Tag Archives: France

Black Mirror’s jumped the shark with Euro 2020

During the group stages of the European championships I was only half watching. Thanks to a slew of games compromised by negative tactics (even adopted by the likes of the Netherlands and France), a ridiculously bloated and therefore watered down … Continue reading

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Grexit and Austerity: the slogans of antipathy.

Don’t you just hate the sensationalising of events with catchphrases? We accept that genuine disasters are usually given abbreviations as a convenience and then absorbed into the lexicon immediately, say ‘Piper Alpha’, ‘Dunblane’, ‘Lockerbie’ or ‘9/11’. Okay, so that last … Continue reading

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Previewing the World Cup Semi-Finals

Well wouldn’t you know it, my predictions came to fruition. I’ll confess, it was bittersweet, as I didn’t have money on it. But as I always say, you can’t lose what you don’t gamble. Just know this, if I put … Continue reading

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Previewing the World Cup Quarter-Finals

And just like that we’re reached the final stages of the competition. I’ve loved it so far, it’s been my favourite World Cup since Italia 90, which was also my first. Before I preview the four quarter-finals, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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World Cup Preview

And just like that, the World Cup is upon us. The few days before the tournament gets underway always brings mixed emotions. It makes you ponder the conceptual accuracy of time, as the last World Cup in South Africa doesn’t … Continue reading

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