Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Mack Nuggets

04Sep16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately… Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your tats; Is […]


There will be many touching tributes to Muhammad Ali at his funeral on Friday but it’ll be hard to top what he said about himself. Muhammad Ali is the only celebrity I can think of that got away with telling everyone how great he was without making himself unlikeable. In fact the more he said […]


Suicyclists

29May16

Cars have been traveling at 180 miles per hour on public roads this weekend. It’s the Monaco Grand Prix. Of course those roads are closed to normal traffic. It would be ridiculous to hold it on a road that’s open to the public. Motorsport has no place on our roads. It’s not just motorsport, it […]


A schoolboy holds a leather ball In a photograph on a bedroom wall the bed is made, the curtains drawn as silence greets the break of dawn. The dusk gives way to morning light revealing shades of red and white which hang from posters locked in time of the Liverpool team of 89. Upon a […]


Sweet FA!

15Oct15

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. When the English writer, Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote those words in 1903, she pretty much summed up what free speech is all about. I hardly ever agree with the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, but I think he’s […]


“Doing the same thing over & over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity”. That quote, or variations of it, is widely attributed to Albert Einstein. I don’t know if he said it or not, all I know is that whoever is making managerial decisions at Liverpool Football Club doesn’t agree with […]


New Zealand is a very special place and Kiwis are a unique group of people. We met some very important New Zealanders in London yesterday. The Rugby World Cup is only days away! As Julie & I met and got married in New Zealand (I even took out citizenship), we’re going to be supporting the […]


I’ve never considered myself to be a great footballer. After what happened in South Australia in 1994, I don’t think anybody would argue with that. Back then, I worked on the air at 5SE, the commercial radio station for the South East region of the state. The radio station was invited to play a charity […]


John Motson owes me money. In 1998 I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 2CRFM on England’s South Coast. Friday’s shows were done in front of a live studio audience. Those lucky enough to get tickets were given a cooked breakfast thanks to a local hotel and booze from a local pub. One […]


If Julie didn’t like the experience of watching Liverpool at Anfield, I was in a lot of trouble. Up until February 1997, we’d lived in New Zealand and Australia. Now, we’d moved to Britain because I’d got a job as the Breakfast Show host at 2CRFM in Bournemouth. In the ten years we’d been married, […]


What if Julie doesn’t like going to the football? What if she’s freaked out by being in a stadium surrounded by more people than the population of her home town in New Zealand? What if she just doesn’t understand what being a Liverpool supporter is all about? These were the thoughts running through my mind […]


I’m not sure Julie was fully prepared for the experience of going to her first English Premier League football match. Julie and I grew up on opposite sides of the world. We met in her home town of Whangarei, New Zealand which at the time had a population of around 40,000. Julie came from a […]


It’s weird how events tend to connect up in unexpected ways. There was a nice unintended consequence of having our tiny little Daihatsu Centro shipped from Australia when Julie and I moved to the UK. When we lived in Gosford on the New South Wales Central Coast, the bloke who cut my hair was from […]


Sean Hannity from Fox News crept up behind Michael Harrison, the publisher of “Talkers” and grabbed him by the throat while I was interviewing him for the latest Radio Academy podcast. It was all in good fun and set the tone for what was billed as “The 17th installment of the talk media industry’s longest […]


Pits Off

30Mar14

I’m amazed how quickly the pit crew can change all four tyres in Formula One. So why does it take over half an hour to change just one tyre at the place I go to? In Formula One, it’s all over so fast, the driver doesn’t even have time to get out of the car, […]


To Boldly Go!

24Mar14

Are you Spock or Kirk? According to the theory of left-brain/right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. People are said to prefer one type of thinking over the other. A person who is “left-brained” is said to be more logical, analytical, and objective (Spock), and a person who is “right-brained” […]


Is it a Sport?

22Feb14

Why is THAT a sport? A lot of people have been asking that question during the Winter Olympics, mostly about curling. So what is a sport? The dictionary defines sport as, “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. That definition is a […]