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Tuesday 23 February 2010
Portsmouth have accepted Sulaiman al-Fahim's resignation from the board as the club continue to battle for survival, with the chief executive, Peter Storrie, suggesting that a sale to a South African group is imminent.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Here's something you don't see every day: a bit of good news for Gordon Brown. We hear that performance dates for the forthcoming theatre adaptation of that seminal 1980s television programme Yes, Prime Minister have been delayed.
Thursday 07 January 2010
Thursday 24 September 2009
England will play five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly in Qatar on Saturday 14 November. The meeting, which will be the 23rd between the two countries, has been mooted for a while now but the Football Association has finally confirmed it after all the contractual details were sorted out.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Ian Wright is trying to set up a system of football academies in prisons across Britain. In Football Behind Bars (Sky One, Monday) he begins his quest at Portland Young Offenders Institute, on a remote island off the Dorset Coast with 48 young lags boasting 150 years between them for offences including armed robbery and attempted murder. "Who do you want to go and do something like this?" he asks. "Gary Lineker?" Well frankly, Wrighty, yes, that would be quite entertaining.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Compliance. It's a spooky word, like some kind of euphemism employed by the Ministry of Torture in a totalitarian regime. If a female is "compliant" you imagine her as a limp doll that might be anyone's for the taking. But compliance, apparently, is big in television. And Jimmy Mulville and Stephen Fry have been making industry headlines by lambasting broadcasters at the Edinburgh TV Festival for what they call the box-ticking culture of "compliance" in television.
Friday 10 July 2009
Umbrellas were the fashion accessory of choice at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in London this week.
Monday 06 April 2009
Thursday 26 February 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Is not the hysterical reaction of the Rugby Football Union to the news that three England players had signed for French clubs typical of a selfish organisation?
Sunday 18 January 2009
It was cheap but cheerful at the crisps company Walkers' "Do us a Flavour" party at London's Paramount Club on 8 January, where the outlandish finalists in a public competition to create a new variety were unveiled. Canapés were replaced by crisps, but, with plenty of bubbly to go around, the crowd – a heady mix of B-listers – didn't seem to mind.
Sunday 04 January 2009
Saturday 14 June 2008
The BBC divides its football anchormen and pundits into an elite squad and the dirt-trackers. With a few add-ons, it's essentially Lineker, Hansen and Shearer – the Permatan Three – versus Chiles, Dixon and Peacock, the Men in the Street. The former get the plum jobs, the latter the leftovers. They've got it the wrong way round.
Thursday 24 April 2008
England's bid for the 2018 World Cup will gather momentum today when the Football Association board meets to decide on their campaign structure.
Saturday 12 April 2008
Imagine only ever getting to see the last 15 minutes of football matches. Or sitting down to watch Hamlet with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern already pushing up daisies, Polonius behind the arras with his fatal sword wound and Ophelia having taken her early bath. That's what watching the Masters is like.
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