Sport

The Champions League final should not be held in Istanbul this year.

These are exceptional times, and plans have to change quickly. Istanbul has held European finals before, very successfully. Liverpool’s incredible comeback in the 2005 final against AC Milan. That was in Istanbul. The stadium is great, even if the pitch is a little far away for my liking. And there is no doubt that a… Continue reading The Champions League final should not be held in Istanbul this year.

Politics

How much is too much for the Conservatives?

We have yet another example given to us that Boris Johnson clearly does not think that the rules apply to him. Not even those placed on him by a wedding vow. His history of extramarital relationships is already known but we can add another to the list from over the years. Jennifer Acuri has added… Continue reading How much is too much for the Conservatives?

Politics, Sport

Lockdown and football musings.

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.

Politics, Sport

COVID restrictions are to stay for now, and Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager.

For once, Boris Johnson has made the right decision. Boris Johnson confirmed today that England’s schools would remain closed until at least the 8th March, adding that there was not yet enough data to make a decision on taking the country back out of lockdown. This was absolutely the right call. This wave of coronavirus… Continue reading COVID restrictions are to stay for now, and Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager.

Politics, Sport

A Week in Review: 30th November-6th December

A Scotch egg is not a substantial meal. In fact, to my mind it’s not a meal at all. A scotch egg is a snack. You buy them in the snack chillers in supermarkets. But it is just another indicator of how confusing some of the regulations and restrictions of this tier system on businesses… Continue reading A Week in Review: 30th November-6th December

Sport

A Week in Review: 23rd-29th November

Chelsea may not be title-winners this season, but they are getting closer and closer. Chelsea may not have beaten Tottenham last weekend but they were the team most likely to win that game. The major chances went their way and they were the only side to put the ball in the back of the net,… Continue reading A Week in Review: 23rd-29th November

Politics, Sport

A Week in Review: 9th-15th November

Scotland make it to the Euros! Thursday night was the most invested in international football I’ve felt for over two years; not since England got to the World Cup semi-final was I this interested. Scotland had their most concrete chance in years to qualify the European Championships next summer. They had already eased Israel out… Continue reading A Week in Review: 9th-15th November

Politics

A Week in Review: 26th October- 1st November

Labour must face up to what went wrong The report on Labour’s response to accusations of anti-Semitism within the party was released to the public last week. And it was damning. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) who undertook the investigation and report, said its analysis pointed ‘to a culture within the party which,… Continue reading A Week in Review: 26th October- 1st November