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Hey you! Get Off Of My Cloud!

And so the Rolling Stones are about to embark upon yet another UK & European tour this summer. See here for a report on the announcement in the – NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS As a former music journo who cut his teeth in the late Sixties and has spent over forty years in and around the industry I [...]

March 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Still breathing, still making progress …

Life’s a funny old game. Having written a sporting biography about a decade ago, some three years later, together with my brother and a friend – as it were having randomly backed into the subject by chance – we devised ourselves a little hobby project. This involved a huge amount of research [...]

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mers el Kebir

There was a fascinating More 4 progamme on Mers el Kebir last Saturday. Many young people must be hard-wired into Winston Churchill legend after The Darkest Hour but I suspect ignorant of a crisis that confronted him in July 1940 two months into his Premiership. France had fallen but still had a [...]

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is it too late for common sense to prevail?

It think it fitting that I should apologise at the outset for returning to the vexed issue of Brexit – especially when (apart from those who are rabid Leavers or Remainers) about 90% of the people I know or come across to talk to are thoroughly fed up with even the sound of the word, let alone [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

A bit of a diversion

Early this morning, trawling the internet in my daily attempt to both catch up with the world and alight upon something worthwhile to blog about, I found myself resorting to the YouTube website. This organ is a representative example of one of the strange phenomenons of the modern age that [...]

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Drugs and sport

Report as appears today upon the website of – THE [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sometimes things happen as they should

Yesterday I had one of those days of which not much is expected – I had one or two things to occupy me, viz. a phone interview to conduct, an errand to carry out, an article to complete and three phone calls to make – and initially things didn’t quite happen as they should but then, from the [...]

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here we go again

Although no doubt our many readers who follow sport will already be aware of this breaking media story yesterday, I feel it is my duty to provide a link today to Martha Kelner’s piece on the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s astonishing decision to overturn the life bans imposed upon 28 [...]

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Drugs-watch: preparing ourselves to watch another world sporting spectacle

Continuing this organ’s focus upon the problems of drug-use in sport, here are a couple of subjects to remind readers of today:   OLYMPIC GAMES AND RUSSIAN DOPING The Opening Ceremony for this year’s 23rd Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, is scheduled to take place on Friday 9th [...]

January 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

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