Off The Ball

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”

You perhaps would not expect the Fijian National Rugby Team to be massive fans of Benjamin Franklin, but it would appear that they have taken to heart one of his more famous phrases: “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” This comes after news of...

World’s worst team wins match

Bhutan, a tiny nation of 750,000 nestled between the cloud-topped peaks of the Himalayas, is best known for it’s government policy of measuring Gross National Happiness. It is perhaps unsurprising, therefore, that for those hardened by the...

Champions of America and Nowhere Else?

This week in Off The Ball, Sports writer Charles Nurick pokes fun at the self-absorbed nature of the NFL and its illogical decision to crown the Super Bowl winners with the title of ‘World Champions’. “World”. It’s a funny old word isn’t...

FA horsing around with latest money-making scheme

This week in Off The Ball, Sports Editor Gurjot Thind pokes fun at the FA’s decision to ruin the Wembley pitch in order to gain much needed funds.  In a shock statement today, FA Chairman Greg Dyke announced that Wembley Stadium would host a...

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