Wednesday, 27 April 2011

My Greatest Sporting Achievement!

A lot of people say to me "Ere you, you write about sport 'n' that. What have u ever done in sport yer tool?" (Actually nobody has ever said that, but its a nice way to open) So I feel like I should tell the story of my greatest sporting achievement. This was also because my good friend and team member, a man known only as 'Rooksie', and I were talking about it the other day.

The Search for a Name

I was confronted with a challenge today. A challenge I have tackled a few times before, most of the time ultimately failing. Still, it was a challenge I took up kind heartedly, mostly because I didn't have to live with the consequences. That challenge? Thinking of a band name.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

AFL - Give us a job!

I got into a rant the other day. A rant all about how the AFL (Aussie Rules) is such a great game and that people in England weren't going to give it a chance. A game that people would love and the perfect summer sport for the action sport enthusiast for whom cricket simply doesn't cut the mustard. A high tempo, tough sport for the likes who love rugby and football.

The inner workings of the neutral fan!

This came to me the other day. To set the seen I was trying to explain to my Mum why I wanted Richmond to beat Collingwood (the AFL game I was watching at the time, if your bothered Collingwood absolutely battered Richmond) and her not really understanding because I have only followed it for a short time. This got me on to thinking the inner workings of a fans mind, especially one like me who finds either fun or neccessary to want one team or another to win

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Ice Hockey - The UK's Perfect Sport?

Well today is the start of the much fabled NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, where we shall see the best in the world put their skills to the test to win the ultimate prize in Ice Hockey. I, for one, is hoping that the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins will be triumphant!
This got me onto thinking, why isn't Ice Hockey more popular in Britain?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Procrastination - defined in psychology as 'the act of replacing high-priority actions with low-priority actions, thus putting important tasks off until a later date. (According to the font of all knowledge Wikipedia)
I am a sufferer of procrastination, I have even procrastinated in the writing of this article about procrastination. Why? Why do I put things off until the deadline is very close.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


I met a social-networking milestone yesterday, my 100th tweet and my 20th blog! What a great day! However, why has it taken me from March 2009 until now to get 100 tweets, and why did it take me until Feburary 2011 to get a blog, when I was doing a journalism course from 2007?

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Introducing the new WWE

OK not really! As those of you who watched Wrestlemania 27 on Sunday you will know that The Miz (with more than a bit of help from The Rock) and Edge are still the champions. As I was watching that fantastic event in the wonderful Southfield pub (as part of my ultimate sports day which you can read here), I thought I could do it. I could be a wrestler.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Ultimate Sports Day!

I set myself a mission. Some would say a mission impossible. A test of human endurance. I was going to have a day immersed in sport. 5am - 4am. Watching it of course not doing it. With a hangover and not returning from a night out until 4 am.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Missing the Music!

Thursday was the day that the news filtered through that one of my all time favourite bands, The Music, broke up. They announced they are doing 5 more gigs, none of which I can go to. I am gutted. This was probably the first time a band I genuinely cared about had a broke up. I wasn't sure quite how to feel.

Friday, 1 April 2011

I am a Hall of Famer!

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. I am officially a Hall of Fame coach. I have won torunaments and I have a storied history. In what I hear you ask? (or I assume you have a mild interest)  Well it is in the wonderful world of Toccer!

Summer time is here!

One from the vaults again, I wrote this for the Evening Gazette in a run which included this and that. However this one did not prove quite as popular as that. I am still pretty happy with it, but it seemed that the trusty readers of the Gazette were not. As yesterday was the opening day of the Major League Baseball season, I see it somewhat appropriate that this should be dusted off and presented here rather than me re-write something on the same topic. Enjoy!