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It’s the Big One

Prediction (with Gareth’s team – see below) *England 2-1 Serbia* (With AJ’s team – see below) *England 5-2 Serbia* The big day arrives for Mr Big. Who does he pick? To a modest football brain like my own (don’t worry, I haven’t lost it, I’m employing irony) the team picks itself. Pickford in goal. Back

2024-06-16T12:22:11+01:00June 16th, 2024|

Scotland On Track

*Germany 5-1 Scotland* Finally, after all the hype, the hysteria and the hullabaloo, the Euros get underway. There is a sea of primary colours, stripes and flags. Teletubbies meets The Avengers (1960s version, watch it on Gold, or whatever) with some contagious measles virus inflicting the participants. Every other person on the pitch appears to

2024-06-15T12:25:21+01:00June 15th, 2024|

If I Were Mr Southgate

*By Alan Peters, with help from well known sports writer, FA Coach and international pundit – A J Rutherford* If I were Mr Southgate… Firstly I’d sort out the Ben White situation. Currently the best English full-back available, and not exactly known as a trouble-maker, I’d do what it takes to get him involved. Full

2024-06-05T15:22:52+01:00June 5th, 2024|

A-Wash with Happiness

Wot? No Helter-skelter? The Great British seaside in September. Is there any better place for a daytrip during an Indian Summer? It was, of course, why we settled upon a small village not far from Milton Keynes when we moved out of London twenty years ago. Alongside proximity to family, house prices,

2023-09-08T14:11:04+01:00September 8th, 2023|

Book Your Spot on The Isles of Scilly – Still the Most Amazing Islands in Britain (from just £5!)

Pelistry Bay Book Your Spot on The Isles of Scilly – Still the Most Amazing Islands in Britain (from just £5!) Only a month now until the Scilly Isles beckon once more.  We’re staying in an old cottage close to the harbour and are very excited.  Which might come as a

2023-06-16T09:20:21+01:00June 14th, 2023|

Touted Out – The Mistreatment of Arsenal (and other?) Members

What is happening inside a person’s head when they watch GB News? Are they nodding away, like some zealot inspired by the words of someone they long to be their mentor? Are they feeding off the bile and prejudice? Do they genuinely feel they are considering an objective assessment of whatever news story is being

2023-07-19T15:52:40+01:00March 30th, 2023|

Top Pundit and Buck Bic Brack Tribune Sports Writer Predicts World Cup Glory for…

Photo: Ocdp, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons *Top Pundit and Buck Bic Brack Tribune Sports Writer Predicts World Cup Glory for…* I was talking to Jules (the good wife) last night. She had the TV turned to some nonsense, so I was doing her a favour. Don’t know what it was she was watching but it

2023-01-16T16:24:30+00:00November 16th, 2022|

England World Cup Squad Announced – Read it Here First

World Cup Image - TonyAjas, CC BY-SA 4.0 < creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons *England World Cup Squad Announced – Read it Here First* Here we go again. How quickly it comes round. The World Cup. The old Trophie De Jules Rimet. But it’s not only 31 teams and Qatar who are back to deliver cliché

2022-11-03T09:45:55+00:00November 2nd, 2022|