inside the mind of Andy Murray

Andy Murray’s hopes of lifting his first major were thwarted by defeat yesterday in the last 16 of the US Open to Croat, Marin Cilic. I like Andy Murray. I don’t think he’s a dour individual. I think he’s a very talented tennis player who is focused and determined. I admire the fact he coped with being sent to live in Spain at the age of 15 to improve his tennis....

September 9, 2009

sports bars of Europe

The latest update in this occasional and very popular series. I am currently working in the delightful city of Bern, near Switzerland. I have been here a couple of times before and last April I watched United beat Barcelona 1-0 in the Champions League semi-final thanks to a great goal from Paul Scholes. Unusually for me, I watched that game with a colleague. Unfortunately for him, I don’t think I was very good company....

March 5, 2009

BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

…has been cancelled due to lack of interest and sporting personalities. Even UK students couldn’t be bothered to mount their annual, oh so amusing, campaign for Beth Tweddle.

December 8, 2006