In treating football players as thick overpaid yobbos who don’t know what a woman looks like, let alone what she feels, Camilla Long goes slightly over the thin line dividing misogyny and normal behaviour. Yes, most footballers are obsessed by money and good looks–not necessarily in that order–and are ready to leave politics and good […]
A.S. Saint-Etienne: Les Fantômes du Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Que s’est-il passé depuis mon départ de Saint-Étienne, il y a vingt-quatre ans? Un quart de siècle depuis mes dernières palpitations, yeux fixés sur le chronomètre de l’autre côté du stade mythique surnommé « Le Chaudron. » Et pourtant, aux fins fonds de mon esprit, je sais ce qui se passe dans l’enceinte du stade: le temps reste […]
Party Time At Number Ten
How I longed for today to arrive. The invitation that lay dormant on my mantelpiece was coming to life at 7.00 pm. I held it tight and read it again: Yours Truly had been invited to Boris Johnson’s (BoJo from now on) garden stroke office party. Come on BoJo! Pull the other one – […]
Has My Blog Served Its Purpose?
This blog was supposed to be a remedy, a palliative treatment to cure a break in my soul – my European soul. In 2016, I had to find something to do to combat the irrefutable madness of the Brexit vote. I felt like an Emile Zola who nobody knew, crying out to the world from […]
Messi Beaucoup, Lionel
If Lionel Messi’s hands were not on his wallet but on his heart, he would have decided to play for Crystal Palace, after leaving Barcelona. Just for a year, free of charge, before retiring to his privately owned piece of land called South America. Why Crystal Palace? Just look at the kits and you’ll get […]
The London Times And Facebook: One And The Same?
The simple answer is, yes because of the comments section. Whether it’s the Times or Facebook, little anonymous nerds point their dirty little fingers at the dusty keyboard and poke you in the eyes with their six-inch-long fingernails. But they forget to pass their brains and collect two hundred credits for coming up with a […]
AstraZenica – Just A Little Prick (Of A Needle)
“Excuse me, young man,” I asked the 23-year-old volunteer who got ready to steady his shaking hands, before opening an AstraZenica vial and insert a rather long-looking needle into my left arm. “You do know it’s my arm you’re jabbing?” And with what, I could have added? “Don’t worry,” he said. “Just a little prick.” […]
How France And England Got Rid Of…Germany
Come on you Frenchies. Don’t cry. Together with the Three Lions from across the channel, you’ve managed to get rid of a team that is so hard to get rid of – the Germans. Who said the love between England and France was lost forever, after Brexit? By winning their first group match, the French […]
Nothing To Do With Brexit – Dutch Can’t Deliver Cardboard Boxes Either
Frustrating, isn’t it? How a tiny little virus gets the better of a cardboard box containing a pair of tennis shoes. The problem is that the sports shop only worked online and there was no possibility for me to drive there, park my car in a non-viral parking space, and collect the parcel whilst wearing […]
Election Fraud, Donald? – My Postal Vote Was Legit!
Donald Trump, what are you moaning about? How can the American presidential election be rigged when I voted for you by post? Yes, me – a British/French citizen living in a country that’s neither British nor French, and certainly not American. Come on Donald, let’s be serious about this. You must count your blessings. How […]