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March 23, 2007

The very dark side of Cricket

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Breaking news from the Beeb is that the Pakistan Cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, who was found unconscious in his hotel room on Sunday morning and later died in hospital was murdered by ‘manual strangulation.’ This is orders of magnitude uglier than pretty much anything else to happen in the world of Cricket within my memory; that someone should actually be murdered (presumably in connection with the game in some way) in such a vicious way for reasons associated with what is supposed to be a peaceful, civilised game is almost unthinkable. Up until now Woolmer’s death had cast a shadow only over the World Cup, now the entire Cricketing world is in the shade. Obviously Cricket needs to be gone through from top to bottom to examine how tragedies like this can be avoided in the future. A very, very sad day for Cricket.

July 03, 2006

It's official – History is more interesting than Football

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According to a survey conducted on behalf of the History Matters - Pass it on Campaign, 73% of the population said they valued History, compared to only 48% for Football. Astonishingly, 69% of the respondants said that History is cool. As a (soon to be ex–) History student, I'm delighted by this. Not only is my choice of degree vindicated by such a large proportion of respondants to this survey, but I also finally have some kind of claim on coolness (if only a very distant one). I always knew people in this country had taste, and any remarks I may have made to the contrary on previous occasions (or may make in the future) are hereby disclaimed for the purposes of this entry.

June 26, 2006

The dullest match ever?

I've just watched the last hour or so of the Switzerland vs. Ukaraine match, and it has to be the dullest I've ever seen. No goals after 120 minutes, and then the Swiss failed to score on penalties. Dire dire dire.

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