For over 100 days, Ferguson has been on a knife edge, awaiting the verdict from the Grand Jury. As it happens Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson will not be indicted nor will he be charged for the teenager’s death. We prepared ourselves for this outcome yet when it arrived, I still felt a deep sadness. […]Read more "The Fallacy of ‘Black on Black’ Crime"
I must have been a mere ten year-old lad when I first heard Craig David’s Rewind and from the first listen I knew that he was a talented artist. It was Christmas of 1999 and the world was going crazy about the Millennium and the pending bug that was going to affect every computer. Meanwhile, […]Read more "Why We Don’t Deserve Someone Like Craig David Again"
The tale Wojciech Szczesny’s rise to prominence is one of intrigue, fulfilling potential and maybe most of all, fortune. I’ll get to the fortune part later but the very first thing that struck me about Szczesny was his unnerving self-confidence. Let’s not forget he made his Premier League debut, as a 20 year old, against […]Read more "The Curious Case of Wojciech Szczęsny"
R&B has been revolutionised in recent years, in fact the very template seems to have ripped to shreds and those that have reinvented it aren’t the labels; it is the artists themselves. The latter half of the last decade seemed to disappoint with R&B deciding to groove to the sound of dance. We were blessed […]Read more "BANKS Rewriting The Template"
“I saw a headline saying Arsenal are flying the flag for Britain, I kind of wondered where that British involvement actually was when I looked at their team. It’s important that top clubs don’t lose sight of the fact that it’s the English Premier League and English players should be involved.” “Foreign players have been […]Read more "Le X Word"
by Blake Valentine So I was on Twitter earlier, minding my business, and out of the blue, I was challenged by @bazeeway to a duel. We put £50 each on predicting the order of the final Premier League table of this season. No-one in their right mind believes that either of us will get it […]Read more "The Barclays Premier League 2013/14: A Prophecy"
by Blake Valentine So I’m just there chilling, minding my business, commuting. Headphones in. A playlist titled “Muad” is playing; a compilation of my favourite ~20 songs for that fortnight to month period. See, I’m fickle. That playlist changes quite regularly; every 2-4 weeks to maximise my enjoyment and to totally qualify the title. Anyway, a […]Read more "A Cry For Help"
By Calum Jacobs Recently, Diane Abbott said something that was both accurate and perceptive. Speaking to the Guardian she asserted that Britain was facing ‘a crisis of masculinity’. Where consumerism had replaced earning, providing and belonging for many men, giving rise to a culture of “hypermasculinity” – a culture that exaggerates what are perceived as manly […]Read more "The Gym Generation and Hypermasculinity"
by Blake Valentine Belgium’s emergence in the world of football has not gone unnoticed. You don’t get props anymore for saying “they’re a good team you know, check their squad”. That ship sailed in 2012. I’d even go as far as to say that they aren’t dark horses for the World Cup in Brazil anymore…more […]Read more "Why Belgium Won’t Win The World Cup"