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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 Final

Well my friends we’ve reached the end, but as to how we got here, where to begin? We might as well start with the first semi-final between Brazil and Germany. The shock and awe which it induced, to be crass, … 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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