Been weighting long enough…

Given that I’ve taken two weeks off work to go to the Olympics nearly every day (24 events at the last count… a task I’ve spent a year arranging tickets for), I thought I may as well knock up the occasional blog post and let it serve as a memory. I’ve just left Weightlifting and … Continue reading

Facebook… does it matter if we’re friends?

Over the years, you’ve probably referred to hundreds of people as your friend, but what does that actually mean anymore? Has Facebook ruined what it once meant? My friend (whatever that means) Dan recently took me to task on having 1000+  ‘friends’ on Facebook, telling me this was ridiculous and demeaning the purpose of what … Continue reading

Sky Sports sacking shouldn’t have been a gray area.

The issue The last week has seen a phenomenal reaction to off air comments made by Sky Sports duo Andy Gray and Richard Keys. Let’s just remind ourselves of what they said. Yes, it’s sexist. Now, first things first, it’s disappointing to see these comments made. To suggest women can’t officiate or know the offside … Continue reading

Being paid to talk about your crimes. Right or Wrong?

It’s fair to say that during University I got ‘involved’. Having more or less eight hours a week of classes for my three years of study made me realise there was plenty of time to get involved with societies, which would allow me and the committees I worked with to do something I always enjoyed … Continue reading

Freshly pressed – the best juicer around?

If you’d have asked me this morning what ‘freshly pressed’ was, I’d have told you it was something to do with overpriced fruit juice. 12 hours later, freshly pressed, means having your blog placed on the WordPress homepage, there’s no doubt about it, that it could mean anything else is quite ludicrous. I only sat … Continue reading

Dating – fine. Writing about it – not fine.

I can’t deny that when I started blogging two months ago, I faced what all bloggers must face when starting out – a bit of embarrassment. ‘Why would anyone want to read my stuff?’ ‘Why would anyone care what I think?’ ‘Why, just why?’ were all firmly on my mind as I finally put a … Continue reading

Once bitten forever… unforgiven?

Some readers will remember a famous incident in boxing when Mike Tyson was so hungry midway through his fight with Evander Holyfield that he couldn’t help but have a quick peck from his opponents ear. Over ten years later, on a football pitch, another sportsman has bitten off more than should have been chewing. Luis … Continue reading

Following a football club home, away and in court.

On Wednesday my course pretended to be a radio station and obviously my sporting interest had been noticed – I’d been allocated sports reporter. BBC Five Live take note – landyjosh@gmail.com if you need me. My mate Dan Kilpatrick (check out his blog) had nabbed the local option of heading to Wembley as the afternoon … Continue reading

Witnessing the biggest game of football

 Being at the centre of the World. I remember listening to the Baddiel and Skinner podcast from 2006 when they’d described being at the final of the World Cup as feeling like “you were at the centre of the world.” On July 12th 2010 I understood what they meant. Having organised tickets for every game … Continue reading

Paying for quality news – a sign of The Times.

The Times revealed today that they have “close to 200,000 digital users” since they introduced a paywall for access to their websites last July. They promised investment for their high quality journalism in a bid to avoid what editor James Harding called a “suicidal form of economics – giving our journalism away for free” on … Continue reading