Last on MOTD: Blue and white

March 25, 2012

THE Team GB Olympic kit was revealed last Thursday to something of a brouhaha. Or, if you prefer, something of a bluehaha. (Ha ha.) A few people got into a tizz over Stella McCartney’s design, which included plenty of blue and a fair bit of white, but hardly any red. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last on MOTD: Local relations

March 22, 2012

SAY what you like about Steve Kean. (I like to tell people he was brought up by bears on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, that he once claimed to be “delighted” after winning £750 on Deal Or No Deal and that he’s the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.) But the Blackburn manager has shown dignity in his dealings with the local paper. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: It’s only relegation

March 18, 2012

HE was there last night, in the Match of the Day opening titles, as he has been every week this season.

His appearance, as usual, lasted for less than a second, sandwiched between a clip of Gareth Bale scoring a hooked volley at Stoke, and Darren Bent applauding the home supporters on a big screen at Aston Villa. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Back-seat driver

March 11, 2012

WHAT’S the one thing that everyone likes to give and no one likes to receive? Apart from socks, Twitter abuse and the DVD release of Love, Actually. And Purple Ronnie cards. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Sarah Millican vs Half Man Half Biscuit

March 4, 2012

IT occurred to me while reading the Norwich City player profiles in the match programme before yesterday’s game at Stoke. Norwich are the Sarah Millican of English football. Read the rest of this entry »