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Vive La France

July 8th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

I enjoyed watching the France v. Germany game tonight. I especially enjoyed seeing the odd West Ham shirt amongst the crowds of French supporters. I wonder if they are Hammers fans going over there to support Dimitri Payet, or just French supporters who decided to get a Payet club strip instead of national strip. It […]

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Wave to me

July 6th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

After a couple of barren days, Euro 2016 is back on the telly again tomorrow, so time for me to get back to my obsession with the shots of the crowd. I am still waiting for for that moment when somebody spots that they have been picked out and then waves at the camera instead […]

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Foorball idea

June 26th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

Three live Euro 2016 games on the TV today. Live football is good because it means you can watch for at least two hours without Nigel Farage’s gurning face popping up. A lot of the play yesterday was best described (as it was by one of the presenters) as ‘for the afficianados’. In other words, […]

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First past the post explained

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

This is a bit annoying, because I happen to think that proportional representation would be a good thing, but I thought of a good analogy to explain how first past the post isn’t necessarily unfair if a party gets fewer votes but wins more seats. I should throw in the caveat that by ‘good’ I […]

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Soccernomics

August 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

Yet another recently finished book – it has been a good month for reading. This one is Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. Here is what I wrote about it:

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Is the party over for Crawley Town?

March 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

I hope not, but it is not looking good at the moment. Steve Evans is all over the local paper saying we ‘battered’ Southend, and maybe we did but we also only drew when Southend had 9 men and we had a penalty. Of course a couple of games postponed because of frozen pitches and […]

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Payday for Crawley Town

February 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life

Obviously Crawley Town are going to do well out of getting drawn against Manchester United, and the motorways going North will be full of coaches taking the home supporters up to Old Trafford from the home counties.  Apart from the prize money for getting so far there is the cut of the gate receipts and […]

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The road to Wembley

January 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life

Crawley Town’s FA Cup road might not go all the way to Wembley, but tonight they discovered that it will at least go as far as Torquay.   It would have been good to get a ‘glamour’ tie against Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal or someone like that (but please not West Ham!)  but on the other […]

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Cold turkey

July 5th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Life

After a coupl eof weeks of football, cuminating in two days of extremely exciting quarter-finals, it has been a bit strange to have no World Cup games to watch today.   The TV hasn’t even been turned on today.  Really looking forward to the semis now.

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And relax…

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Time to revise the Guinness Book of Records because it looks like the longest a human can hold their breath is about 11 days.  Ever since that disappointing result against the USA there has been the worry that England wouldn’t get through the group stage of the World Cup, which only got worse after the […]

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