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Sunday 17th May 2015 8:39 pm

I suddenly look really productive, because I have posted more fanfic today. I am not quite as productive as I look (one fic I posted recently I actually wrote in March and most of it is really short, even by my short standards). Don't be fooled into thinking I'm a fast writer.

Today's fic is:
The Home Team (896 words*)
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Relationships: Ian Chesterton/Barbara Wright
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, John Chesterton
Summary: Barbara can never quite understand her husband and son's preoccupation with football.

*But 915 words in LibreOffice

This came from the audio The Flames of Cadiz, where Ian talks about football and his father taking him to matches. He always supported the home team - Sunderland - and still does (or at least did in 1963). It seems likely that Ian would take his son to football matches and Arsenal had a ground they were likely to live near, assuming Ian and Barbara settled somewhere near Shoreditch.

I then did a whole lot of research into whether Arsenal and Sunderland were in the same league when John would have been a child (assuming he'd been born in the late 1960s). They were in 1976-77. And in the 80s. Before I realised I was reading the table wrong, I learnt that generally when they played at Sunderland, Sunderland won. Despite this, Arsenal were often near the top of the table and Sunderland near the bottom (getting relegated to the second division a few times (no premiership in those days)).

Which is more than I ever thought I'd know about football.


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