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The Tanner report: Huddersfield 1 Fulham 2

by Alan Tanner in Football

I had the utmost respect for those Fulham diehards on a very wet night – when the match was televised – who made it up to the Smith Stadium and were rewarded by a [...]

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Restaurant Reviews

  • A la Colthard/Imperial Treasure

    August 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

    When an old friend told me he had booked Imperial Treasure off Pall Mall for our regular lunch date he promised me “Chinese cuisine on a different level”. Looking at the [...]

Arts

  • Perception and memories can play tricks

    August 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

    As I set off upon today’s post I’m conscious that I don’t know quite where I’m going or indeed where I’m going to end up. However – in the spirit of the famous [...]

Sport

  • My sporting weekend

    August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Unusually for me I did not have a tickle all weekend though I had some golf bets in the week. Sometimes I just want to watch sport free of angst. I started with the Bledisloe [...]

Britain

  • Truth as a commodity and other issues

    August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

    I don’t know whether I’m ga-ga, delusional, or even turning into a hard line, “hang ‘em and flog ‘em” right-wing Tory, but over the past couple of years, on the [...]

World Affairs

  • Truth as a commodity and other issues

    August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

    I don’t know whether I’m ga-ga, delusional, or even turning into a hard line, “hang ‘em and flog ‘em” right-wing Tory, but over the past couple of years, on the [...]

Men

  • The art of embracing the new

    August 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Sometimes in life you have to try and keep a sense of proportion. For some months now, from the side-lines, I’ve been following the Rust sports department’s campaigns [...]

Film

  • Film criticism and Mark Kermode

    August 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

    In France film reviewing is taken very seriously. The film review magazine Cahiers du Cinema – literally translated as “Exercise books of Cinema” – [...]

Women

  • The art of embracing the new

    August 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Sometimes in life you have to try and keep a sense of proportion. For some months now, from the side-lines, I’ve been following the Rust sports department’s campaigns [...]

Restaurant reviews

  • A la Colthard/Imperial Treasure

    August 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

    When an old friend told me he had booked Imperial Treasure off Pall Mall for our regular lunch date he promised me “Chinese cuisine on a different level”. Looking at the [...]