Two red corners on very different paths

Easter Saturday, 1993. The talented but luckless David Hirst gives Sheffield Wednesday a very early lead at Old Trafford. On a day that, if Manchester United won, they would virtually have one hand on their first League title in over … Continue reading Two red corners on very different paths

Disappointment is best gauged by expectation

Repetition is one of the greatest foibles in this occupation. Balancing such thoughts is a sense that if a point retains relevance it’s worth another gallop. In some cases, though, points lose their punchline – if they ever had one – in a situation when they are the sole explanation and/or defence in a given situation. The continuing dominance of the Dublin footballers in GAA is, in some quarters at least, continually written off to the financial advantages those in the capital enjoy over their suitors. Apart from the fact the whole debate is getting extremely old – it is … Continue reading Disappointment is best gauged by expectation