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Football, circle of life

roger mitchell | 8 June 2021

This weekend, in Rome, Euro21 kicks off. It’s the first time a major tournament has been hosted in the Bel Pease since the iconic Italia90.  Big tournaments, the big games, are marker poles for most guys. Like the classic albums. The soundtrack of our lives. A timestamp of our fandom.  That very tournament, for many […]

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Episode: 24, Season 4 - the Big Interview with Chris Cairns

Hosts: Roger Mitchell - Giles Morgan | Guest/s: Chris Cairns

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns joins the Pumpjack Dataworks Big Interview this month.  Chris shares his perspective on the highs and lows of being a professional sportsman and how he is now facing the greatest challenge of all, as he seeks to recover from  an aortic dissection and spinal stroke.  The courage and positivity Chris is showing in the face of this setback is awe inspiring.  This is a show not to miss.

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Today, much of what sport has always meant to true fans, has been lost in a blizzard of corporate communications, fireworks and froth. As a result, the attachments, that were once so strong, seem more trivial in the global age of televised sport as entertainment. What was once authentic, is increasingly staged. In this podcast, we'll get back to the things that sport has always meant to true fans.