Yearly archives: 2018

Nothing Ever Happens

I really enjoy putting this blog together. It’s in my thoughts for the bulk of the preceding week, and something usually happens during that week to get the creative juices going. That then leads me to write about whatever that topic might be, usually for anywhere between 1,800 to 2,500 […]

The Sloop John B 3

When you write a regular blog, you often have to fight the temptation to be controversial. When I wrote for a Brighton based sports magazine for a few years, Sussex Sport, I was actually paid to be controversial. Not Katie Price bat shit crazy controversial, but part of my brief […]

Money, Money, Money. 2

If the rumours are to be believed, in the next few hours, Arsenal’s Chilean striker, Alexis Sanchez will become a Manchester United player. Nothing overly controversial about that if you’re a keen follower of football. Player comes to Premier League from abroad, largely unknown, prospers at a leading team, almost […]

Field of Broken Dreams 2

I watched an excellent documentary this week. It was called “No Hunger in Paradise” and was made by one of my favourite sports writers and authors, Michael Calvin. It’s a subject that has interested me since my own playing days – the development of local, young footballers from the schools […]

Walking on the Moon

My formative years were spent in Brynhyfryd in the late sixties and early seventies, and despite leaving there a month after my ninth birthday, the area still holds an incredibly fond place in my heart and contains many great and vivid memories for me. One of those is of the […]