It wasn’t long ago that at a Rust editorial get-together the ‘News and Current Affairs’ contingent entertained the assembled multitude with an amusing line that in recent times they had begun to feel at something of a loose end, this in the sense that these days, given the recent bizarre and extraordinary ongoing developments in global affairs and politics, making such stuff up (or indeed seeking to add comments or opinions, either serious or satirical, upon them) was a thankless – not to mention – increasingly-superfluous task.
Sometimes we in the sports department succumb to a similar impression, given the number of the issues that bedevil the world of sport at the moment.
Here are some recent media articles which demonstrate the point:
Jonathan Liew – who recently departed the Daily Telegraph – reviewing some of the problems afflicting British sport at the moment in a piece that appears today on the website of – THE INDEPENDENT
Samuel Lovett reports upon the UEFA disciplinary proceedings instigated against Roma for their fans’ monkey chanting in the recent Chelsea v Roma Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, as seen on the website of – THE INDEPENDENT
Samuel Lovett again, this time on the subject of the mass brawl that took place during the recent Everton v Lyon clash in the Europa League, as appears today on the website of – THE INDEPENDENT
Matt Slater reports upon the latest developments and fall-out resulting from the FA/Eni Aluko scandal today on the website of – THE INDEPENDENT
Matthew Engel writes about the current and potential future of the world of elite cricket (and it’s isn’t particularly positive), as appears today upon the website of – THE GUARDIAN
Sean Ingle reports upon the latest developments in the rows over the bidding process for deciding the host venues for future Olympic Games, as appears on the website of – THE GUARDIAN