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Mike Whitby, Foo’

Posted in Modern Living by Russ L on 28 November, 2008

Mike Whitby, Fool is the current localblogmeme. The illustrious leader of Brum city Council has been quoted as suggesting that Aston Villa Football Club should change their name to include the word ‘Birmingham’.

I’m not a football follower, but you all already know I’m against this branding-mania that seems to be steadily taking root locally. I’d rather live in a world where local colour is preserved, rather than seen as secondary to whatever concept we’re trying to flog this week.

It does amuse me to find that folk who want to see the Black Country become part of a ‘Greater Birmingham’ find this hurrumph-worthy, though.

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  1. Pete Ashton said, on 29 November, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Touche, sir. Touche.


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