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.
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.
Johnson is too flatfooted to be an effective Prime Minister. How much more are Brexit and Conservative voters willing to take? Yet again, Boris Johnson has shown he is not willing to take the required action early enough to stay on top of this pandemic. Mere hours after proclaiming in the face of overwhelming evidence… Continue reading A Week in Review: 3rd- 9th January
To start, an apology for the recent absence. This was mainly because I was moving house and that tends to take up a lot of your attention. Also, it was Christmas and this has been a pretty rubbish year so I decided to enjoy what we could do over this festive period rather than trying… Continue reading The last couple of weeks in review.
This is one of the most competitive Premier League seasons in years. The start we have seen to this most unusual of Premier League seasons has shown that this could be an extremely competitive season. Anyone who was worrying that Liverpool would run away with it again can relax, I don’t see that happening. Their… Continue reading A Week in Review: 16th-22nd November
Pay-per-view football has alienated fans and won’t help clubs cover their costs So, pay-per-view Premier League matches haven’t been doing as well as it was maybe hoped. Many matches on the two box office platforms have performed very poorly, so poorly that Sky and BT will not actually release the viewing figures. There was also… Continue reading A Week in Review: 19th-25th October
Endless Carping?! I won’t say I was astonished by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s saying that people should stop complaining about the shortage of coronavirus tests and everyone should be praising the system instead as a ‘phenomenal success’. Apparently, everyone should heap praise on the government for having system in place at all, and ignore all the flaws… Continue reading This government is out of touch and totally incompetent.
Trump disrespects fallen soldiers of his own armed forces Now this is according to an anonymous source in an article in the Atlantic. But everything the article says fits in with the image I have of Donald Trump. I have never met the man, let alone spent enough time in his company to feel like… Continue reading A Week in Review: 31st August-6th September
History made as Kamala Harris is chosen as Biden’s VP Joe Biden has chosen his running mate for the Presidential election in November. He had already committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, and has now set another precedent by choosing Kamala Harris, who will be the first black woman to be nominated… Continue reading A Week in Review: 10th-16th August
When Boris Johnson announced that Britain was effectively in lockdown on Monday, it was, for me, the first time he actually acted as a Prime Minister should. In this instance, he knew he needed to defer to the experts and take their advice on board. Putting this country into a state of lockdown may hurt… Continue reading Boris Johnson at last did something right. He deferred to the experts.