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Zlatan and the Football Autobiography

Critically analyzing or even just reviewing Football  autobiographies is a fool’s errand. The books are done for a quick and easy buck and are written solely to promote the selfish purposes of the subject. 816 more words

Eric Duffy

Book Report: I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I realized it had been tough. It had been hard. The person who was supposed to mean the most to me as a footballer had given me the cold shoulder completely, and that was worse than most stuff I’d been through.

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Planning Restrictions Are Driving Us To Extremes

Almost everyone in the UK agrees that we need to build more houses, indeed many more houses, if we are to provide adequate, and affordable, housing for those who need it.   1,039 more words


To Appreciate Novels, Read Them Like a Professor. Really?

FOR a book with the subtitle, “A Jaunty Exploration of the World’s Favorite Literary Form,” How to Read Novels Like a Professor lives up to its promise, but it does it too earnestly for its own good.  562 more words

Literary Reflections


Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia—and Even Iraq—Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport… 2,234 more words


The Blizzard: Issue Five

Jonathan Wilson (editor), 2012

This issue of The Blizzard was a little bit less exciting than the ones before. A big topic of Issue Five was the world cup bidding process which lead to the decisions for Russia and Qatar but they miss to lift the fog around that topic. 818 more words