Posted: Oct 07, 2012
'What have you people been doing to enable us win the World Cup in Rio in 2014?'.
Posted: Sep 24, 2012
This week I had settled down to write about the commencement of the new football season in Europe that has been marked by some truly terrific football matches, when I read about the establishment by the International Amateur Athletics Federation, the IAAF, of an Athletics Hall of Fame to honour track and field athletes that had excelled through the decades at the highest levels. It was a welcome development, long overdue. Anything to honour and celebrate men and women that have entertained the world with their talent and skills by extending the limits of human capacity and endurance is most welcome.
A few days ago I returned from my football 'odyssey' in the USA. Right from the airport the atmosphere was pregnant with lamentation. Nigeria had just returned from a barren summer Olympics and the people were very displeased with the poor and almost humiliating results.
Posted: Jul 29, 2012
I am on my way to London to share of what the world believes would be an Olympic games like no other in history. London is pulling out all the stops to exceed even itself.
One week ago I had a serious challenge trying to generate enthusiasm about the on-going Euro 2012 championship before it started. One week later, I am hooked on the championship by the excitement and high level of football without the usual pressure of partisanship.
Posted: Jun 10, 2012
This week it is hard to find anything to lift dampened spirits.
Posted: Jun 06, 2012
This is one of the most difficult articles I have ever written.
Posted: Apr 15, 2012
Many people have asked me what team I support. They often expect me to name any one of several teams in the English Premiership. I dissappoint them with my choice.