Stevenage open meet 2012

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Young has written an essay on Stevenage in the current issue of the literary magazine Granta. The town of Stevenage, England, 30 miles north of London, was once a small patch of farmland with a few thousand people.

After World War II, the British government created a massive planned community there, and hoped it would become a model for public housing for the world.

Gary Younge is a writer for The Guardian newspaper. He grew up in Stevenage, and found it to be a mixed blessing.

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Younge wrote an essay about it for the spring issue of the literary magazine "Granta. Reading The town felt planned. It was color-coded, with each neighborhood assigned a specific shade so that you always knew where you were. In Bedwell, for example, where my mother had taught, all the street signs were blue. In Broadwater, where I grew up, they were brown. Designed to promote a sense of community, each area had its own small shopping center with butchers, green grocers, launderettes, news agents and chip shops.

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Reading The street names were also themed. One area paid tribute to great British women: Wow, you really get the sense of a planned community. You even wrote that you didn't have to ask neighbors where their toilets were because all the houses were designed in exactly the same way.

I think it's true that when the town was built, it was almost percent social housing. That was partly the point of it.

There were downsides to this. You said you look back now with some surprise - that Stevenage, this planned development, was the reason that farmland was disappearing. It's something you didn't realize at the time.

You wrote that new development was snacking on green space. Yeah, we just kind of landed there. And so the notion of there being a history to the soil was one that hadn't really occurred to us, although it didn't take much to really work that out. The Irish would call it blow-ins. We just kind of blew in from all over the place. That's such an interesting phrase. I do want to ask you about how your family landed there.

And that same program was bringing in people to work. And your mom came from Barbados. The government paid to have her come in and work as a nurse. Um - I mean, Stevenage was the product of this great postwar effort that built the National Health Service, that nationalized the Coal Board, and so on.

It built new towns, and Stevenage was the first. But it also brought in large numbers of people from the colonies, to Britain.

Now, I say the colonies because my mother came from Barbados, but she came with a British passport. And she arrived to be a nurse and to build the NHS. So her arrival in Britain was very much part of the same, government-led effort that Stevenage was. Later - your father is out of the picture; your mother - as you wrote - at age 44, dies suddenly in her sleep.

And the community really - sort of was shocked. And, you know, you said that some wrote in to say that they had just seen her in the town center.

And if we come back to the way that Stevenage was planned, it's an interesting day, the day that my mother dies, because she goes shopping. And Stevenage has this - it was the first town with a huge, open, pedestrian center.

And she had been a teacher. She had been a community worker. Cudicini comes to collect, but drops it under a heavy challenge, but gathers it at the second attempt. What would Larry David make of pre-match handshakes? This has been a good start from Stevenage. Wilson romps down the right, his cross takes a nick and Kaboul has to stoop and awkwardly concede a corner. Freeman curls it to the far post, but Beardsley can't rise high enough to meet it.

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The first scare for Stevenage, as a high ball over the top catches them cold, with Defoe scampering in behind. The flag stays down but he can't bring the ball down, despite an acrobatic effort to do so on his part. This is the sort of match that has a Defoe hat-trick written all over it. Tottenham win their first corner, Laird heading behind on the right. Rose curls it into the six-yard box, but Roberts boots clear. This has been a spectacularly agricultural opening.

Bale gets his first chance to romp down the left, but Wilson stands up to the challenge well. Stevenage won't want to see that happening too often though. Stevenage are making this as uncomfortable as possible for Spurs which, let's face it, is the only way they're going to win. Kyle Walker, hustled by two defenders, forgets that the pitch here isn't quite as wide as the princely spreads of green he usually gets to play on, and runs the ball out of play on the right.

Even against Stevenage, Spurs do miss the fluency given to them by Luka Modric. Not that they're struggling at all, but they do lack someone to dictate their passing and haven't quite clicked yet. Bale hasn't been able to get into the game yet; he'll probably start drifting in-field more and more if it continues like this. The circus is in town in Stevenage today. I mean that literally.

Arsenal haven't turned up by mistake. Livermore spreads a fine pass out to the left for Roe, who's moved forward from left-back. The youngster does well to beat his man and get to the byline, before drilling a low cross to the near post.

Defoe gets ahead of his marker, but can't open up his body properly to steer the ball goalwards, and can only direct his stabbed effort past the left post.

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It never fails to amuse when defenders hit long balls to Jermain Defoe, 5ft 6in. He's not winning much. Unlike Beardsley, who chests down a long ball to the onrushing Charles, whose burst into the box is halted by Nelsen.

That was a hugely important challenge. Charles was nearly through. Henry's first touch gets away from him, tempting Nelsen to nip in and rob him of possession. The defender's perhaps a little rusty though, and isn't fast enough. Henry prods the ball round him and then goes down, but Phil Dowd rules it wasn't a foul.

This has the whiff of turning into a very awkward afternoon for Spurs. Their class is likely to tell at some point, but right now there is very little between the two sides. Harry Redknapp is furious on the touchline. He wants him team to get the ball down and start to pass it. At the moment, they can barely string two together.

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That's better from Spurs. On the left side of the area, Saha spins away from a challenge and then drags a low cross-shot wide of the far post. In the Stevenage goal, Day treated himself to a dive for the cameras. You can always rely on ITV. Gabriel Clarke has decided now would be the best time for an interview with Stevenage's manager Gary Smith.

What's that all about? Rose cuts inside on to his right foot and goes for glory from the edge of the area. Tottenham are just starting to get a grip of the game. Stevenage stand off Bale, whose drive from 25 yards out is well blocked by Ashton. As well as Stevenage are playing, they haven't had too much to shout about going forward. Phil Dowd has had to step in to stop an ongoing argument between Ashton and Defoe getting out of hand.

It was caused by an off-the-ball incident, the Stevenage defender flinging the Spurs striker to the ground like a rag doll. Defoe, understandably, wasn't too happy about it.

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Beardsley shoots wide from long range. They're the new Ipswich. Both sides are yet to concede a goal in this season's FA Cup, I hear, which goes some way to explaining this catenaccio affair. Though that stat was nearly ended here, as Rose beat his man again and hung an inviting cross up to the far post, where Walker headed wide from close range.

It sounds worse than it was; he just couldn't get high enough to make proper contact with his header.

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Are circuses still allowed to use performing animals? The chances are coming for Spurs now and they could have had a penalty here, although it probably would have been soft. Saha got in between the two Stevenage centre-backs and controlled a cross from Livermore beautifully with his chest. Just as he looked poised to give Spurs the lead, Roberts accidentally trod on his foot and, off-balance, Saha's tame effort looped straight at Day.

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The challenge actually took Saha's boot off, which makes a pretty convincing case for it being foul. Now Saha does get a decision in his favour, brought down on the edge of the area. Spurs try to tee up Defoe for the shot, but by the time he goes to shoot, Laird is right on top of him. Stevenage can't handle the tricky Rose on the left. He crosses again and Dawson's pinpoint header is cleared in front of goal by Bostwick.

It might well have been going just wide, but Bostwick couldn't take any chances. Up the other end, Charles dodges past a couple of challenges and gets into the Spurs area but, given a slight glimpse of goal, he panics and delays, eventually losing the ball. Another free-kick to Stevenage, this time on the left. At the near post, Beardsley tries to flick it on at the near post, but gets it all wrong, the ball looping high into the air.

It looked like there was no danger at all, only for it to drop down and under the bar, forcing Cudicini, under severe pressure, to push it over the bar. From the corner, Stevenage appeal for a penalty as Beardsley cracks a volley goalwards and Saha blocks with his chest.

They can be a good counter to football hype. Even with Arsenal in crisis and Spurs on form, it's always tough to go to the Emirates and win. Byrom goes through Parker and picks up the first booking of the afternoon.