Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Reggae and ‘Rain’ in Abbey Wood

Bruce Ruffin - Rain

There is a particularly interesting Kickstarter project looking for funds to produce a book that retraces classic reggae record sleeve photographs taken in London. Glancing through all the recreations, where the original cover is held up in front of the scene now, one site looked familiar. Read the rest of this entry »

Phoenix Sports 0 Bury Town 3

Sunny day for Phoenix Sports versus Bury Town

Charles Reep has a lot to answer for. Excuse me a brief and rather shaky history of the long ball game. Retired RAF Wing Commander Reep was an amateur statistician, who from studying football in the 1950s came up with a number of concepts. There was the “3-pass optimisation rule” – that a higher percentage of goals come from three passes in the build-up, as opposed to more passes prior to a shot taking place. He also came up with the concept of “9 shots per goal”, that on average there is goal for every nine shots on goal. Read the rest of this entry »

Grainger Market

The other day I found myself in Newcastle with a little time to kill, so made my way to Grainger Market. Read the rest of this entry »

Go watch the geek

I’m pretty sure there is no need for any more words on the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. That won’t stop (m)any of us. Read the rest of this entry »

Phoenix Sports 0 Haringey Borough 3

Corner flag at Phoenix Sports versus Haringey Borough

I wonder if regulars to the Nou Camp ever get bored of all that amazing football? Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? Read the rest of this entry »