Keep your head still

April 27, 2010

STEVE Davis was interviewed on the radio after his startling victory over John Higgins on Saturday. Asked for the secret of his return to form, Davis claimed that it was, in part, down to focusing on one shot at a time and “keeping my head still”. This would at least explain why Paul McCartney never made it as a snooker player. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: The day my teeth fell out

April 25, 2010

LONG before Pamela Stephenson attempted to pull down his trousers on TV-AM, and long before he became Luton Town chairman, amiable local TV news anchorman Nick Owen tried his hand as a football commentator. Read the rest of this entry »


A few seconds of your time

April 21, 2010

A JOURNALIST called Paul Taylor once wrote a brilliant article in the Manchester Evening News about the time he was granted a 58-second interview with Beyonce. Read the rest of this entry »


Road trip

April 19, 2010

MOST Manchester City supporters will feel pretty sore after Saturday’s derby defeat. But few will feel as drained as Andreas Fahlgren. Read the rest of this entry »


Up the Dale

April 18, 2010

I RANG up Keith Hill last July when I was doing a bit of freelancing for the Rochdale Observer. The way he spoke at the time, you would never have guessed that Rochdale were about to end their 36-year stay in what is now League Two. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: There speaks a defender

April 18, 2010

DURING his days presenting Room 101, hoarse-voiced Stoke City-supporting comedian Nick Hancock found himself discussing the musical merits of Chris De Burgh. Read the rest of this entry »


Boing boing

April 11, 2010

THE obvious line on West Brom’s promotion to the Premier League is that the Boing Boing Baggies have bounced back to the top. But how do you explain this to someone who hasn’t got a clue about that chant? Read the rest of this entry »