Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Team, Nigeria

I found this commentary funny. Enjoy Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, Nigeria There was a time in one’s youth, when one knew little of the world, that Hamilton Academical felt like the greatest possible name for a club. One grows of course and the environment expands. It becomes gradually clear that not everybody’s parents eat roadkill and there are other ways of getting a high than belly-flopping onto a smaller child’s paddling pool. In the same way, football teams from all over the world swim into one’s purview and some of them have even better-sounding names than Hamilton Academical. Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, for example, have a truly exceptional name, and their fans’ song: “We love you Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, we do, We love you Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, we do, We love you Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, we do, Oh Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, we love you” is rubbish. But this is a spiritual club, as evinced by the hands clasped in prayer on its crest, and the song, though a bugger to scan, is still strangely uplifting. If, incidentally, you are going to Nigeria and plan to see its famous Mountain of Fire and Miracles, be sure to take in the Visitors Centre which sells mementoes and shows artefacts, including a hand towel that, anecdotally, cannot dry tears.

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