It was fifty-seven years ago. But I still remember the day I was ABUsed by a priest.

  Have you ever heard of someone being called an ABU? An ABU is a person who hates Manchester United and wants every competition to be won by Anyone But United. ABU. Well, when I turned on the television this morning in the vain hope of some live rugby, I was reminded that, 57 years … Continue reading It was fifty-seven years ago. But I still remember the day I was ABUsed by a priest.

How much time do today’s soccer players spend practising their dives and pretending to be injured?

How much time do professional football players spend practising their diving and feigning injury? I watch a lot of rugby. Eighteen stone men crashing into each other at full speed. Guys and girls in full flight, brought down by a tackle or a hand trip. The occasional bang of an elbow or a shoulder resulting … Continue reading How much time do today’s soccer players spend practising their dives and pretending to be injured?

How one week’s pay could save Bury FC from going under

YOU might wonder why a Dubliner and a rugby fanatic would follow an English club like Bury FC. Indeed, they only club I ever followed on the football front was Manchester United having fallen in love with the team of Law, Best and Charlton. So Bury FC?Well, if you’d known my colleague Paul Thomas, you’d … Continue reading How one week’s pay could save Bury FC from going under