Category Archives: Sport

A History of Invincibles Day

Since the Arsenal team of 2003/2004 completed their league campaign without suffering defeat, there has existed on the calendar a feast day commemorating their achievement. No, I’m not talking about the date of their final match that season, against Leicester … Continue reading

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Tinderparts

History is full of bad situations that turned out for the best. You could even argue that the entire human experience has been one of bad situations turning out for the best, or good situations turning out for the worst. … Continue reading

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St. Pauli at the World Cup

Should Aziz Bouhaddouz get onto the pitch for Morocco at this Summer’s FIFA World Cup, he will become the third footballer to represent his country at the quadrennial competition while under contract at FC St. Pauli. That there have been … Continue reading

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We’ll always have Madrid… Here’s looking at you, Professeur

All things come to an end. All that is solid melts into air. We know this. Yet, sometimes, the end is still shocking, sudden, and sad. My father died suddenly when I was 22. Arséne Wenger, when he leaves the … Continue reading

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East of Bull

When Ossie jetted over to stay with his sister in February of 2001, it was the first time in his life that he had travelled alone. Understandably, the teenager was excited but anxious at the prospect. He particularly looked forward … Continue reading

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Don’t Ever Dream, Dennis

Was Dennis excited? You bet your sweet ass he was. He had never been to see his beloved Barcelona play, and by chance had finally been given the opportunity to do so; mere days before they took on AC Milan … Continue reading

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Blarney about Blarney’s

After 6 months in Berlin, I’m feeling pretty well-ensconced in my surroundings, and nowhere more so than a little pub in Kreuzberg by the name of Blarney’s. As the name implies, this is an Irish bar, but don’t let that … Continue reading

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