Sport

I’m not excited about the World Cup.

Well, the England squad for the World Cup has been announced. I’m not surprised by Gareth Southgate’s selections. I’m also really not bothered. I’m just not excited for this World Cup at all. Ever since Qatar was announced as hosting the 2022 World Cup, I knew this was one edition of the World Cup that… Continue reading I’m not excited about the World Cup.

Politics

This Conservative farce has been nothing short of a national embarassment.

I wonder if there will ever be a play written about the political turmoil of this year in Britain. It would be called something like The Year of the Three Prime Ministers. Makes it sound rather dashing doesn’t it? Evokes images of Errol Flynn swinging around on a chandelier, fighting off hordes of enemies with… Continue reading This Conservative farce has been nothing short of a national embarassment.

Personal, Sport

Covid still matters and first impressons are good for Graham Potter.

Covid is still around people! Well after a wait of two-and-a-half years, it finally arrived. The dreaded c-word. No, not that one! Yep, I got Covid. Not the best experience of my life, I admit. Fortunately, I have been triple-jabbed, so the symptoms were extremely mild for me. My age may also have played a… Continue reading Covid still matters and first impressons are good for Graham Potter.

Sport

The Tuchel era is over at Chelsea. Something new begins.

It’s a wise thing to never become too attached to managers as a football fan. They are the ones with the biggest likelihood of losing their jobs. As has happened with Thomas Tuchel. I am sad to see him go. He had done so much for the club from the moment he took over. In… Continue reading The Tuchel era is over at Chelsea. Something new begins.

Sport

The questions to be answered in Formula One.

Formula One returns this weekend. And there are still many questions to be answered over the final nine races of the season. One of the big ones is what will happen in the driver market. The dominoes set off by Sebastian Vettel announcing his retirement continue to fall with Daniel Riccardo and McLaren announcing they… Continue reading The questions to be answered in Formula One.

Sport

VAR still isn’t perfected yet.

Since last Sunday, we have seen a lot of talk about the refereeing team’s performance in the Chelsea vs Tottenham game. Because the long and the short of it is this. At least one of the two Tottenham goals should not have stood. I have made my support of Chelsea Football Club no secret over… Continue reading VAR still isn’t perfected yet.

Sport

Don’t be too quick to judge Chelsea.

Pre-season is never the time to be trying to judge a football team. Teams have had troubled pre-seasons and gone on to achieve great success by the end of the campaign. And that is something that I think Chelsea fans need to keep in mind right now. This is a strange time for the club.… Continue reading Don’t be too quick to judge Chelsea.

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Tuesday was really hot.

But here’s the thing. It shouldn’t have been this hot. 40 degrees centigrade is your average temperature in Istanbul or Cairo, not in Stoke-on-Trent. And this is just indicative of the damage that has been done to the environment for hundreds of years, and to which only now are we waking up. It’s not just… Continue reading Tuesday was really hot.

Sport

Why I think Chelsea shouldn’t sign either Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar Jr.

As attractive as the idea may be. I think it is one the new owners at Chelsea should avoid. Yes, it would be a massive statement to sign either player, would attract headlines and open up all sorts of commercial opportunities, but I just don’t think it would work. For one thing, Cristiano Ronaldo is… Continue reading Why I think Chelsea shouldn’t sign either Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar Jr.