British Values: Ebenezer Cobb Morley and the Laws of the Game

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Most people, other than the historically uneducated, will have heard of the first two names in my series, even if they don’t necessarily associate them with the same topics that I have. But today’s source of British values is far more obscure. And yet his influence is, arguably, far more widespread. Ebenezer Cobb Morley was, …

I blame John Terry

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So, England are out of the World Cup. Never mind the dodgy linesman’s decision which wrongly ruled out Frank Lampard’s goal. The fact is, the team just weren’t good enough anyway. So, what went wrong? I blame John Terry. No, really. Hear me out. England breezed through qualification. They didn’t become a bad team, and …

Unofficial world champions

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Since today is the first day during the 2006 World Cup on which there is no football, today’s website is a football-related one to help those suffering from withdrawal symptoms. The Unofficial Football World Championship is contested in a simple boxing-style title system. Winners of title matches become title holders, and move up the rankings. …

Poetry in, er, motion

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Today’s website is one that mixes high art with low sport. Football Poets is a website of, well, poems about football. Love it!

World Cup – Not!

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I promised I’d try to avoid doing too many football-related websites during the World Cup. So, to start with, here’s one for the anti-cup brigade. The World Cup Widows Club is a site set up by a bunch of women (mostly) who are fed up with their blokes watching football all the time. How unsporting …