It is understandable, to say the least, why football fans can get so frustrated at the amount of their money that ends up in the hands of football agents. Even in the era of the billionaire foreign benefactor, the theory has always been that the fans’ wages pay the players, through the medium of paying for tickets. For there to be other well-rewarded recipients almost feels like a betrayal of that.
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Saturday 09 February 2013
We may have survived the arduous slog that was January, but don't breathe a sigh of relief yet – Valentine's Day is looming.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Stuck for a romantic idea? Go for all-out luxury with a meal for two or something a little more high tech
Friday 11 January 2013
A Robert Burns expert has uncovered seven “lost” manuscripts and letters belonging to the Scottish poet which throw significant new light on his life and work.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
The received picture of the 1953 British Everest expedition is of a seamless triumph, to make up for the earlier failures of the 1920s and 1930s. Mick Conefrey's groundbreaking new book reveals how far from seamless it actually was.
Friday 21 December 2012
4 November: Raikkonen zooms to victory in Abu Dhabi
Monday 10 December 2012
Presumably it will not take long for people to start hailing Sprinter Sacre as a two-mile steeplechaser without precedent, in keeping with the fatuous instinct that seems to demand indulgence with each new champion, both over jumps and on the Flat.
Saturday 01 December 2012
The Unthanks' Songs from the Shipyards originated in their soundtrack work for a documentary film elegiacally celebrating the lost shipbuilding industry in 20th-century poems and folksongs. Hence, the wistful blend of piano and ambient sounds underscoring the album centrepiece "The Romantic Tees". Elsewhere, Becky Unthank's soft timbre and her sister Rachel's more ingenuous tone lend a fond nobility to shipbuilding reminiscences such as "Black Trade" and "A Great Northern River".
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Wowee! You think you've had some bad first dates? How about this one?
Sunday 25 November 2012
Eight years after calling time on the ever-underrated Gene, Rossiter returns to music with a solo debut of quite astonishing beauty.
Monday 05 November 2012
Sarah Alexander is happy to play the older woman, she tells Gerard Gilbert
Saturday 20 October 2012
When CBS announced that it had cast Lucy Liu as trusty sidekick to Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock reboot Elementary, plenty of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans were suspicious.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
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