It’s about this time every year that the rumour mill really kicks into high gear for the upcoming summer transfer window. And as usual, some truly astronomical numbers are starting to be thrown about. The main target seems to be Borussia Dortmund’s hotshot striker Erling Haaland. All the major players of European football are being… Continue reading Free transfers could be as interesting as the big money deals this summer.
That’s not to say that English fans don’t support the national team. They obviously do. You just need to look at how well attended England games are (when fans are allowed in of course). Even when it is only a friendly, England games regularly get attendances of 50,000 or more. Tournaments are also very well… Continue reading Why do English football fans put more into their clubs than their country?
What a race that was! The first round of the 2021 F1 season was a fitting season opener. A race that went down to the last lap, some controversy mixed in there, brilliant driving, different strategies. I loved it. If that is what the rest of this season is going to be like, bring it… Continue reading We could have a great Formula One season on our hands.
This current international break is one of the few remaining chances for players to stake a claim to spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championships. And there is a debate amongst fans about who should be in that squad come the summer. In particular, who should be in the midfield slots. England are… Continue reading Do England now have a selection problem?
So, another cup exit for Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. You do start to wonder how much longer the board will continue to back him after two and half years in the job. They will be expecting some return on their investment in him as a manager. Not only did they take him when… Continue reading Is Solskjaer going to take Manchester United any further?
Thirteen games ago, Chelsea looked to be in a real hole. The team were not winning regularly and performances were very inconsistent. Many fans stood behind Lampard to carry on as manager, including me at least until the end of the season, but the higher-ups made the decision to remove Super Frank. Being completely ruthless… Continue reading This could be an extremely fruitful season for Chelsea.
A new Formula One season beckons. The new Formula One season is nearly upon us with pre-season testing set to start tomorrow at the Bahrain International Circuit, where the opening race will also take place on the 28th of March. This is very much a transitional season with the effects of the COVID pandemic still… Continue reading On the verge of a new F1 season and farewell to a legend.
If this is truly going to be the last lockdown, we must exit slowly and methodically As the government’s target of vaccinating the top four vulnerable groups in the England was hit, the prospect of easing lockdown restrictions has been raised by many, mainly in Conservative circles. Boris Johnson has gone to great lengths to… Continue reading Lockdown and football musings.
The Republican Party has abdicated its duty of oversight for a safe re-election. As Trump’s second impeachment trial continues, we have seen the Senate and wider Republican party totally abdicate its duty of oversight. They simply are not listening to the arguments put forward by the House managers, including harrowing videos of the January 6th… Continue reading Republicans lack the stones to do what is right, and what does the future hold for Lewis Hamilton?
Despite there being no crowds, this has been a very good season. The football season continues on as we are forced to watch from afar. It will be wonderful to be able to go to live football again whenever it is deemed feasible. But despite the continued lack of supporters at grounds, it has been… Continue reading A footballing week in review.