Author: Ian

So You Want… How Much? 1

So You Want… How Much?

Imagine, if you will, that you are the director of a marketing company based in Beijing. You have heard much about this “Premier League”, which seems to be growing in popularity year on year,...

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City 1

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

In many ways, it was the best tribute that Manchester City could have paid to The Busby Babes. A minute of perfectly-observed silence, followed by an immense performance against a United team that looked...

Thursday Night In With Elton Welsby 2

Thursday Night In With Elton Welsby

Anyone that knows me in the slightest will know just how excited I was to discover that the digital television channel ITV4 have started repeating complete episodes of “The Big Match” from 1983 on...

Now – This Is Just Too Good 8

Now – This Is Just Too Good

Many of you will already be aware of the concept of “jumping the shark”. Named for an episode of “Happy Days” in which The Fonz jumped over a shark on a pair of water...

England vs Switzerland 22

England vs Switzerland

Well, Heidi hi everyone! If you think that’s a bad opening, well, things are going to get much worse for all of you before they get any better. I’ve spent much of the afternoon...

Voting On Super Tuesday 6

Voting On Super Tuesday

I’m not, it has to be said, particularly good at “blowing my own trumpet” (stop sniggering at the back). However, in the true spirit of 2008 being The Year In Which I Start Whoring...

Munich: 50 Years On 2

Munich: 50 Years On

The European Cup was created, in many ways, because it could be. The end of the Second World War left Europe with a sizeable quota of aircraft to be converted for commercial use. This,...

The Final Baker & Kelly 5

The Final Baker & Kelly

Well, it has only taken three months, but the final Baker & Kelly radio show from 2002 is here. You can download it here. The complete list of files is here – you can...