Criticism of Gareth Southgate intensified after he named four right-backs in his squad. This negativity is misplaced. Southgate’s England squad are primed for glory.
With my Open University studies over for another year, I thought I’d share some advice on how to minimise stress levels ahead of the big assignments.
I haven't done a writing update for a while, and I have a big week up ahead with regards my writing and my degree, so I thought this was a good time for one. Hopefully it’ll help minimise my stress over the next eight days.
I’ve just finished re-reading this classic story, which came out in 2003. When I first read it, it became one of my all-time favourites. My second reading of it has only deepened my love for such a remarkable book.
Just three weeks short of his first birthday, our Svennypoo has killed his first bird, causing some mixed emotions. At least I’ve discovered how mobile phones are the best way to read books in the modern world.
Earlier today, I got down on bended knee and requested permission to spend the rest of my life with the woman of my dreams. It is the highest honour bestowed upon me that my proposal was accepted.
An epic clash at Anfield ends with Newcastle striking a blow for all of football, while Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool end the week embarrassed and exposed, both off and on the pitch.
I've had a chance to watch a bit more television than usual recently. Here are my reviews of You, Manhunt: Unabomber, Behind Her Eyes, the Queen's Gambit and Peaky Blinders.
While the world was focused on WrestleMania, a far more prestigious event was taking place: Krazy Krusher versus Captain Chaos for the Circle Pit Championship. Here, we have a rundown of the contestants, as well as exclusive video footage of their titanic battle.
Sven put us through the ringer on Sunday, going missing for hours without having touched his breakfast, and leaving no clue of his whereabouts. While the special boy stressed us all out, the Newcastle players did their best to ease the tension with a simply wonderful performance.
Chapter Fourteen: The Twins Drop Mentos In Diet Coke (With Video), How The Internet Sucks, The Outstanding Efforts Of Darren Todd and Jamie Carragher’s Strange Critique Of Alan Shearer
In this entry, I share a video we made with the kids where they dropped Mentos in Diet Coke. I then talk about the frustration of the modern internet, before highlighting a friend who has gone above and beyond this last year, then finishing by dismantling Carragher's argument that Aguero is better than Shearer.
This latest journal entry talks about the structure of my writing and some possibilities for the future. It touches on therapeutic societies and whether they are a good or bad thing, before discussing my lockdown fatigue. Finally, there are some short reviews of films I've seen recently.
This latest journal entry covers the return to writing of one of the great Cumbrian writers, Les Floyd, who made his comeback this week, after three years away, by publishing an early contender for blog of the year.
Chapter Eleven: Moving Back To Mam's House, Sven's Holiday, Our Lad Stands Up To A Bully and Pez's Miracle Cat
This latest journal entry talks about the experience of returning to live at my mother's house, only this time, with a family in tow. It also discusses special boy Sven's holiday at Furry Tails cattery, how my partner's son finally fought back against his bully, and the wonderful tale of Pez's miracle cat, finally found after two years.
Chapter Ten: Glenn Roeder Tribute, Darts Tips for 2021, Newcastle's Injury Crisis and Something Nice That Happened Today
This latest journal entry pays tribute to Glenn Roeder, the former Newcastle player and manager. I also name five darts players I think will shine this year, comment on how Newcastle's injury crisis should be seen as an opportunity, and finish with a nice story that made me smile.