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Meet the Tea Ladies (and Tea Boys) of British Soccer

The (according to 45 ‘failing’) New York Times has this wonderful story of a great British tradition, Tea Ladies and Boys of football.

News flash, they are not just for football. Every meeting, organisation, group and social club has them and in my experience… they are delightful to talk to and about their chosen profession or community.

As @NYT reporter Jack Williams learned, they are vibrant part of the fabric of every group. Most do this as a labour of love, a means of getting out of the house, becoming social and simply to avoid sitting at home and dying alone in front of the telly.

Jamie Vardy and everyone knows how important they are to chat up and share with. And their loyalty means they will take any secret offered in private to their graves.

So thanks Jack for featuring this very British institution.

(PS, coffee is also on offer but it will be traditional British dishwater strength instant.)

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Denis G Campbell
Denis G. Campbell is founder and editor of UK Progressive magazine and co-host of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is the author of 7 books and provides Americas, EU and Middle Eastern commentary to the BBC, itv, Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is CEO of Monknash Media and a principal with B2E Consulting in London. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and on Facebook.

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