Athletes vs footballers: no contest

School sports day at Millway Middle School was always a welcome distraction from the rigors of secondary school education (you know, having religious texts forced down your throat and attempting to set fire to your mate's hair with a Bunsen burner). It was also fun. Until I nearly killed a fellow pupil. It wasn't my fault, I hasten to … Continue reading Athletes vs footballers: no contest

You can swear, Wayne… just be a bit nicer about it

Alex Ferguson has today blasted the FA for pressuring referee Lee Mason into reporting Wayne Rooney for his foul-mouthed rant at a Sky TV camera. According to the eternally obnoxious Scot, they 'bullied' Mason into doing it so that they could fine the player. Quite an ironic surmise coming from one of the biggest bullies … Continue reading You can swear, Wayne… just be a bit nicer about it

Fancy a Game of 5-a-Side, Wayne?

More than most of us would earn in a year… Some, in a lifetime… Obscene... Unfathomable... Other worldly... Ridiculous… The figures bandied about last week justified the resulting headlines, aggravated coffee-table discussions and lengthened trips to the water cooler. Depending on which newspaper pops through your letterbox, Rooney’s estimated earning potential if he moved to … Continue reading Fancy a Game of 5-a-Side, Wayne?

Time to Lower Expectations and Ditch the Divine Right

As Ashley Cole stepped off the team coach on Sunday having earlier participated in England's worst ever World Cup defeat, he laughed and joked casually with other members of the squad. This confirmed two things: 1. He really is thick as two short planks. And 2. Our beloved England team have reached the end of … Continue reading Time to Lower Expectations and Ditch the Divine Right