Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Football Crazy

02Aug17

English football clubs are missing out on revenue because of a dumb rule THEY agreed to more than fifty years ago. We got news this week that it’s going to get harder to watch the Premier League on TV this season. A lot of people have been watching games on Kodi through PCs, X-Boxes, Google TV […]


Poll-axed

11Oct16

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States and here’s why… In 2003, Manchester City Football Club moved into their new ground, the City of Manchester Stadium. The club held an online poll for the public to name different parts of the stadium. In February 2004, after the vote, the West Stand […]


Everyone in Liverpool has a story. Today I went to Bootle to get my car’s air-conditioning re-charged. I met a bloke called Ian Parkinson from CoolCar. While Ian hooked up his gauges and vacuum pump, I got my phone out to check some emails. That’s when Ian noticed the Liver Bird on my home screen. […]


“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 […]


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 […]


Clocking Off

17Mar15

Can you imagine how boring football would be if you knew exactly when the goals would be scored? How about if every movie you saw followed the same pattern with the car chases, romantic bits and intense dialog all neatly spaced out? What if every concert opened with the artist playing a hot 80’s hit […]


Breakfast radio is live, because of that things don’t always go exactly the way you planned. In 2002, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands. Darren Fletcher was our sports reporter and he was having trouble with his dog. Kobe was a mental chocolate labrador and […]


Chemical Boros

25Sep14

Going to a football match is a completely different experience to watching it on television. The main difference is when you’re at the match, the commentary is better. Seeing Liverpool play Middlesbrough on the telly this week reminded me of the last time I watched a Liverpool v Middlesbrough game at Anfield. We were on […]


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” […]


Mack’s Craic

16May13

FIFA can learn a lot from the Eurovision Song Contest. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of Eurovision, the whole idea seams a bit silly to me. It doesn’t help that the music’s rubbish, the costumes are silly and it goes on way too long, but the thing I really like about it […]


Mack’s Craic

13Dec12

Kids who play football can’t win trophies any more. For years youngsters have joined football clubs in the hope of not only winning their local league, but also collecting an end of season trophy. But the Football Association is now banning the practice. They claim that youngsters will enjoy greater ‘player development’ if they play […]