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The 2018 World Cup – but do I give a fuck?

I’ve never experienced such disinterest on the eve of a World Cup before – and it’s made me wonder why. I refute that it’s due to Russia hosting it. Yes, there good reasons why that should matter; it’s a country … Continue reading

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Here’s to another summer of schadenfreude.

The Great British summer. Bluebottles swarm around massive dog shits festering on roasting concrete. Warmer air elevates the potency of body odours, petrol fumes, dog piss and the remnants of discarded beverages. Glass shards from bottles line the gutters. Dogs … Continue reading

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The 2014-15 Premier League Quarterly Report – The Quagmire Edition

Quagmire; noun 1. an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog. 2. a situation from which extrication is very difficult: a quagmire of financial indebtedness. 3. anything soft or flabby. As Jim Bowen would put it the English language is ‘super smashing great’ for variety, nuance, complexity and intrigue, but not so good when an enticing word doesn’t quite mean what you believe it … Continue reading

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The miserable truth behind Sky’s coverage of ‘Transfer Deadline Day’ (Revisited).

This is a reposting of an article I wrote in the build-up to Sky’s coverage of Transfer Deadline Day last summer. As expected Transfer Deadline Day managed to be addictive, compelling and amateurish, occasionally at the same time. You can … Continue reading

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Why now, more than ever, Arsenal are lucky to have Arsene Wenger.

I don’t particularly like being an apologist for Arsene Wenger. In failure, or relative mediocrity to be more precise, he’s become a parody of his old self. And yes, the ‘old’ Le Professor tag was profusely annoying. Admittedly it wasn’t … Continue reading

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