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Ashley Cole, Freedom and the Dangers of Twitter

Twitter is a phenomenon, we are told it played a role in the Arab Spring, the demonstrations in Iran and other global events. Everyone from Mandela to Boris Johnson tweets. It seems that authoritarians around the world would like to … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton – Why he left McLaren

Life is a process of separation. It can be painful. We leave the womb, we stop breast feeding, we learn to walk and suddenly find there is a big wide world out there. Mother be hidden behind the door, we … Continue reading

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Murray: no longer the ‘Nearly Man’

Andy Murray has broken through his self-imposed glass ceiling – he is no longer the “nearly man” of tennis. Murray won through twofold changes,  in his  attitude and self-belief  and in the ability to contain and  manage his anger and … Continue reading

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Why anger in sport has a bad reputation

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a fundamental part of who we are. Without it there would be no sport. It underlines our need to compete, accomplish and succeed. If managed, contained and expressed positively, anger can drive … Continue reading

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The River of Anger from Stratford to Aleppo

Anger is universal. Without anger we are not alive. It is a powerful river running through all our lives.  It can be a force for good and achievement while also driving terrible deeds and behaviours. Today, both types of anger … Continue reading

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OFFENDED, YES – BUT WILL TOM DALEY BE DETERRED?

Tom Daley is undoubtedly reeling this week. On Monday he received a volley of abusive tweets after he came fourth in the men’s synchronised 10m platform diving. Twitter is an extraordinary phenomenon through which we are able to bare our … Continue reading

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‘UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN’ – Usain Bolt vs Expectation

Sprinter Usain Bolt carries with him an enormous weight of expectation.  He carries his own expectations, those of his family and his country, and those of the outside world. But he also faces the possible annihilation of a “self” which … Continue reading

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PC HARWOOD – His Anger was a Tragedy for Ian Tomlinson

Simon Harwood ‘s history is an example of uncontained and unrestrained anger. This could have been spotted many years ago. In policing much more even than in sport containment and self-management is essential to the job. In sport the consequence … Continue reading

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Reflections on the John Terry Trial

Much has been written about the detail of this case and in my view, I cannot think of a context where the use of language “f..b..c..” is acceptable. As I write this I stop myself typing out the full words … Continue reading

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John Terry and the Case for Sarcasm

Ex-England captain John Terry was cleared last week of the charges against him. Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle said it was possible that Terry’s words were not intended as an insult, but rather as a challenge to what he believed had … Continue reading

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How Lendl and Tears will see Murray through

Andy Murray’s display yesterday was a sign of a huge step in his development as a man. When he burst into tears the world looked on in shock. Suddenly this slightly petulant and not altogether attractive young man was showing … Continue reading

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Why England MUST get angry to win Euro 2012

   

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