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To those that have shall be given more

This announcement actually happened a few months ago, but I’m surprised it didn’t get more publicity then: George Osborne is giving £50m towards supporting grassroots sport. This sounds like good news and surely this will help sports with little funding and support develop…

If you want to stop Russia, calling for England to host the 2018 World Cup is a bad idea

One of the small highlights of the recent World Cup for me was the BBC showing the official FIFA World Cup films on BBC Two on weekend mornings. In the 1982 film – G’Ole! – there’s a moment near the end when the…

Bad sports journalism metaphor of the day

(Being the first, and possibly last, of a very occasional series) From an Express and Star piece on the appointment of Norwegian Stale Solbakken as the new Wolves manager: Like his nation’s record on human rights and equality legislation, he has a record…

Worth Reading 17: Now complete with provisional licence

Let there be linkage: A Vision Of Foreign Policy Only Beck Can Provide – That’s Glenn Beck, but reading out the lyrics to Devil’s Haircut might make more sense. Watch the video for something that looks like a dramatic reconstruction of the thought…

Quick football question

Which nation’s international football record does England’s most resemble – Sweden or Germany? (Answer under the cut, so if you don’t want to know the score and are reading this in some manner that doesn’t allow for the cut, look away now) […

Normal for Norfolk?

Only a couple of weeks in, and we might have the oddest managerial appointment of the football season already. Just 10 days ago, Colchester went to Norwich and won 7-1, which cost Bryan Gunn his job – and today we find out that…

Playground football

As the controls for regular football games on consoles become increasingly complex, and the games become harder and harder to play in the ridiculously high-scoring manner they used to be, why has no one yet created a playground football game? You could have…

I’m Sir Alex Ferguson, and I approve this message

The US Government now owns 80% of AIG. AIG sponsor Man United. Does this make them the Red, White and Blue Devils? [ generic viagra in mexico | sildenafil citrate tablets | mexico viagra | generic viagra on line cheap | generic viagra…

A football thought

Given that it will be at a neutral venue between the two losing semi-finalists, could this year’s FA Cup Final also be seen as the Champions League third place playoff? [ herbal alternative viagra | price cialis | women who take viagra |…

To be live from Warsaw

It seems that football can still produce a shock result, even if it’s only at the administrative level, with the news that Poland and Ukraine have suprisingly beaten Italy in the race to host Euro 2012. Though it’s a bit worrying that Platini…

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