Tag Archives: England

Why losing to France did not seem quite so bad.

Queen Mary claimed that Calais would be found engraved upon her heart and for most England football fans, excerpts from the 57 years of hurt since 1966, are engraved upon our psyche. Losing in the world cup is as much … Continue reading

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Living with losing? We’ve got a World Cup to win!

I had a day on the river yesterday with some beautiful young Indians from Swindon. Kind, courteous and generous with their food and culture. They knew me through a network of friends I have made through a gym in Slough. … Continue reading

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2-0 : a life framing evening

I think my earliest memory is of watching the World Cup Final in 1966. I would have been four and I remember the room, the excitement and my Mum and Dad’s happiness. 55 years on, I am anticipating getting a … Continue reading

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COVID-19 ; have recent Government interventions helped?

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Allardyce- a fan’s eye’s view.

“Money corrupts and wads corrupt absolutely” – anonymous football fan – last night.   I heard about Sam Allardyce’s departure from the England Manager’s job while watching Cambridge United beat Yeovil Town in a Tuesday night league 2 fixture at … Continue reading

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Dele makes me proud to be English!

  What better way to celebrate being English than through the performance of our three major national teams. Over the past ten days, I have watched English sides win the Grand Slam at the six nations rugby, qualify for the … Continue reading

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The tone from the top

Take a close look at the photo above, it’s taken from a Morningstar conference yesterday. The gentleman on the left is asking the question, the women on the right are listening and the gents on the right – well – they’re … Continue reading

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E-Christmas Cards – a very rum idea if you ask me.

What do you do with e-christmas cards? They bother me. “E-Christmas card” is a misnoma, most of these e-thingies seem the product of the thought police who de-risk corporate communications. “Merry” is of course out – a whiff of intoxication … Continue reading

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“Since I was young, I followed them, #ytfc – the team for me”

I’ve got to admit it – “When I was young, I followed AFC Bournemouth”, so I don’t sing the song in the title of this blog. The first time I heard it sung was when Derby did us 3-2 in the … Continue reading

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Young People and Pensions

This is a blog by Vivi Friedgut of @blackbullion; she is also responsible for the picture and its contents!   Pensions don’t make for the most thrilling conversations. Like verrucas, funerals or the dream you had last night, talking about … Continue reading

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