The Definition of Football

Latin America is not a happy hunting ground for Germany. The last grand battle they faced in these waters finished when the sailors aboard the Graf Spee scuttled their own ship, rather than face defeat. But this time round, they...

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Fangs For The Memories

Oh such a cliche, predictable and tabloid-esque headline.  But someone has to say it, so I might as well get in there first. Luis Suarez has been sold to Barcelona for a whopping £75,000,000. Most Liverpool fans feared at the...

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Death On Grass

Thirty years ago, Torvill and Dean enchanted the world at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo with their rendition of Bolero. Their performance won gold and set records as they scored a set of perfect sixes. Their routine...

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Alex Ferguson

Today, a sporting interlude. Alex Ferguson announced his retirement today. Twenty six years in the top job at a top club. That’s a career length pretty much unheard of in any era, any sport. Unlikely to be repeated...

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The Bournemouth Bay Run

It’s been a sporty week at Chez Denness. The delight of watching someone else’s athletic endeavors on Saturday, to my financial gain. But on Sunday I put my own muscles to work. As did Mr’s P. We ran the 10km...

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The Grand National

Horse racing isn’t perhaps the fixture of British life that it once was. In the old days, if you wanted to gamble, your choices were limited. Punters put their money down on either the football pools, greyhounds or the...

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Mastrettas and McLarens

Do you remember the outrage when Top Gear’s trio of presenters gave Mexico a hard time? And the Mexican ambassador in London in particular. Although it turned out the ambassador is actually a pretty switched on guy...

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Same Old Story

Another tournament, another penalty shoot out, another photo of the beaten Enland team in the centre circle. Where does it all keep going wrong? Well I will tell you! Such is my disappointment – nay, despair – that I...

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Mexican Passion

Mexicans are a passionate people, living for today and usually giving their all. Church, Beer, Family and Football. But can you spot the odd one out? I’m a big footy fan, and one of the things that excited me most about...

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Mexico vs Argentina

Oh this is going to be a biggy here, in so many ways! Firstly, the obvious – Argentina are giants in world football. But more pertinently, there is a huge Argentine community in Mexico City, which swelled greatly during the...

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