunteered an enormous amount of information, including suggestions for writing. I recommend that everyone has a look at his writing for wild and crazy satirical pieces that will keep you entertained during the monotony of your day job. (If you’re lucky enough to have one.)

Stevo Music Man – Stevo has been reading since the very first days and has been so encouraging I can almost forgive him for supporting Leicester.

Gingerfightback – Mr GFB has offered plenty of comment and opinions which have been much appreciated. His popular site is a right good ‘un for anyone who is glad to find out that gingers are far from dead and buried in today’s society.

To everyone else (there are too many to mention), an equally big thanks.

I will still be around, checking the above blogs and more. It’s been a pleasure writing Kicking Sport and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Thanks and best wishes,


  1. October 11, 2012 at 19:12

    Cripes! I can’t believe it’s been that long.

    Good luck for the future, and thanks for the mention.

    • October 11, 2012 at 19:15

      Hi Michael, my thanks to you for all your help. I’m doing a couple of other blogs and I’ll still be checking your stuff regularly, but thought it better to sign off rather than disappear. The advice you gave me has helped a lot with other things I’ve been doing and I really appreciate it. I’ll be in touch soon. Take care.

  2. October 11, 2012 at 19:16

    Good luck in the future, you’ve given me countless hours of laughs it will be a shame to see you go. But I know it’s so demanding doing a blog. Keep in touch

    • October 11, 2012 at 19:36

      Hi Stevo, pleasure has been mine and I’ve really valued having you reading this blog. I’ll keep the Twitter account open in case of other odd bits and I’ll still be “online” but thought it best to let everyone know I’m trying to shut this one off. Best wishes and good luck to the Foxes this season.

  3. October 12, 2012 at 11:00

    Good luck with everything – I hope to see some Kicking Sport in the future though – it is too good to walk away from. Cheers!

    • October 12, 2012 at 17:28

      Thanks as always. I will keep hacking away and probably use “The Sarcastic Times” to post things from now on. Will be reading your stuff as well of course. Keep it up and keep in touch!

      • gingerfightback
        October 12, 2012 at 17:37

        Goodstuff – Keep them coming!

  4. October 12, 2012 at 21:31

    Mr Kicking Sport,

    It has been a pleasure to read all your posts: checking my inbox and seeing an email notification about a new post really brightens up the day.

    Thank you for your work, the effortlessly funny writing will be sorely missed.

    • October 13, 2012 at 15:48

      Hi Martin, your words are very kind and appreciative. I’ll keep doing odd bits and probably post them here from now on: http://thesarcastictimes.wordpress.com/

      I’m not going permanently “offline” so I’ll be sure to keep an eye on what you’re doing. Plug away and keep in touch! Best regards.

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