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On the road entertainment . .

‘The train was packed and I was wedged between an Italian woman who meditated before playing chess on her iPad, and a large American woman who fidgeted and sighed for the entire 1 3/4 hours.

Arriving in Rome we are heading down the Via Nazionale– a five lane one way road when the traffic is brought to standstill by a 70 ish man dressed in football kit who demonstrated his ability to keep a football in the air by heading it for about 5 minutes! Nobody tooted, shouted or complained.’


close . . . . . but no cigar . ..

American football and Sicilian culture – – mind you there is rugby team in Manchester called Sale Sharks— Sale is a place by the way – -it sounds like they’re purveyors of large aquatic predators . . .


Morality, football, and Camus

‘Everything I learned about morality I learned from the football field.’ The words of Albert Camus, great existentialist writer and amateur goalkeeper……. lucky he didn’t see the World Cup Final………..