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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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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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WHY ENGLAND NEED PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP

Human beings have no real use in the world. Were we all to disappear in an instant the earth would slowly rebalance itself. Over time global warming would stop, buildings and cities would be taken over by forest, animals would roam … Continue reading

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WILL SPAIN OR ITALY WIN TODAY? A CLASH OF ORGANISMS

How can we predict the outcome of today’s Euro final? My own feeling is that “unpredictable” results show that in the end we can never completely override the essential feature of being human – our variability and changeability. No amount … Continue reading

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Why England MUST get angry to win Euro 2012

   

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Why England Must Relax to Win Euro 2012

 

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How England Can WIN Euro 2012

   

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COULD ROONEY’S RETURN WRECK OUR CHANCES?

We BEAT Sweden! The defence was ropey and we conceded the very headed goals we planned (and did) score against Sweden. At 1-2 down we were all groaning: “Same old England, here we go again”. Then – incredibly – on … Continue reading

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WITH LOWER EXPECTATIONS ENGLAND CAN WIN

Today I read that Anders Svensson of Sweden believes that English arrogance explains their past poor record against Sweden. It is true that in past tournaments England have been under huge pressure of expectation. Year after year the national team … Continue reading

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Football, football and then the French Open Final

These all bring light to my life over and above the pleasure I am lucky enough to experience in my daily work. Watching Nadal and Djokovic in the rain I was reminded yet again how sport at any level is … Continue reading

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Only Seven England players visited Auschwitz

Reading about members of the England team’s recent visit to Auschwitz I felt angry. Why did only seven members of the team go? What were the others doing? Then I discovered that the other fifteen had visited Schindler’s factory. But it … Continue reading

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