Anti-Wokeness – A Desperate Bid for Attention

Posted on January 21, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of celebrity culture, the latest trend has been for faded stars find themselves grasping at straws for a resurgence. One peculiar fad that has emerged in recent times is the adoption of an "anti-woke" stance. It seems that failed celebrities, footballers and politicians are drawn to this controversial narrative to reclaim their place in the spotlight. Why indulge in such madness? Pursuit of Attention I ...

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The Impact of Wealthy Businessmen at Football Clubs

Posted on January 20, 2024

The ongoing chaos at Reading FC has had me thinking about the intersection of business and sport. In the last two decades it has become increasingly prominent, with wealthy businessmen frequently taking ownership of football clubs. While this infusion of capital can bring about positive changes, it also raises concerns about the potential downsides. So, what are the pros and cons of a wealthy businessman taking over your football club? Fi...

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A Desperate Day at Reading FC

Posted on January 14, 2024

In the shadow of persistent disillusionment, today marked my reluctant return to Reading FC alongside my son and stepson. The journey to the ground was overshadowed by the looming protests saturating social media. We knew things were likely to turn ugly and they did. Unfolding Despair The situation at Reading FC, a long standing bastion of Football League history, has plunged into a despondent abyss. A series of crises unfold, from ...

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Is Dry January Worth It?

Posted on January 9, 2024

Ah, Dry January is in its second week, and I've become a detective, snooping around folks who either embrace this dry spell or consider it as relevant as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking contest. Chatting with the abstainers and the 'I'll-have-just-one-more' crew has been quite the rollercoaster. You see, the definition of an alcohol aficionado varies wildly. For instance, an accountant I work with once confessed his nightly glass of ...

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Stepping Out of Christmas!

Posted on January 7, 2024

When December arrives, the winter gloom descends upon us. Then the Christmas lights swoop in like knights in twinkling armor, apparently granting us the permission to eat and get pissed. Pubs and restaurants turn into bustling havens, and suddenly, everyone’s as jolly as Santa Claus himself. The build up to Christmas is still a wonderful time of the year. However, after the much-anticipated work break ends, the winter gloom hangs around ...

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