F1 drivers have always been something of an enigma, be they James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost or Michael Schumacher. Ayrton Senna was different. There’s no doubt his early death has added to his legacy, but even then it’s difficult to ignore his philosophical approach to life and racing before that terrible tragedy at Imola in […]Read more "Quotable: Ayrton Senna"
In the first of a new series of posts, I’ll be writing a regular round-up of news, blogs, tweets, images… (you get the idea) that peaked my interest. The items chosen will fit with the blog categories that I post here. Without a further ado, this is Chronicle, edition one: Digital – Hack Farm UX Consultants and Web Design […]Read more "Chronicle I: Hack Farm, Jenson Button, Star-Lord and more"
Viewed by many as the founding father of the Liverpool Football Club we know today, Bill Shankly took the club from mediocrity to glory. He set the standards for all managers to follow. Some achieved greater honours, but none matched his level of inspiration or belief in the ‘Liverpool way’. Of his many defining quotes, one stands […]Read more "Quotable: Bill Shankly"
The Super Bowl is a sporting event talked about worldwide. Super Bowl Sunday unites fans of every NFL franchise into a frenzy of beer, food, beer, excitement, beer, debate and more (beer) as the two best teams of the season seek the ultimate NFL glory. The coverage given to the Super Bowl is like nothing […]Read more "The phenomenon of Super Bowl advertising"
The football world experienced a shock today with the announcement that Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, will retire at the end of the 2012/13 season. Supporters wept, arch-rivals rejoiced and the majority of neutrals, myself included, simply applauded the achievements of one of the world’s greatest football managers. Fergie developed a footballing dynasty that […]Read more "A legend lives as the final chapter comes to a close, Sir Alex Ferguson retires"
As Christmas and the New Year draw ever closer, it can only mean one thing in football – the January transfer window. Here we see the transfer gossip go into overdrive as journalists, pundits and fans alike try to out do each other with their latest ‘scoop’. Sky Sports News treat transfer deadline day with the same […]Read more "Love it or hate it, transfer gossip remains infectious"
This years short list has been revealed for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 and what can you say but wow? Simply put it is one of the very best for several years. To some perhaps, it may be a surprise once again that no British footballer is in sight. However, I believe […]Read more "Britain stands tall without a footballer in sight"
There’s no question that London 2012 exceeded the expectations expected by much of the British press and public. The worries expressed before the flame was lit of a potentially poor opening ceremony, problems with security and even concerns over our medal hopes were all blown apart. The Games were outstanding, but the more important task […]Read more "We can only create a London 2012 legacy together"
In a previous article I praised the BBC for its coverage of Formula 1 ahead of the sport’s move to Sky for UK viewers. Along with BBC Golf and Sky Cricket, these set the standards for sporting coverage and punditry in this country. For the past two weeks I, and much of Great Britain, have […]Read more "BBC Sport has shown itself the way"
The 2012 British Grand Prix recently saw straight-talking Aussie Mark Webber win his second race of the season. Generally seen as the nice guy of Formula 1, he’s often found to have been wanting by more ruthless opponents such as Messrs Vettel, Alonso or Hamilton. What Webber represents is the bridesmaid but never the […]Read more "Nice guys can finish first"