Left Wing Football

BY KEER LONSDALE Keer Lonsdale predicts what will happen if the logic of the Left is ever applied to football: Looking back, it was Leicester winning the league that started it. Everybody loved that, the little guy beating the big guys, the privileged elite taken to the cleaners, the footballing world turned upside down. What a story it was. Within a couple of decades even … Continue reading Left Wing Football

FIFA Poppy Furore

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The current “Poppy Furore” surrounding the England-Scotland game at Wembley on Armistice Day 2016, (on the 11th of November, the day when Britain traditionally remembers its war dead) is farcical. FIFA – the world governing body of football – deems political logos or messages on national football shirts to be against the spirit of the game, so the well-meaning gesture of putting … Continue reading FIFA Poppy Furore

Let’s Talk About Gary

BY JAMIE FOSTER   “These couchings and these lowly courtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men, And turn pre-ordinance and first decree Into the law of children.” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Act III scene I Nothing changes. This is the first principle we must accept if we are to recognise the nature of our public discourse. As humans we are locked in a constant cycle … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Gary