Archives for posts with tag: Decade by Decade

It is too easy to forget the lessons of history. With the modern, globalised world setting its gaze firmly upon the horizon of technological progress and instantaneous communication, the events and gradual metamorphoses which have conspired to shape our environment can become obscured in the rush for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

by Dawes Dunham

Major League Soccer. Something about the name just didn’t sit well with me. Perhaps it was its close proximity to the name of my most worshipped sport, Major League Baseball. Perhaps it was the garish jerseys and worse team nicknames; Wizards, Galaxy, Burn, Mutiny, and Fusion were hardly enthralling names. They felt cooked up in a lab somewhere, even given my immature pre-teen sensibilities. This was my country, my league, and – at 12 years old, recently coming off the recent high of seeing the World Cup in my own backyard (America) – I felt no attachment to this fledgling enterprise. Read the rest of this entry »

by Angelo Fiorini

‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.’ - William Shakespeare. Read the rest of this entry »

by Danny Norton

In the UK in the early May of 2005, there was a clash between two different ideologies, cultures and backgrounds as Liverpool played Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second-leg at Anfield. A few days later there was a general election. Although it was a match low on technical excellence and even tactical nous, the drama of the night more than made up for it. Read the rest of this entry »

by Tom Nash

Many reasons were given,

But none totally convince,

As to why Pompey

Almost ceased to exist. Read the rest of this entry »

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