France 4 : Croatia 2 – When Pragmatism Broke Romanticism France's World Cup win is a victory for pragmatism. But is that a good thing?

Pragmatism

It was a battle of two philosophical ideals, enacted by highly skilled protagonists. It was a battle of mind against matter, pragmatism against romanticism. In the end, God ensured that a deluge would end it all, and make fragile humans… Continue Reading

Red Alert, The Blues Should Win I know all about favourites, and finals

Football

It’s squeaky bum time again, in the world of football. It’s that moment when you cannot muster the courage to switch on the television set and yet, you are compelled to do so. Old wounds, that you thought had healed… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (26) – From Russia With Love

England

Well Theresa, I do hope you’ve been watching the footy on the telly, because the England team did a top-notch job by simultaneously uniting the whole country and leaving a group of 32 member states, at a fixed date. And… Continue Reading

The Night England Won Me Back After the Colombia match, a World Cup final between England and France would land me in trouble

There used to be a time when I was an unconditional England supporter. Living in Kilburn made it that much easier to get to Wembley Stadium to watch the Three Lions play really well, or get beaten out of sight… Continue Reading

Blue Moon Ready To Rise

city

Blue moon You saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own At about twenty past six, on Sunday 15th April a feeling of profound bliss penetrated the very heart of my soul.… Continue Reading

Kicking Balls – From Doha To Paris, With Love

Neymar PSG

Brazilian footballer Neymar’s £200m release clause – allowing his transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) – places him at 206th in the United Nations’ list of nations by GDP, ahead of the Marshall Islands and Palau… Football transfers are… Continue Reading