In another life, I wanted to be in the FBI. This was sort of inspired by watching ‘Twin Peaks’, and finding that I had a deep and personal empathy for agent Cooper, whose mysterious ways seemed odd, nay,Continue reading →
The most poignant news of the week for me was that of the retirement of James Alexander Gordon. Many Raccoonistas have something of an aversion to sport, but Gordon was a man who rose far above mere sport,Continue reading →
I find myself – unusually – travelling the London Underground, from St Pancras to Waterloo; coincidentally during the height of the Olympic boom.
According to Transport for London, there will be an Continue reading →
So you can’t afford an Official Olympic Torch from the 2012 Relay, complete with 8000 holes:
Representing the inspirationalContinue reading →
Man City’s astonishing demolition of their city rivals at fortress Old Trafford was too significant as both result and statement not to have any lasting meaning. This bunny is by no means a United supporter, although theContinue reading →
Breaking news – UNITEd have issued a press release confirming that they have just completed the signing of an internationally-renowned striker.
The player (who has obtained a superinjunctionContinue reading →
A virtual coconut to the reader who can come up with the smartest caption for this video.
It concerns what turned out toContinue reading →
I’ve always enjoyed Rugby Union World Cups, probably more so than their football counterparts.
In the absence of soap operas regardingContinue reading →
I decided not to comment on the biggest football story of the last seven days until the weekend was over, just to make sure that it actually was.
[Editorial Note: For cricket and other people whoContinue reading →
The goalkeeper is probably the most under-valued player in professional football, perhaps because the signing of a new wide player or centre forward is always more likely to attract the excitement of supporters in the summer, sellingContinue reading →
The 22 year-old winner of the US Open, Rory McIllroy, appeared on Ulster TV when he was 9 years old, to demonstrate how he practiced. There’sContinue reading →
As Sepp Blatter put it:
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Here’s a list of football teams that all have a few things in common. Liverpool, Everton, Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers, Millwall, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Rangers, Celtic, Dundee United, Hearts, Hibs,Continue reading →
I’ve nothing whatsoever against Luton Town, and in fact had a certain fondness for them as my early years of watching football coincided with the end of their periodContinue reading →
One of the perceived problems in modern boxing that causes irritation to many fans of the sport is the failure of the best to meet each other when it matters. The on-off Pacquaio vs Mayweather fight is theContinue reading →