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June 25, 2008

IT’S a bit of a strange time to be a football reporter on an English provincial newspaper – which is how I’m earning my living at the moment. It’s a bit like living through the Del Amitri song where everything is dead at five o’clock and every third car is a cab. I think you know the one I mean. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s my third party and I’ll cry if I want to

June 18, 2008

THERE are some things in life so complicated that only a select few people can make any sense of them: Quantum mechanics, Bob Dylan’s lyrics, football transfers. Read the rest of this entry »


Turkish surprise

June 16, 2008

THE esteemed ex-polytechnic at which I learned the craft of journalism (and then promptly forgot it) used to run a sports reporting exercise for its students. Read the rest of this entry »


Ronaldo goes Deirdre Barlow

June 9, 2008

NEWS just in: Cristiano Ronaldo’s pet guinea pig has pleaded with him to stay at Manchester United. Read the rest of this entry »


Exit Sven, enter Hughes

June 2, 2008

WE all knew Sven-Goran Eriksson was leaving Manchester City. We just didn’t know exactly when. The answer finally turned out to be 9am on Monday, June 2, when the club confirmed Eriksson’s departure on their website. Read the rest of this entry »