World Cup 2014: Who To Support Next?

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As England left the pitch last night after their near-perfect display of mistimed tackles, flapping about and poor first touches, I got to thinking about who I should support now. After all, it’s still the World Cup and I still spent a good chunk of last night cheering on Japan, safe in the knowledge that Columbia were through so nobody was going to get shot. Bitten maybe, but not shot. So now England have limped out, who to support next? For me, it’s all about the players left, who has the best food and where you’ve had the best time… Continue reading » “World Cup 2014: Who To Support Next?”

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Top Ten Resurrections

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Today is Easter Sunday, a time to be happy, luxuriate in chocolate and for some, a time to celebrate the second coming. But it’s not just Jesus who’s got the monopoly on that resurrection gig – there are plenty of other things in life that have been resurrected, some to great applause, others not so much. So to celebrate, here’s my Easter Sunday Resurrection Top Ten… Continue reading » “Top Ten Resurrections”

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Who Will Be Tottenham’s Next Manager?

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Farewell then, Andre: our Portugese man of war who lost too many battles in the end. He looked beautiful on the touchline but often flummoxed as to what to do next, his face not betraying much but his eyes a whirlpool of panic. So now that the AVB era is finally over though, who’s next to step up to the plate and take on the Spurs cause? Capello? Hoddle? Laudrup? Benitez? Here are some alternative options that might be worth consideration… Continue reading » “Who Will Be Tottenham’s Next Manager?”

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Top Ten Gym Personalities

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I used to be a gym rat: spinning before work, circuiting in my lunch hour, collapsing by dinner. Three years ago I jacked it in, but this week I’ve signed up again at my local gym and you know what? It doesn’t matter where the gym is, the same personalities turn up time and time again. Let’s take a look at the runners & riders… Continue reading » “Top Ten Gym Personalities”

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Tottenham Fans: More Polite Than You Think

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Tottenham fans get a bad rep. While not viewed as tough as those kicking about at The New Den, they’re seen as stubborn, loyal and not about to change their ways for anybody, especially not the threats of the FA. “We’ll Sing What We Want” said the T-shirts on sale outside White Hart Lane on Sunday but they weren’t doing a roaring trade. The reason? Perhaps because contrary to popular belief, most Spurs fans understand that some chants are offensive and are happy to change their behaviour accordingly… Continue reading » “Tottenham Fans: More Polite Than You Think”

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Return Of The Pool Shark

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I wasted large chunks of my childhood playing pool and unlike learning how to make apple crumble, it’s a skill that’s come in handy throughout my adult life. I once started a new job and was invited into a pool tournament in the first week: I made it to the final, trouncing five men along the way. The women whooped and the men muttered, complimentary things I’m sure. I haven’t seriously played pool in around five years but this week I decided to return to action. Would my cue action flow once more or would I be bouncing out of pockets at every opportunity, the white ball making a break for freedom across the shiny wooden floor? It was time to step up to the baize… Continue reading » “Return Of The Pool Shark”

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England vs Poland: Brazil Beckons…

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So after nine fretful games it all comes down to tonight: England vs Poland at Wembley stadium and the chance for the lads to crack out their best samba routines next summer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The last time we needed a win to qualify I was at the game – England vs Croatia in 2007 with Euro 2008 beckoning. The rain tipped down in great galloping buckets, Scott Carson had a night to forget, Steve McClaren introduced us to his big brolly and his England team fell at the final hurdle into a damp, depressing heap. Lightning can’t strike twice though, right? Well, at least it’s not forecast for rain… Continue reading » “England vs Poland: Brazil Beckons…”

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A Woman Alone In A Bar? Shocking…

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On Saturday, I went to watch the London derby of Spurs vs Chelsea in a bar – and since I could drum up no interest from anyone else I was with, I went alone. Apparently this is still a shocking turn of events for some men whose eyes seemed to spin in their sockets at the sight of a woman solo in a pub, even though I checked my calendar and we are indeed living in the year 2013… Continue reading » “A Woman Alone In A Bar? Shocking…”

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Football: The Not So Beautiful Game

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I’ve been a Spurs fan all my life, ever since Hoddle and Waddle were dazzling with their silky skills at the Lane. I bought my first T-shirt aged 10, went to my first match aged 16, even moved to Stoke Newington so I could walk to games. I’ve also been a member at Spurs for the past 12 years. But lately, something’s happened – I’ve developed football inertia, football ennui. Put simply, I’m just not that bothered anymore… Continue reading » “Football: The Not So Beautiful Game”

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