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HOW I MISS MATCHDAYS AT THE BRIDGE

How I Miss Matchdays At The Bridge!

Boxing Day 1967 was a Tuesday. Yes, I know, an utterance perhaps worthy of Dustin Hoffman as Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man. But the reason I remember this somewhat random detail is because at 11.30am that morning a lifelong love affair with Chelsea Football Club began on the uncomfortable benches of the west stand at […]

Seb’s 2.6 Challenge

From the Sebastian Coe Foundation : Seb is undertaking the 2.6 Challenge which has been created to help save UK’s charities which have been affected by the postponement of the London Marathon.  The cancellation of the London Marathon and thousands of other fundraising events has left a huge hole in charity income and Seb is […]

JAZZ : THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE

“Jazz music objectifies America, it’s an art form that can give us a painless way of understanding ourselves,” are the opening words in Ken Burns’ ground-breaking documentary about the history of jazz. It is the unique American art form that sprung from the Mississippi Delta and made its way by river and rail to the […]

REVIVE THE LOST ART OF LETTER WRITING

By now – and I’m only guessing here – the New Year resolutions are already being dusted down and cherished only for their irrelevance. The gym membership has been used twice but probably not in the last fortnight, and the alcohol intake post-Christmas may already be nudging pre-holiday levels. The same can probably be said […]

The Olympian: Sebastian Coe on Mark McCormack

Sebastian Coe remembers the most powerful man in sport of his time: founder of IMG, Mark McCormack. [originally published by “Country & Townhouse”] Young and Hungry When a young, Yale-trained lawyer and a fledgeling local golfer shook hands, a commercial gamechanger was born and the most dominant sports marketing agency in the world came into being. Modest varsity […]