City Will Have To Be United For Once

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let us leave the murky  politics and dubious finances out of this, and concentrate on what really matters – you, the Manchester City supporter. It is you who pays on a weekly basis, to watch and support players who earn more in a week that you will earn in a lifetime. We can take it […]

Reflections (1) – Gazing Into A Mirror

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sitting opposite you, I have the unnerving impression of gazing into a mirror, Where the reflection of my face is conspicuously absent. We are so obviously different, you and I. But at the same time, we are mirror images. We have, dare I say, the same differences. We run away from the shadows belonging to […]

City Past And Present – Hello Or Hola?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This may be a controversial post for some, an unreadable one for others. Insults may fly out of Facebook. But don’t worry, I’m tough and, in any case, my present involvement in Facebook is very limited so that the chances are, I won’t read your comment anyway. I found it interesting to compare yesterday’s City […]

Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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Reading Time: 7 minutes On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]

Brexit – Turning A Blind Eye To The Blind

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The message to come out from the UK general election is loud and clear. Parliament has passed the withdrawal agreement and Brexit will happen on 31 January. Three and a half years of bickering and both the UK and the EU will leave the divorce courtroom and go their separate ways. Never mind about the […]