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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 an 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

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 truthful I don’t really like Rugby of any ilk, 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 … Continue reading

Perfect England

Perfect England

England took a huge step towards retaining the ashes last night, bowling Australia out for 304, still 71 short of England’s huge first innings total. It was the first win by an innings and more over the Aussies in 24 years and thoroughly deserved. Many are calling it a ‘perfect’ performance; it’s certainly hard to … Continue reading

Blatter’s blotted notebook

Blatter’s blotted notebook

So Sepp Blatter is now calling England sore losers following last weeks disgraceful goings on. Absolute rubbish. FIFA dismissed England’s bid because our media exposed them for what they are, corrupt, self-important money-grabbers. The BBC expose shamed FIFA, who rather than stick to the principles expected of such an influential organisation have reacted in a … Continue reading

The beautiful game

The beautiful game

“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

Do we need video technology?

Do we need video technology?

So we have reached crunch time of the football season, every goal, every decision, every missed chance will now define your clubs year. The difference between success, failure and mediocrity can be very little. With so much riding on each game it is often the man in the middle who comes under most scrutiny. A … Continue reading