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Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

The FA must boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

by Steve Middleton on 29 May, 2015

FIFA have re-elected Sepp Blatter for another term as President of the governing body responsible for the organisation of football’s major international tournaments, including the World Cup. Despite the arrest of senior FIFA colleagues on major corruption charges, Blatter refused to stand down or withdraw from the presidential race and despite voting going to a […]

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A journey back in time – part 1

by Steve Middleton on 18 December, 2011

Back in 2006 I was interviewed live on air a few times on Sky News by Colin Brazier. When the video below was originally broadcast, Steve McClaren was the manager of the England national football team and he had just dropped David Beckham from the squad. I didn’t think it was a particularly good idea […]

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During today’s fantastic win for Unsworth U14B Juniors at home to Whitworth in the NBJFL Main Cup; I was shocked to see a bill that had recently arrived from Bury Council to the tune of nearly £600. From 2008 it became a legal requirement for regular water safety checks to be carried out, to check […]

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Big Brother database will ruin peoples lives

by Steve Middleton on 20 June, 2009

While reading The Daily Mail the other day I was disturbed to read that Britain’s Information Commissioner (Richard Thomas) has said he has serious concerns about a system being launched in October for the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). The database will record criminal convictions of the 11 million adults who work with children, but also any so-called “soft intelligence” […]

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