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The smokescreen of ‘Poppygate’

November 10, 2011

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Hurrah! Silly season is over! The combined might of Prince William and David Cameron have defeated the evil forces of Sepp Blatter and FIFA. England is once again victorious! Land of Hope and Glory etc. No, we haven’t overturned the ridiculousness of the decision to award successive World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Frank Lampard’s […]

The internet and its limitations

November 25, 2009

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So here I’ve been singing the praises of the internet as a media tool, empowering people and making a valuable contribution to democracy. Power to the people. But apparently not. The ‘hand of Thierry’ and the furore that surrounded Ireland’s controversial exit from the World Cup last week has demonstrated some of the flaws and […]

‘Poor old Chelsea’

September 5, 2009

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It is hard to find too much sympathy for mega-rich Chelsea as they face a transfer embargo for tapping up a young player. They’ve been accused of it before and it’s good to see some action being taken. It is a little harsh, however, that it is only Chelsea that have been singled out. There […]