Football, the American version that is mostly played with the hands, first came to the UK via Channel 4, Britain’s fourth terrestrial television channel. I was young and fascinated by the hour a week we saw this most American of sports. In one hour, interrupted by ads, we saw all the action from the NFL … Continue reading On Football
Even in a sports store, I can find something to buy...And this would be living with me now if (a) I had a spare $60 and (b) I could lift it.
So, this antique-store gem seems to be a depiction of Stephen Fry's older sister, playing cricket with a juggler's club, wearing a safety hat and, let's be clear, pooping out a natty blue jacket. I think that covers everything.
I don’t think I’ve ever watched as much football in one month as I’m watching now. I mean, I’ve lived through World Cups before – somany of them – but this one seems to have captured my imagination. Or maybe it’s something else. This is the first tournament where The Teen has expressed an interest. … Continue reading On the World Cup 2018: early thoughts