The ‘O’ Ring Theory in Sport

Posted on May 15, 2019

I was listening to Radio 5 the other day and the subject of the 'O Ring Theory' came up. My dad was in the car at the time and he explained that this dates back to the 1986 Space Shuttle disaster. Seven astronauts died as the shuttle disintegrated. My dad tried to explain it to me but unfortunately he is a scientist and I am not. When my dad gets technical it results in the hard drive in my head crashing. This concludes with my brain needing ...

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Farage Set to Replace Kirkwood on Breakfast

Posted on May 11, 2019

The BBC have announced the sacking of long time BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Kirkwood, 58, has allegedly been sacked for calling a small boy 'a cheeky wee monkey' after he asked for an autograph. It has also been alleged that she once said good morning to Independent MP, Heidi Allen. Because of the racial connotations of her remarks to the child and sinister links to Heidi Allen, the BBC said they had no choice. ...

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Danny Baker – Is Hanging too Good for Him?

Posted on May 10, 2019

What was Danny Baker thinking? Only he will ever know what possessed him to do something so stupid. 'Trial by Twitter' is not a new phenomenon yet stupidly, Baker now finds himself as a new member of the publicly shamed society. He has been in the media a long time, so his naivety is quite bizarre. Despite this foolish act, what gets me is how many people on Twitter actually know that Danny Baker is racist. That's because they say he is and ...

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Klopp: The Master of the Collective

Posted on May 8, 2019

Football is a very partisan sport where it is natural to want to see rivals lose. The bigger the club, the more they are hated by their direct rivals or those in their shadow. That's what makes it a great spectacle.As I have got older, I have lost some of that partisan feeling but I love watching managers in action. Whether it is pantomime villains like Neil Warnock, paranoia experts such as Ferguson and Mourinho, or smarm merchants like ...

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Death of the Ducklings…It Must be Packham’s Fault!

Posted on May 3, 2019

When I go on a dog walk with my friend Simon, we start at Cliddesden Pond. Just under a fortnight ago, there were 11 ducklings happy following their mother around.Now there are three. Those three have a perilous fortnight ahead of them as they can not live independently without their mother for around 28 days. If two of them survive, it will be a job well done by the mother. With every passing day, their chances increase.The ducklings die for ...

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