Listen to the Sound of Silence.

Listen to the Sound of Silence.

Sport tends to overestimate its appeal, and takes the loyalty of its customer/fan too much for granted. Like under-appreciating your lover, that may turn out to be costly. One day he/she may not be there. Many people, certainly lyricists, and probably all artists,...
Follow the Via Crucis.

Follow the Via Crucis.

One day there may be another book. A proper love-of-football one this time, with the right title. Follow the Via Crucis. Every journalist who writes about Italian football, and there are good ones, is at a disadvantage if he/she hasn’t yet visited the Via Crucis. The...
Rory Mcllroy is Rodrigo Mendoza.

Rory Mcllroy is Rodrigo Mendoza.

He looked devastated. Hunched over a table, feeling the intense pain of, yet again, just not getting there. Grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory.  Turning, shoulders slumped, walking away.   For those who have both predicted, and somewhat enjoyed, Rory...
Prioritising Quotas over Excellence is Wrong.

Prioritising Quotas over Excellence is Wrong.

  Full disclosure: I’ve never been convinced by positive discrimination, quotas, and the rest. I worked in South Africa long enough to see the nonsense of Black Economic Empowerment. Basically a racket for the insiders who came to power. We are all children of...
Soccer’s Siren Song

Soccer’s Siren Song

Never before have we seen big finance and PE work so hard to invest in sport, which in Europe is dominated by soccer. Everything else just makes up the summer months every second year. 😉 The reasons are many, but let’s just list a few: Arbitrage in the...