Category Archives: Sport

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...

Posted in Football, Sport | Tagged | Leave a comment

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...

Posted in Football, Sport | Tagged | Leave a comment

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...

Posted in Football, Sport | Tagged | Leave a comment

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...

Posted in Football, Sport | Leave a comment

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...

Posted in Football, Opinion, Sport | Tagged | Leave a comment

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...

Posted in Football, Sport | 7 Comments

My ‘2021 in 2021’. MARCH: ‘Warm & Cold’

METRICS

CYCLED: 355 Miles REMAINING: 1666 Miles

MARCH MILES: 145 Miles

Raised so far: £952 (21 Supporters) To reach target: £1069

FOLLOWhere  DONATEhere

A pleasing month, in which I … Read more...

Posted in Autobiographical, Sport | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My ‘2021 in 2021’: FEBRUARY

METRICS

CYCLED: 210 Miles REMAINING: 1811 Miles

FEBRUARY MILES: 71 Miles

Raised so far: £861 (21 Supporters) To reach target: £1160

FOLLOW: here DONATE: here

Not a great cycling month. I am 120 miles behind target. A great deal of … Read more...

Posted in Autobiographical, Sport | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My ‘2021 in 2021’ Challenge

Cycling In A Pandemic

Aug. 2020: Hampton Court
(En route to The New Forest)

Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to
Read more...

Posted in Autobiographical, Sport | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

2018 WORLD CUP: The Ericle’s Round-By-Round Review

FINAL

b5e374a5e92346e5bcfa4417407ebc13_18

VIVE LA FRANCE!

FRANCE was the best team at the 2018 World Cup Finals and is the worthy winner. Bravo !

Russia’s World Cup was a sumptuous footballing feast – a global tournament that more than did justice to … Read more...

Posted in Football, International, Sport | Tagged , , | 1 Comment