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Magpie Chaser “Only Tried Football for a Laugh”

"The ball doesn't fly or anything. I just wanted to see what it felt like."
-- Alasdair Maddock (DP1)

Magpie Chaser “Only Tried Football for a Laugh”

Magpie Chaser “Only Tried Football for a Laugh” is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet about Alasdair Maddock’s obsession with Muggle sports (DP1).

The Prophet reported that Maddock, a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team, had been spotted practising headers with a Muggle football in Dorset. He had previously been suspended from the team for employing techniques from the Muggle game of basketball during a game against the Caerphilly Catapults (DP1).



This is the first in a series of articles where we learn about Alasdair Maddock and his fondness for Muggle sports:

Lexicon list of British and Irish Quidditch Teams

Although the date printed on the first Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP1) is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.

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Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet

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Harry Potter Wiki: Montrose Magpies

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