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Flying High

From the BBC Sports web site: “Crystal Palace … go top of the Championship table.” Anyone remember the days when the papers wouldn’t publish a League table until after at...
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Park Life

(This post goes out to WEQX, for playing Bloc Party’s ‘Miracle,’ Dandy Warhols’ ‘We Used To Be Friends,’ Devo’s cover of ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ and Fatboy Slim’s ‘That...
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France’s Aging Magician Conjures A Final Trick

How was the NY Times so prescient when it placed Zinédine Zidane on the front cover of its Sunday edition yesterday, with the above headline? Unless, of course, the editors...
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The Wine World Cup Final: Forza Azzurri!

In further preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and following on from my previous Allez Les Bleus post on recent French wines I’ve tasted, here are reports on a...
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The Wine World Cup Final: It Should be a Grape Game

It’s occurred to me rather late in the day that a committed wine-drinking footballing blogger could have had a field day (pun fully intended) predicting this World Cup. Look at...
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Why Don’t You Say What You REALLY Think

“As the golden age of English football sat weeping in the centre circle at the end of Saturday’s quarter-final against Portugal, having again entered a penalty shoot-out with the confidence...
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Why England Won’t Win The World Cup

We’re just not good enough. ___________ See previous entries: Why England Won’t Win The World Cup, Why England WILL Win The World Cup, Why England Will Win the World Cup:...
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Why England Will Win The World Cup: We’ve got the best WAGs

My good friend McCutcheon has always had his priorities right, as the title of his short stories collection, Sex Drugs And Rock’n’roll Never Goes Out of Style, surely confirms. These...
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