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Gough the Toff

Gough the Toff

What quality’s would you expect a potential MP to possess? A good knowledge of economics, public relations skills, and a solid grounding in local politics all spring to mind. But no, it appears under David Cameron as long as you can bowl a good delivery and do the cha-cha your in. I am referring to … Continue reading

Watch the Rugby, it Will Make You Feel Good

Watch the Rugby, it Will Make You Feel Good

Being working class and from the North I should probably be a Rugby League man, but I’m not. To be honest I don’t really like Rugby at all, I don’t even understand the rules. Yet there is something about the six-nations that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, something that … Continue reading

Beneath the Clock Tower

Beneath the Clock Tower

The hands point to 11:24; they have done so for as long as anyone can remember. The insipid structure is a fitting monument to a town that time forgot. Dreary concrete structures flank the tower on either side, the sea of grey interrupted only by the shop fronts below. Bargain food stores, charity shops and … Continue reading

Arsenal vs Barcelona, April 2010

Arsenal vs Barcelona, April 2010

“I believe that when you do something, whether it be writing, dancing or playing football, if you do it at the best level it becomes art. Because what is art? It is something that is always good to watch”. Speaking yesterday Arsene Wenger predicted that tonight’s game would be art, not football. Agree or not … Continue reading

The Story of Transfer Deadline Day, January 2011

The Story of Transfer Deadline Day, January 2011

Transfer deadline day: sports greatest soap opera. More twists, turns, drama and sub-plots than corrie’s anniversary special, and almost as ridiculous. It is probably the most exciting yet repulsive day on the football calendar. For every jubilant fan, drooling over their new messiah, another sits dejected and mournful at the loss of their hero. Of … Continue reading

Help Me I’m A Phobiaphobe

Help Me I’m A Phobiaphobe

Some time in the first century AD Roman writer and physicist Aulus Cornelius Celsius (not to be confused with the 18th century Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius) first used the phrase ‘phobia’ as a way of describing morbid fears. Little did he imagine his theory would have transcended into such lunacy. 2000 years later and it … Continue reading