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the City of Milan tribute to Herbert Kilpin, Milan founder from England

MILAN - Today, November 2 (that is the Day of the Dead) in my church (Sant'Ambrogio, that is the patron saint of the city) and at the main graveyard, the mayor of Milan, the redhead Mrs Letizia Moratti, paid homage, among others, to the founder of AC Milan, and now he's in the Famedio among the most important people of the city. Kilpin was from Nottingham, the city of Robin Hood (today we have Robinho playing, nicknamed Robinhood :). In Nottingham they have similar trams to our modern ones.
A few months ago there was a football museum in Milan main square, and also a competition to win some little prizes. The people were in a queue (Oasis beautiful song "Part of the queue" :), great to play by guitar, also in the film North Country with Charlize Theron). We were there to phototograph the Champions League trophy and answer to a question: a man was saying the years, and the people had to answer which European team won the trophy. I knew all of them and even told the answers to the people, but when it was my turn, I was excited on the stage, it's ironic and of course I answered a wrong one ahahaha I had to say Nottingham Forest, now a not so big team but in the past they won it 2 times, in 1979 and 1980.

not by Liam as it's written, but Noel

Brief biography, this is very interesting:
Kilpin was born in Nottingham in 1870. He grew up with nine older brothers and sisters at 129 Mansfield Road. After leaving school he worked as a lace warehouse assistant in the city. He was a keen footballer and, aged only 13, he had taken part at the foundation of a small amateur club named after Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose players wore the typical red shirts.
But he didn't play for Nottingham Forest and the other team from there, Notts County (the oldest professional football club in the world, 1862). Kilpin's footballing career went on with the now defunct Notts Olympic and then for St. Andrews, a church team based near the Forest Recreation Ground on Gregory Boulevard.
the Hotel du Nord et des Anglais
(Hotel of North and of the English)
in Milan, where AC Milan was founded, near AC Milan
headquarters today, now called Principe di Savoia Hotel
where also Oasis stayed
from England to Italy
He became the first-ever Englishman to play football abroad. By 1898, Kilpin had already left Turin and settled in Milan with fellow Englishman Samuel Richard Davies, where he met some English people in a bar (our Football English Pub ahahaha) living here (as today still 7,000 English live in Milan), as Edwards. And the following year, the duo, with some Italians, was among the charter members of A.C. Milan, which was originally named Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club. In honor of its origins, the club has retained the English spelling of its city's name, instead of changing it to the Italian Milano.
The first elected president was Alfred Edwards; while Kilpin, who was arguably their most experienced man, would serve as player-manager (he was the first manager and first great player). However, he decided to let his oldest teammate David Allison be the captain for the first season. Allison is also credited as the first goalscorer in the history of the club, scoring the opening goal in Milan's first match, a friendly against Mediolanum, on 11 March 1900.
The newly founded club proved immediately successful, as they won the national title in 1901, only the second season of their history. Kilpin spent nine seasons at club, and led the Rossoneri (redblack) to two more titles in 1906 and 1907.
Kilpin died in 1916, aged only 46, probably due to his drinking and smoking habits (I think I already heard this about some England player :)
In 1999, the club's centenary year, A.C. Milan paid for a new tombstone in the Monumental Graveyard.

pub in Milan, very close to the hospital where I was born

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Nottingham Forest-The Establishment and England-former Forest&Manchester City's Stuart 'Psycho' Pearce
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30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


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3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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