We've done Town players by nation at least twice to my knowledge but I do not recall a run through of players by the county in the Home Nations (and surrounding islands). So I've done all the hard ones for you but left a few easy ones so that you can pass a few minutes filling in the gaps...
Tyrone Mings - Bath and North East Somerset Kelvin Davis - Bedfordshire Marcus Stewart - Bristol Tom Adeyemi - Buckinghamshire Mick Lambert - Cambridgeshire Tommy Smith - Cheshire Christian Walton - Cornwall Sir Bobby Robson - County Durham Kevin Beattie - Cumbria Russell Osman - Derbyshire Kieffer Moore - Devon David Best - Dorset Neil Thompson - East Riding of Yorkshire James Norwood - East Sussex Sir Alf Ramsey - Essex Cole Skuse - Gloucestershire Simon Milton - Greater London Paul Mariner - Greater Manchester Peter Morris - Hampshire Mick Hill - Herefordshire Jordan Roberts - Hertfordshire Joe Pigott - Kent Chris Makin - Lancashire Luke Varney - Leicestershire Jamie Clapham - Lincolnshire Aaron Cresswell - Merseyside Paul Goddard - Middlesex Clive Woods - Norfolk John O’Rourke - Northamptonshire Jackie Milburn - Northumberland Tony Mowbray - North Yorkshire Dave Hill - Nottinghamshire Kevin Wilson - Oxfordshire Dalian Atkinson - Shropshire Lee Martin - Somerset Frazer Richardson - South Yorkshire Paul Cooper - Staffordshire Roger Osborne - Suffolk Mick Mills - Surrey Chris Swailes - Tyne and Wear Sam Morsy - West Midlands Conor Chaplin - West Sussex Richard Naylor - West Yorkshire Ben Thatcher - Wiltshire
Ryan Fraser - Aberdeenshire Scott Fraser - Angus George Burley - East Ayrshire Billy Baxter - Fife John Wark - Lanarkshire Neil Alexander - Midlothian Gerry Creaney - North Lanarkshire Frank Brogan - Stirlingshire Scott Duncan - West Dunbartonshire Alex Mathie - West Lothian
Wes Burns - Cardiff Emyr Huws - Carmarthenshire Gavin Williams - Merthyr Tydfil Lee Evans - Newport Geraint Williams - Rhondda Cynon Taff John Elsworthy - Monmouthshire Dai Cornell - Swansea Tom Lawrence - Wrexham
Gareth McAuley - Antrim Bryan Hamilton - Belfast Sean Friars - County Derry Cloin Healy - County Down Keiran McKenna - County Fermanagh Allan Hunter - County Tyrone
Barry Cotter - County Clare Damien Delaney - Cork Tommy Carroll - Dublin Alan Lee - Galway Stephen Hunt - Laois Ronan Murray - County Mayo Jonathan Douglas - County Monaghan Daryl Murphy - Waterford
Brett Pitman - Jersey
English counties unaccounted for: Berkshire, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Rutland, South Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Scots counties to fill in: Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Borders, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Highland, Inverclyde, Kincardineshire, Moray, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Na h-Eileanan Siar
Welsh counties: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan
It's Friday so fish and chips will be going in the oven in an hour or so. I have no peas but do have frozen beans (not a euphemism for the effects of the cold weather). However, I also have a vegetable crisper with many unused Brussels sprouts leftover from Christmas in the fridge. They need using but will they ruin lunch, do they sit easy with breaded peppered sole? Can I put tartare sauce on the plate and have it mixing with the sprouts?
I appreciate that we need a calmer leader who cannot greatly upset too many of the populace but four bouts of self-isolation and now two COVID-19 infections does not convince me that he is the careful steadying hand that is needed.
Town warrant an entire chapter, Peter Weir says that when Aberdeen drew holders Ipswich in the UEFA cup he didn't have to look up who any of the players were, they were so well known.
Sounds like Alex Ferguson was still reeling from being taught a football lesson by Liverpool the previous season and was determined to thoroughly research and tactically better us. Dismissive comments attributed to Mick Mills did little to dissipate Aberdeen's resolve and Mick was given a torrid time as a result, his worst ever two games in a Town shirt?
After the match Mel Henderson wrote to Aberdeen hoping to put the record straight and, in fairness, they published his letter in their next programme. The chapter in the book also uses a lot of remarks by Mariner to describe what happened in the home and away legs. Sir Bobbly sent the team out after half time in the second leg with the assessment that if they scored the whole stadium would be lifted and we would not stand much chance but if we scored the crowd would lose heart and we could manage the game out. Mariner's assessment of the circumstances that led to Weir's fifty fifth minute 'not a Worldy, just a decent shot' coming about through Mills getting unexpectedly beaten and Cooper not saving a shot he normally would have done is a little bit poignant.
But what if someone actually did run a World Cup to find the best band? Useful way of spending January whilst we get deprived of football by match postponements? Anyway, my band entry is Led Zep and this one is for an impressive opening victory in the qualifiers:
Gordon Brown, who might just be the most ethical and moral Prime Minister the United Kingdom has ever had - but also the most error prone (until Johnson, that is), rightly highlights the uneven distribution of vaccines around the World. But how much of this inequality arises from wilful self interest of richer nations and how much from the practicalities of distribution from where vaccines are manufactured and from the necessity of low temperature storage and the problems that arise from that? And how much resistance there is from some races and religions to the vaccines? Has any of that resistance been 'planted' online by racist memes or is it valid when past misdemeanours in medical practices are considered?
Thankfully Kast has not done a Trump but has conceded to Boric just an hour and a half after the polls closed (first Sunderland, then Chile). Let's hope there is no repeat of 1973 and the military respect the democratic vote.
Resounding defeat for Neil Shastri-Hurst in a seat that the Tories have held for almost two hundred years, Greens get more votes than Reform. If only the Monster Raving Loony Party had put up a candidate then we could have seen UKIP's vote into the tens rather than the low hundreds...