The Jacqui Oatley cycle of outrage

March 31, 2008

TIME is measured by the observation of a number of repetitions of a cyclical event. Examples of this might include the orbit of the earth around the sun, the orbit of the moon around the earth, or the appearance of Jacqui Oatley on Match of the Day – followed by the inevitable deluge of “I’m not being sexist, but…” criticism that follows. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Not a good week for travelling

March 30, 2008

I was having a discussion the other night with a work colleague as to what was the worst game the Premier League has seen this season. I wanted to put forward Manchester City’s 0-0 draw with Wigan at Eastlands at the beginning of this month. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s not just the name

March 29, 2008

JOHN Batchelor: Former racing driver, toilet roll salesman, great-grandson of the man who founded Batchelors (the Cup-A-Soup people), one-time owner of York City. Very fond of changing the names of things. Now trying to turn Mansfield Town into Harchester United. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Steer clear of the Sunday papers, Paul

March 23, 2008

“PREM boss in sex video shame,” screams the front page of today’s News Of The World. Gosh. Which major A-list celebrity are they trying to humiliate this weekend? Oh, it’s the manager of Derby County. Read the rest of this entry »


Old man Sammy resurfaces

March 19, 2008

AS Bolton prepare to face Manchester United tonight, here’s an interesting nugget of info for anyone wondering what their former manager Sammy Lee is up to these days. Read the rest of this entry »


King ping pong gone

March 17, 2008

BAD news: Rio Ferdinand has been forced to pull out of a celebrity table tennis tournament at the Albert Hall. Now we may never know if he is truly the king of ping pong. Read the rest of this entry »


The importance of winning more than you lose

March 17, 2008

GOOD news: the natural order is restored. Blackburn are back to their rightful spot of ninth in the Premier League. Read the rest of this entry »