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Something not quite right?

This short post is merely an unimportant observation upon the controversy surrounding Phil Neville’s recent appointment as the manager of the England women’s football team. The furore has been over two issues: firstly, whether or not his ‘celebrity’ as a former [...]

January 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes on an unsteady course

Call me a misogynistic old git if you wish, but am I the only one who finds the current media obsession with the vexed ‘issue’ of male sexism and attitudes to women bordering upon over the top? Here’s the text of the latest initiative designed to assist female victims of rape as reported by [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Politics – the art of fiddling whilst Rome burns

A slight departure for your author this morning as I veer off-piste in order to address the thorny issues of Defence and Politics which – in normal circumstances – I would normally leave to those more intelligent or indeed interested in them than myself. In doing so I am making neither a bid [...]

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

It never rains but it pours

No apologies from me today for continuing to chronicle the the plethora of troubles facing the sport of rugby union – and certainly none of them attracting ‘I told you so’ comments from me. DOES THE THE GAME’S ADMINISTRATION WORK FOR EVERYONE? Last week I spoke to a [...]

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Saturday morning

This morning I awoke at my usual ungodly hour, fired up the computer and began going about my habitual business by visiting UK’s national newspaper websites (I assure you, the ‘serious ones’ only). Later this morning I shall be going over the road – about 6.45am if I am on [...]

January 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess

Life is unfair. You get born – wake up – and find that either you’re the third son of a Duke of the realm and discover that everything is presented to you on a plate and you’re never going to have earn a living … or you’re the fourth son of a couple living on state benefits in a sink [...]

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Life keeps moving

Yesterday my brother and I drove separately into the countryside in order to spend some time with our father and attend a meeting with an executive of the agency that provides his live-in carers. Although it may sound glaring obvious, when a close family member reaches his tenth decade one becomes [...]

January 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Not nearly as good as the advance media verdicts would have it

Being an admirer of Winston Churchill – for all his faults, regarded by some who should know enough to judge these things as one of the all-time greatest Englishmen – and having listened to the media jungle drums over the past month or two, I had made a decision earlier this week to break the [...]

January 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

A truly extraordinary match!

Saturday 13th January 2018: European Rugby Champions Cup (Pool Stage): Pool 1 (teams – La Rochelle, Ulster, Harlequins, Wasps): Round 5 – Harlequins v Wasps at the Stoop, kick-off 5.30pm: Result – Harlequins 33 Wasps 28: consequences – Harlequins already out of the competition, Wasps now [...]

January 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

That’s that over for another year then

Sometimes the smallest of things can give you a new sense of well being and confidence. The honest truth is that I have few sources of income in my advancing years – and many outgoings, but that’s another story – and, if I was an accountant, or the type to be well-organised and efficient, [...]

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

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