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July 08, 2006


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Peter Walsh never had the manners to ask permission or to even search for the approval of us or any other key individuals in relation to the book "Manchester Gangs".

And yes.. you are perfectly correct in your opion that British taxpayers money, GMP and Drug dealing is still definately worth investigating.

Dr Paul Stott

Teacher - I am glad someone has finally commented on this book review.

It is (by far) the most read part of this blog, and I found it strange that so many had looked, but no one had commented directly - save for some comments made elsewhere - by the 'Comeback Kid'.

I can't help thinking that there is a lot to be written about that era in Manchester, but it is not my place to write it.

leafy land

what do you want to know?

sean P4P Photos keating

R.I.P KEN KEATING. 24 01 38 •28 06 11, Legend, Friend, Father, Granddad. My dad Loved by many, hated by authority but respected by all. Safe journey to mum old timer x

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.

sean P4P Photos keating

And yes its true walsh just trawled through old newspaper cuttings and NEVER spoke to anybody who he actually wrote about. The book might as well been wrote by the police. Those who lived it know the truth, walsh is a rat bastard who so in the know, he didn't have the contacts to write the truth. Steve Panther from the MEN should have wroth this book, we'd have spoke to him, a real journo.

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