Now, I love me a good film. Over the last couple of years I have really started going to the cinema regularly for films I wouldn't normally have thought to go and see. Films like Widows, American Made, The Hitman's Bodyguard and others were not films I would have gone out of my way to see a… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Films
With England's brave Lionesses falling in the semi finals of the World Cup, the sporting world now turns its gaze to the cricket field as Joe Root leads England's latest attempt to regain the greatest cricketing prize of all. The Ashes. My interest and enjoyment of Test Cricket was really first sparked in the summer… Continue reading Why I’m excited for the Ashes.
Well, we're down to the last two runners in the Conservative race to Number 10. And does anyone honestly care anymore? The whole thing is as farcical as the EU referendum, the 2017 general election and basically anything major that has happened in British politics for the last two and a half years. We have… Continue reading Is the country headed for complete disaster?
A lot has been said about Chelsea's transfer ban this summer, especially with the departures of both the star player Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and head coach Maurizio Sarri to Juventus. Will the younger players be able to step up and keep the team where they have become accustomed to being? Will the new… Continue reading Where do Chelsea go now?
Pink Floyd are one of the most famous and successful bands in the history of recorded music. They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide and have influenced everyone from David Bowie to The Edge of U2. Even if you have never listened to their music, you will probably heard the name Pink Floyd… Continue reading Why I really enjoy Pink Floyd’s songwriting
You may have seen a news story doing the rounds recently that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had given their songwriting credits for Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve back to Richard Ashcroft. That followed two decades of Ashcroft not receiving any royalties for the hit song he'd written back in 1997. All because of a… Continue reading Why songwriting credits and disputes are kind of bullshit.
And so Maurizio Sarri's first season at Chelsea is over and it ended with silverware in the Europa League last Wednesday evening. A comprehensive second half performance delivered Maurizio Sarri his first trophy as a manager to round off what I think has been a pretty successful season. Yes, we had a wobble in January… Continue reading Chelsea in review: 2018-19
A favourite theme for hard-line Brexiteers is to accuse those who voted to remain and who push for a second referendum to be held of being traitors to Great Britain and of some sort of betrayal. This is utter nonsense. It's not true and actually it's bloody offensive, nearly as offensive as being labelled a… Continue reading We need to stop with the whole betrayal nonsense.
The rainbow I'm referring to is actually the band Rainbow, formed in 1975 by Ritchie Blackmore and the members of Elf, minus the guitarist of course. Blackmore was increasingly fed up and isolated in his then current band Deep Purple (of which he was a founder member). The funk and soul influences of David Coverdale… Continue reading Why I love Rainbow
After the week of European football we just had, this seems like a opportune time to talk about some of the greatest football comebacks. Off the bat, I hereby swear that not every entry on this list will be a Chelsea comeback. There have been more than a few for the Blues but there are… Continue reading My top 5 football comebacks