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Hitting the woodwork

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Matthew Long

28 June 2010

I should have known it. Slovenia was a false dawn... the only woodwork our players are acquainted with is the stuff holding up the goal net. The Germans would have won anyway, and were a vastly better organised and motivated bunch, but Lampard"s shot hitting the crossbar and then crossing the go ...

I woz write!

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Matthew Long

25 June 2010

Well, what can I say... the only rational explanation for England"s win against Slovenia was that Fabio had bowed to the mounting media pressure (ie my blog) and made the boys do woodwork after all. I mean they played exactly as I predicted they would in my previous blogs, if they took up our fi ...

Football crazy...

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Matthew Long

22 June 2010

Well, the England team have ignored my advice from a previous blog to take up woodworking to help them along. You remember the post – I encouraged them to take up our art because it encourages hard graft, forward thinking, a slow steady build and a fine finish. Well, that was before the Algeria resu ...

Write on!

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Matthew Long

17 June 2010

I love getting feedback from readers, and even more so this particular email. This week I received a very polite missive, informing me of our mistaken identification of a hex bolt as a coach bolt. Hands up, we got it wrong! But what was great from a personal point of view about the email was that th ...

Headline goes here!

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Matthew Long

15 June 2010

Well, WPP44 has nearly been finished now... and it is editorial repro tomorrow, so hopefully everything will go off on time. The bulk of the work is done, and the only big job remaining is to design the front cover... and think up a headline. Headline"s are tricky things. It"s like telling a ...

Decked out

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Matthew Long

11 June 2010

It"s funny how being a woodworker changes your view of the world. By that I mean, it"s almost impossible to walk into a building and not notice how well, or otherwise, the joinery has been carried out. For instance, today I"ve just been to the pub to say goodbye to a colleague who is lea ...

Drinking ahead

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Matthew Long

8 June 2010

Well, I had a little time at the end of last week, so thought I"d make an experimental project to see if it would work. I"d seen those wine bottle balancing thingys on the internet, you know the ones that hold the bottle parallel to the floor, by having a hole in them that the neck of the bo ...

Long and short of it

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Matthew Long

4 June 2010

Am down the workshop today, sorting out cover shots for issue 44. Now, shooting covers is a long and complicated business sometimes, though sometimes everything just clicks, and they happen very easily. The idea is to take a picture that illustrates something in the magazine, that is instantly recog ...

World Cup

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Matthew Long

2 June 2010

The excitement is building. A certain tournament is just around the corner, and our World Cup special WPP is on the shelves. I don"t know about you guys though, but I just can"t be optimistic about England"s chances. There have just been too many false dawns for our football team, who al ...

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