The scandal of youngsters totally obsessed with football heading for the scrapheap – beget by courtesy of the disastrous English Football Association?

Back nearly three years ago a post here WHERE THE FA HAVE TO GO TO RESUSCITATE ENGLISH FOOTBALL – BUT WILL IT HAPPEN THIS TIME? July 20, 2016 by dadman007,  included a paragraph referencing the English league club academy system We need a CEO charged with the responsibility of growing football from ground level roots […]

Murdered, Raped, Molested, Beaten-up – so what, she’s just a prostitute?

The unfortunate women who turn to prostitution, sexual activity in exchange for payment, are publically and privately pilloried, and when they get savagely attacked and abjectly abused, they seemed to be portrayed as just worthless trash, rather than the tragic real-life victims they actually are, don’t you think? It is a source of constant annoyance […]

Britain’s wonderful NHS has just had its 70th birthday – will it still be with us to see its 80th?

  There was much flag waving and badges wearing four weeks ago when the National Health Service turned 70, as understandably it was a big opportunity to celebrate, wasn’t it? Some of us though instead had a tear in our eye. That was because we have been around a long while, we have been there since […]

The London protests against a ‘disgraceful’ Donald Trump – “disgraceful”?

  A previous post here “Donald Trump ducks his London visit – ASHAMED?” January 13, 2018 by dadman007 outlined the general adverse attitude of people in Britain to US President Donald Trump, with some reasons why. However, it was made plain nevertheless that while many of us don’t have any respect for the man, or what […]

England soon finally ‘coming home’ defeated by Croatia in the World Cup 2018 ‘Semi Final’ – did they make the nation proud?

      A post here at the time of the first game against Tunisia set the criteria for this tournament of ‘most importantly of all though England need to play for a change in a manner that makes the nation proud – win or lose’. Well, in the battle against Croatia in this first England […]

World Cup 2018 ‘Semi Final’ England will encounter Croatia – time for sensible reflection?

      Without doubt England reached this semi-final, after 28 years of failures to do so (1990 – Paul Gascoigne’s ‘tears’ game), with nothing less than a full quota of luck [that included a crazy tournament when most the main contenders inexplicably fell by the wayside – Germany [Rank 1] bottom of their Group when […]

England faced Sweden in World Cup 2018– what a surprisingly WONDERFUL ending to a ‘Quarter Final’?

    Today, in the two Quarter-Finals  Sweden [Rank 17] are OUT as are Russia [Rank 66] (yesterday, in the first two Quarter-Finals  Ukraine [Rank 17] and Brazil [Rank 2]) were OUT) The feelings of English football fans ‘before’ this afternoon’s tussle with Sweden can best be summed-up by the quote “I don’t think us as a nation will get […]

Russia World Cup 2018 ‘Quarter Final’ England will face Sweden – how are the odds looking?

    (Today, in the first two Quarter-Finals:  Ukraine [Rank 17] are OUT, as are  Brazil [Rank 2]) There is much elation that England has at long last reached the Quarter finals of the World Cup, not least as a result of winning in a penalty shoot-out for the very first time ever, eh? People are getting […]

Russia World Cup 2018 ‘Round of Sixteen’ (knockout) England faced Columbia tonight – a shoddy game, a shoddy result?

      As we have seen in the knockout phase already, rank and group stage form counts for very little here in Russia  – Argentina OUT, Portugal OUT, Spain OUT, Denmark OUT, Switzerland OUT, so 5 out of the 7 expected to progress so far are going home instead, eh? There was much speculation and banter abound […]

Russia World Cup 2018 ‘Round of Sixteen’ (knockout) England face ‘Columbia’ – will it burst the bubble?

      Many England fans still think that playing Columbia in 3 days’ time as their first opponent in the ‘knockouts’ should be a breeze – they forget that there are ‘no easy games’ at the World Cup, don’t they? [Just ask the Germany manager about it, eh?]. Its quite true that Columbia haven’t been […]