City’s Balotelli escapes unhurt from car crash

Published on April 6, 2012

“Mario has had an accident but he’s fine,” said a spokesman for the Premier League club. “There were no injuries sustained by anyone and it wasn’t his fault”. Click here to read the Reuters article…

St Andrews: The Old Course with the Cousins

Published on January 15, 2012

My journey to St Andrews was not a typical one. I’d played golf most of my life, but for the most part had completely quit when I moved to Europe in 2002. I was in France, and didn’t own a set of clubs, and that didn’t change when I moved to Britain in 2007.

I guess it began that summer. I hadn’t picked up a golf club in years, but …

A funny thing happened on the way to William Hill

Published on January 9, 2012

I never win bets. Seriously, never. Well, hardly ever. I can’t remember anytime I made a bet and the end result was my saying: “Wow. I really cleaned up on that one.” So it was after my team Arsenal lost 4-3 to cellar dwellers Blackburn and then 2-1 to hated rivals Tottenham, that I thought I might have a solution to my various troubles.

As most people know Arsenal’s season …

Golfing on my grandfather’s footsteps

Published on October 31, 2011

I never met my grandfather. He died at the age of 52 from a heart attack when my father was only 15. It’s not something my dad talks about much.

Consequently details about who my grandfather was are limited. I try from time to time to get my dad to tell me more about him, but it usually doesn’t yield many results. Here is what I do know about him: He was …


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