Julian Assange has escaped justice – but whose fault?

Well now, the bulk of the UK’s population probably don’t even recognise the name of Julian Assange, or even if they do, they nevertheless still wouldn’t know what he might or might not have done wrong, would they? To start with, it is important to be acquainted with the reason this man has come into […]

Maria Sharapova is now unmasked as another sports ‘drug cheat’, and about to bite the dust – but will she really?

The sporting world is again faced with the stark truth that in modern times, many-many competitors in many-many different sports like cycling, football, baseball, weightlifting, volleyball, judo, wrestling, rowing, equestrian, gymnastics, field hockey, athletics track & field, rugby league, basketball, snooker, boxing, cricket, et al, are prepared to shamefully cheat their clean opponents, the organisers, […]

“Yesterday” – do YOU remember it?

“Yesterday” Yesterday all my trouble seemed so far away Now it looks as though they’re here to stay Oh I believe in yesterday Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be There’s a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday game suddenly Why she had to go I don’t know She wouldn’t say I […]

Morris-men and Morris-women – still going strong, eh?

   One of the quaintest things about long-established English life is having a pleasant summer’s drink in a quiet rural pub when a troop of Morris dancers turn up in their fine colourful garb with bell pads ajingling and clogs aclogging, isn’t it? One of the most endearing things though is their quaint music surely. […]

The biggest spittoons in the world – our football pitches?

  Spitting is the act of collecting spit (saliva) in the mouth and then forcibly expelling it as a gob using air from the lungs. Expert spitters can gather a sizable amount of spit and can accurately direct it at great speed to yards distant. [Such spitting should not be confused with something like cherry-pip […]

A Dummy’s Guide to the World Cup – can YOU blag your way through it? STOP PRESS edition 13 July DAY 32

James Rodriguez Colombia Top Goalscorer (6 goals – scored in EVERY game) Messi Argentina (Captain) – greatest player of all time? A joint third highest scorer at 2014 WC (4 goals) & top MoM awards (4) STOP PRESS: the World Cup games to keep all us Dummy’s aware, and able to hold out own against the […]

The Best Ever British Comic – without doubt KEN DODD and certainly TOO Good to Miss!

Ken Dodd – legend comedian, entertainer, ventriloquist, actor, songwriter, and singer Mr Ken Dodd, well known, utterly respected, iconic, British comedian & entertainer, was probably inadequately revered & encapsulated in a post here last January 1st. . Some of us now have had the unforgettable experience of seeing him in the flesh at his 2014 […]

England’s WORLD Cup Disaster – did YOU see it coming?

In case you were in any doubt England are out of the 2014 Rio World Cup, eliminated after two lost football games in Group D. Following their third and final match on Tuesday they will be heading back to Blighty, doubtless to a non-hero’s welcome, after our worst performance EVER at the Finals!. Yesterday the […]

England’s World Cup football squad announced – a team of losers led by a loser?

The FIFA  World Cup kicks off with 31 teams in ‘Rio de Janeiro’ Brazil in a month’s time – 4 years after England’s last dismal showing on the World stage in South Africa (in the last 16 we got knocked out and blitzed 4-1 by the Germans – Spain beat Netherlands in the Final). What […]

English Football – now a carbuncle on an historic sport ‘The Beautiful Game’?

England’s Glory Days – World Cup 1966It is often said that Football is a life or death industry – perhaps in England it has become that these days? The nickname ‘The Beautiful Game’, assigned to association football, has been much used by many pundits, but is often attributed to Pele – the brilliant Brazilian footballer.  […]