Speak no evil

April 4, 2015

The culture of punditry in the United Kingdom today is broken, and nothing epitomises that more than the post-match analysis BT Sport offered following Arsenal’s destruction of Liverpool at the Emirates this Sunday lunchtime. Jake Humphrey sat chairing a meeting of minds, although that’s probably an overstatement in any group containing both Ian Wright and Harry ‘words is difficult’ Redknapp, as well as Steve McManaman, and in the space of […]

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Lessons from the Superbowl

February 2, 2015

Last night there was a bit of a game over in that America they have these days, featuring Seahawks, Sharks and Patriots, although to be honest the day you go to the states and don’t see the latter you’re either very lucky or very much in a remote area, and likely to be eaten by bears. The NFL Final is feted as one of the larger televisual events in the […]

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Learning is hard, ft. Lance Armstrong

January 26, 2015

There is a section of popular website Reddit called Not The Onion, a reference to the famous satirical website, that basically takes real headlines that seem as though they could have been written by a comedian rather than a journalist covering real-world events. This week, and in much the same vein as Foxes probably think chicken regulation is too tight, Lance Armstrong was reported to have told the BBC Sport […]

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When is a game a sport?

January 15, 2015

Fifteen years ago, the pervasive and evil influence of computer-based entertainment on the minds of our children was a hot-topic issue for many people, most of whom were (with all due respect) utterly ignorant of the subject and going off reports read mainly in publications like the Daily Mail, not known for their quality research. Today, that same debate still exists while all along kids can watch things like Hollyoaks […]

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No I in team

January 13, 2015
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There was some kind of FIFA award awarded this week, to a bloke from Portugal who is quite good at scoring goals if truth be told, and the furore and kerfuffle that surrounded it was fundamentally quite depressing for the more traditional football fan. Actually, that should just be amended to ‘the football fan’, as recent times have continued to show us what the Totally Footballing Dutch, and all the […]

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Winners and losers of 2014

December 31, 2014

Sport is a world of winners and losers, and as we trudge through the final day of what has been a pretty spectacular 2014 there is now time and space to see who emerged from the last twelve months with the best balance of results overall, even if they didn’t have the most trophies. We’ve picked out a few key names to look at with that in mind, but let […]

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