Monthly Archives: February 2005

Keep it Boring Sven

Another week, another turgid England friendly with a scratch team grinding out an uninspiring 0-0 draw against Holland. Still – maybe turgid is good. The once great Red Devils, Belgium’s national football team, were beaten 4-0 in a friendly match … Continue reading

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Welsh Rugby Fan Cuts Off Testicles After Win

LONDON (Reuters) – A Welsh rugby fan cut off his own testicles to celebrate Wales beating England at rugby, the Daily Mirror has reported. Geoff Huish, 26, was so convinced England would win Saturday’s match he told fellow drinkers at … Continue reading

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A quick update on my attempt to give up smoking. I fell off the wagon in fairly spectacular fashion on Saturday. I had my first cigarette approaching half time, with the score at Wales 8 – 6 England . By … Continue reading

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In 1997, the tawdry Tory world of my youth was overthrown. I was exultant for a time. While New Labour’s policies weren’t always as radical as I’d have liked them to be, my job close to government and politics made … Continue reading

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