Two Cents: ADL News Piece – Arsenal, 11th August 2010


From now on, rather than duplicating my ADL pieces on this blog (considering I now have 9 pieces per week, including a daily spot), I will post my own personal thoughts on the news reflected in these pieces, though my two topical pieces every week will have a version posted on here.

With that in mind, let’s get started!
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These are my reflective thoughts on today’s Arsenal news article “Arsenal news – Schwarzer pushes for Gunners move, Gibbs and Wilshere set for England debuts, Fabianski confident of No.1 spot“, originally written for A Different League, which can be seen here.
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Wednesday, 11th August 2010

Wilshere could come off the bench for England at Wembley tonight
OK first off we have the fact that Arsenal youngsters Jack Wilshere, 18, and Kieran Gibbs, 21 are both likely to make their senior England debuts from the bench in tonight’s friendly with Hungary at Wembley. Fabio Capello has ignored the philosophy of new France coach Laurent Blanc – the Frenchman has axed the entire set of World Cup flops who disgraced former World Champions France in South Africa this summer. Read More

Three Week Rewind: An Analysis of My Own Incompetence


Journalism is an interesting field. Whether you are reporting the local, regional or national news or writing columns, every single journalist has a different approach. Some like to act very seriously (and indeed in many fields of journalism, this is of course essential). Others prefer to take a lighter-hearted approach to areas such as sport or the “and finally” sections. My own approach, however? Display my sheer ineptitude by predicting how things will pan out at the World Cup! I mean, take a look at my earlier post, Five Week Fast Forward: World Cup Predictions, and An Apology. For starters, … Continue reading Three Week Rewind: An Analysis of My Own Incompetence

World Cup 2010: OST


That’s it. I am sick of it already. It’s getting boring, monotonous and repetitive. It should never EVER be reach our TV airwaves again, and should be banned from the stadia for good. I am of course referring to claims that the Vuvuzela (the thing that sounds like an invading swarm of locusts on your TV and radio coverage) should be banned. The single reasonable alleged reason for such a ban is that fans could be deafened by the incessant droning. Fair enough – but other than that, every single reason offered is utterly absurd. Fans have always made noise, … Continue reading World Cup 2010: OST

Support England’s 2018 World Cup Bid


[clearspring_widget title=”England World Cup 2018 Campaign Widget” wid=”4a0acc94ebef74d0″ pid=”4aa67c97e30016e7″ width=”300″ height=”484″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Apologies for my recent absence from blogging, more are being written as we speak but lately time has been short (to cut a long story, erm…short). I just wanted to write this quick message to everyone to encourage you to get the widget (click here) above, and vote for England to get the 2018 World Cup! We haven’t hosted the event since that legendary year in 1966. What a great year that was for football – Eric Cantona was born, Everton won the FA Cup, Liverpool won the … Continue reading Support England’s 2018 World Cup Bid