Football -that great emotional sport

Now that everyone it seems -even those not normally drawn to the game , is football mad and  intent on following the World Cup , one of the many irredeemably corrupt vehicles for personal wealth creation by FIFA, there are some great quotes on the site about football and sport. Here are just a few; The nice aspect about football is that, if things go wrong, it’s the manager who gets the blame. Gary Lineker Football is popular because stupidity...

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The oh so public pain of the snowflakes.

Evander Holyfield the world boxing champion said, ‘’People who make the choice to study, work hard in whatever they endeavour , give it the max of themselves to reach to the top level. And you have the people who are envious and jealous, who are not willing to put in that work and they want to get the same praise.’’ The newspapers and social media have desperately tried to ramp up our sympathy for all those poor overstressed, distraught snowflakes,...

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The terrible consequence of the selfie- the despo’s

This is decidedly the age of over-wheening self consciousness , prompted by the “everyone can be a celebrity” cult and evidenced by ‘selfies’ as a constant reassurance of how you look which which results in a brittle self-confidence, which is easily broken by any insignificant or unintended slight. This concept of ‘you mustn’t say that’ is now becoming an orthodoxy in case you might casually offend someone’s sensitivity . This breeds  a widespread rather desperate seeking for personal offence or even...

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The re-birth of Dictatorships

Just as we thought that the age of great dictatorships in the last century had declined into democracy, new dictators keep popping up in countries with perfectly good natural resources and opportunities for free governments and free speech and then progressively ruining them.Venezuela – Maduro; North Korea Kim Jong Un; Russia – Putin; Turkey – an aspiring Erdogan. They all follow the wise observations of George Orwell – “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;...

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The first President for insults

I know that it is entirely acceptable to denigrate, insult and abuse little the current President world’s greatest power, America, without any compunction at all. This is an extraordinary and unique state of affairs and one which I feel denigrates the persistent cavilling critics and certainly those who are committed to some irrational hatred of the man. But then Donald Trump does set himself up. There are some lovely quotes about US Presidents – Anthony Burgess: ”The US presidency is...

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