(The following article is one I mostly completed last year but haven’t gotten around to posting until now… if there are any discrepancies in the context, that’ll be why. Still, I wanted to publish it here in case anyone finds interest in reading it. One can only hope.) In 2016 we saw what was branded… Continue reading On PED’s in sport.
If you’ve been paying any attention to football-related news this summer, or at least have friends who indirectly keep you updated, you’ll know it’s been a pretty big summer for the football teams of the home nations. For Wales it’s not over yet, as they look forward to their first ever semi-final in their first… Continue reading The GAWA’s performance in France.
We’re now over half way through qualifying for Euro 2016, which will take place in France next summer, and the four home nations – five if we’re to count the Republic of Ireland – find themselves all still in with a chance of heading there for the tournament. As such a situation is almost unheard… Continue reading The rocky road through Euro 2016 qualifying.
“Now then, Dmitri, you know how we’ve always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb…” Mention Peter Sellers as the star of your favourite film and you’d pretty much give the game away. In 1964 the iconic British comedy actor teamed up with Stanley Kubrick for a second time (following 1962’s… Continue reading 1. Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb (1964)
Some months in the year are just purple patches for good movies. With the two big awards ceremonies coming up (BAFTAs tomorrow night and the Oscars two weeks following), January and February tend to be those months in the UK, where we typically get big releases such as Selma and Big Hero 6 long after… Continue reading January Roundup.
With a little under two hours to go until Brazil kick off against Croatia in the first match of this generation’s Brazilian World Cup, I figure it’s a good time to polish off my thoughts on the upcoming tournament. Let’s briefly look at each group and I’ll name the teams I think are going through… Continue reading The 2014 Fifa World Cup.