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Fergie's Toxic Legacy

Like many people on Tuesday night, I couldn’t quite believe what I was witnessing. It was not just the defeat of Manchester United, but it was the total collapse of everything that they once represented. 1,446 more words

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The Corporate Future of the Beautiful Game

“These training camps in the modern game are decided for commercial reasons and because of the extent of popularity of the club.” This is what Arsene Wenger had to say recently when he was asked about Arsenal’s pre-season trip to the United States. 1,781 more words

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Black Gold: US Foreign Policy and It's Relationship With Oil

I remember talking to some Syrian officials whilst I was in the Turkmen mountains. They were asking me why nobody was doing anything about the situation that was unfolding in their country. 1,675 more words

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Exposure Or Payment

I am eight months into this writing malarkey now and things are progressing steadily. With regular columns in the leading UK tattoo magazine, submissions to numerous other sites, and features on… 840 more words

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Why I Am Against CCTV For Slaughterhouses

Animal Aid, PETA and the RSPCA are just a few of the groups that are campaigning for CCTV to be mandatory in animal slaughterhouses in the UK. 1,407 more words

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"Our First Valentines Together"

I go over in my head
Some things that you said
When we were young and happy in love
I feel disdain
When I reflect on the pain… 324 more words

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Ain't No Rest For The Wicked

The problem with time is that there is simply not enough of it. I know this scarcity should make us feel grateful for what we have got, but in all honesty I am greedy. 989 more words

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