The quality of a team is always hard to rate when it comes to the Allianz Leagues. Play too well and you could be considered to be peaking too soon, play badly and your performances would be written off, as you are clearly timing your peak for the championship. The latter was evident in the discussion on Dublin last year as Dessie Farrell was praised for focusing on the much … [Read more...] about Are Mayo & Derry peaking too soon?
Another Batman Film? Yes Please.
Another Batman film? You must be joking. This reviewer has it on good authority that this is the seventeenth Batman film, including one involving Lego apparently. How far can you stretch the story of an orphaned multi-millionaire who fights crime? Maybe if Bruce Wayne invested his fortune in social programs, this franchise would’ve been done long ago. The trick with The … [Read more...] about Another Batman Film? Yes Please.
Opinion: African Football Takes its’ place on the global stage
The 2021 African Cup of Nations (January to February of 2022) marked a new chapter in the story of the beautiful game in the world’s second largest continent. The most recent edition of the biennial footballing feast served up some wonderful moments and showcased some of the world’s best players. The tournament was available to viewers in 150 countries all over the globe and … [Read more...] about Opinion: African Football Takes its’ place on the global stage
The Duke review – I am you, and you are me
Sometimes it feels like the common man doesn’t get a fair crack of the whip. However true that might be these days, it was most definitely the case in the 1960s when Newcastle native Kempton Bunton confessed to stealing Francisco Goya’s Portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Bunton’s story is one of the underdog variety and is excellently … [Read more...] about The Duke review – I am you, and you are me
Ants From Up There by Black Country, New Road; A Pop Masterpiece.
On February 4 of this year, English post-rock ensemble Black Country, New Road (BCNR) released their sophomore album Ants From Up There. Four days earlier, lead singer Isaac Wood announced his departure from the band, citing mental health issues. Wood released a statement, “Hello everyone, I have bad news which is that I have been feeling sad and afraid too. And I have tried to … [Read more...] about Ants From Up There by Black Country, New Road; A Pop Masterpiece.