Author Archives: Ericle

“Nothing is so much to be feared as fear”

Henry David Thoreau

These words were written by Henry Thoreau in 1851, in his journal entry of September 7th, and are most often regarded as the source of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous ‘Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself’ … Read more...

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EURO 2020: The Mourning After The Night Before

In the immediate aftermath of The Final, I texted the following to my footballing friends:

Southgate was a statue at the key moments of the game and, when he did act, he made some poor calls. The team that Read more...

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EURO 2020: The Final Countdown

England has made it through to a Major Tournament Final for the first time since 1966. The Ericle has tried to offer an objective perspective of Euro 2020. All that has now gone out of the window and Read more...

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EURO 2020: It’s Coming Home

Europa 2020 has become an England-based tournament with the 2 Semi-Finals & The Final taking place in Wembley.

And now there are 4:

DENMARK: After gaining their place in the Semi-Final, a Danish fan posted this most amusing tweet: “… Read more...

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EURO 2020: No Quarter Given

The Group Of Death lived up to its name and not one of the teams in it, made it through. The Ericle had tipped a couple of surprises in the Round of 16 but, never, for a single moment, did … Read more...

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EUROPA 2020: Now it get’s real.

My Uncle Benny, when a football match reached its critical stage, used to rub his hands together and gleefully declare: “Jetzt geht’s um die Wurst”. (Now, it’s about the sausage). Euro 2020, as the delayed tournament is still called, … Read more...

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Is Southgate, Parker in disguise?

This post may be of little interest to those who don’t follow sport in general or football, (‘soccer’ to The Cousins), in particular. But then again, perhaps not…

Scott Parker
Gareth Southgate

Paul Merson – the ex-Arsenal footballer, now pundit Read more...

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A letter to The Editor

As my Faithful Reader from Battersea is prone to draw to my attention, it is not unknown for The Ericle to contain spelling mistakes, grammar errors and peregrinations of the ‘Eats, shoots and leaves’ variety. I am thus increasingly dismayed … Read more...

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Even The President of the United States has to stand naked.

Mazeltov to Bob on his 80th

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the President of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand
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When Barnet manager let the side down? (3,4,3)

1. When Barnet manager let the side down? (3,4,3)

Like most of late, having time on my hands, The Ericle has spent even more time online. One of my virtual occupations has been taking courses offered by the U3A, (… Read more...

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