Tag: World Cup

Sport

Two More Years of Hurt Await

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner must love the fact that ‘Three Lions: Its Coming Home’ will continue to make the charts every two years for the rest of their lives. Yet, to me, it always seems out of place. After all, the song is all about winning. Something that, sadly, England very rarely does. On…

Music

Best of 2018

Best album: Foxing – Nearer My God Less than four hours before Nearer My God dropped, I was chatting to Foxing frontman Conor Murphy; he was bricking it. The album is a delve into apocalyptic paranoia completely unlike anything that the St Louis indie outfit had done before. Opening the show with Grand Paradise, the…

Sport

World Cup round-up: the thrills, surprises, and healthy dose of VAR controversy

In a World Cup initially mired by talk of Putin-centric international politics and yet another bout of British pessimism, Russia 2018’s group stage has reminded everyone that there’s no greater tonic than the beautiful game. There’s been thrills, surprises, a healthy dose of VAR controversy (my two cents: VAR is brilliant, and it’s up to…

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