Murray’s Premature Adulation

Posted on January 16, 2019

As a sports fan, I was quite intrigued to watch the toe snapping tribute to Andy Murray at The Australian Open the other day. This not because I don’t like Murray, quite the opposite. Murray is a fine competitor in a brutal sport. However, the Aussies ran a tribute that, following the in the footsteps of the BBC, was bordering on an obituary. I saw the press conference last week when Murray (who is beset by a hip problem) said that he ...

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Can England Go All the Way?

Posted on July 11, 2018

I don't know about anyone of you reading this but I can't concentrate on anything today, making admin cock up after cock up to the point where I am going to pack up for the day. I haven't done myself any favours, playing a 1990 hit list on YouTube and reflecting back on when West Germany broke our hearts on that sultry Italian evening that is etched into my memory like it was yesterday. The tragedy, the emotion and the tears were like nothing ...

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Here Comes the World Cup!

Posted on June 13, 2018

I feel like a bit of an impostor joining the World Cup bandwagon at this late stage as I have shown little or next to no interest in the qualifiers or indeed, football in general. As Frankie Boyle said in his excellent 'Frankie Goes to Russia’ documentary, "Football is now a rich man's game, with money making it as joyless as a bedtime story from Mick McCarthy". However, I stumbled across an England game against Puerto Rico last ...

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Cyrile Regis

Posted on January 16, 2018

I was going to do a little piece on Cyril Regis last night but I decided not to as former players like Dion Dublin and Brian Deane did it much better and unlike me, knew him well. For people of my age group Cyril Regis was something of a phenomenon because back in the 1970's white footballers still had legs like they were about to snap and pasty looking faces courtesy ciggies, booze and wild women. In contrast, Regis was built like an ...

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Kane Earmarks Man City as Metatarsal Date!

Posted on October 23, 2017

Spurs in-form striker, Harry Kane, has earmarked the home with fixture with Manchester City as the day he would like to break his 5th metatarsal. The fixture takes place on the 14th April next year and leaves an ideal time frame for Kane to get almost fit for the World Cup Finals in Russia. Speaking after his virtuoso display against a really shit Liverpool side yesterday, Kane confirmed that April would be the ideal time for the injury, ...

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