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A few words on Gary Speed

I only saw Gary Speed play in the flesh once, towards the end of his playing career. He was playing in the Championship for Sheffield United and despite nearing 40 was clearly the best player on the pitch. There was a thoughtfulness and intelligence to his play. He didn’t need to run around like his younger team-mates and opponents as his mind always seemed to be one step ahead. Like all the best players he made playing football look easy. Read the rest of this entry »


Jars full of all sorts of weird stuffDear reader, after a minor blogging hiatus I would love to bring you an engrossing, well-considered, lengthy post that pulled together myriad cultural and philosophical issues in new and surprising ways, that made you look at the world in a new light and generally put a spring in your step and a song in your heart. Alas, that is not to be. Read the rest of this entry »

Building international coalitions through beer, American indie rock, college football and other delights

Denver Pale AleA little over a month ago England drew with the United States at the World Cup, and I lost a bet with Zac from the fine blog Building International Coalitions Through Beer And Pavement.1 Luckily, losing the bet just involved writing a blog post, rather than parting with huge wedges of cash or undertaking embarrassing forfeits. However, being the terrible, lazy, busy man that I am, it is only now I have got around to the task at hand… Read the rest of this entry »