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When Soap Operas Collide

The Simpsons has a habit of occasionally dropping in cameo performances from the stars of other animated series, and it always leave me feeling strangely uncomfortable. Seeing Fred Flintstone sitting on the couch at 742 Evergreen Terrace has the effect of making me look around, just to check that the world is still turning and…

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January 29, 2008

Is It Wrong To Laugh Whilst Writing An Obituary? (Part Two)

Oh, now this is almost too good to be true. Not the picture, I mean. That makes me feel ever so slightly nauseous. What I’m talking about is, of course, Newcastle United’s amazing decision to take on Kevin Keegan for a second spell as replacement to Sam Allardyce at St James Park. Allardyce should sue…

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January 16, 2008

Is It Wrong To Laugh Whilst Writing An Obituary?

G14 hasn’t gone away, of course. That would, obviously, be asking too much. It’s more, well, a change of strategy. Since its foundation in 2000, G14 has taken something of a “bull in a china shop” approach to its politicking, getting itself involved in needless court cases with one sole aim – creating a European…

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January 15, 2008

Newcastle – Entertaining Everyone Except For Their Own Fans

Well, considering that it was such a badly kept secret, the sacking of Sam Allardyce from Newcastle United is still something of a surprise, thanks in no small part to the fact that it is such a staggeringly stupid decision, and is such a staggeringly stupid decision on so many levels. Amazing. There seems to…

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January 9, 2008

The Unfortunate Torpor Of Newcastle United

It was the strangest thing, but Salomon Kalou’s clearly offside goal was so far offside that it kept Sam Allardyce in a job for the next few days or so. The press had been predicting for the last few days that defeat at Stamford Bridge would probably cost Allardyce his job, but Kalou’s goal was…

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January 2, 2008

The Most Objectionable Player Of 2007

At any point over the last five years or so, Craig Bellamy would have been a shoo-in for any “Most Objectionable Player Of The Year” award, but Craig has had, by his own standards, a quiet year, so there can only be one winner in 2007 – Joey Barton. Now, I don’t know what the…

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December 30, 2007
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