Archive | March 9, 2013

Crisis? What crisis?

“Until now, English football was only going through an identity crisis,” I said, shamelessly¬†stealing a line from Michael Cox. “Now it also has a results crisis.” I looked up, probably wearing a smug expression, happy that after close to two hours of incoherent ramblings and a good deal of clueless stammering I’d finally delivered what […]

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Suarez is a filthy cheat but Bale should be protected?

The moment the supremely accomplished British footballer Gareth Bale falls over an imaginary leg during a match, it sparks outbreaks of copycat behaviour right across the land. Not on our football pitches, but in the nation’s television studios and press boxes as pundits trip over themselves, too, in a desperate hunt to find excuses for […]

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