March 20, 2009
Mick has yet to fill out a bio.
I've written an article about Hillsborough for the 21st anniversary (yesterday now). Hope you don't mind me posting this to your wall, I just wan't to share it with people so they can give it a read, comment, and pay their respects. It's not a big report, just my tribute to the 96.
It's a tiny bit late as it took longer than expected to write it, but my review of 2009 is finally here! Last year's one won the AOTD award and hopefully I've done enough on this one to equal that feat, but I'll leave you to be the judge of that!
With 25 great moments from 12 different sports, and with everyone from Barcelona to France, the Yankees to the Lakers, and Usain Bolt to Tiger Woods there is something for everyone in this slideshow, plus a ranked top ten as the final slide!
If you get a chance would you mind checking it out? Cheers!
It's that time of year again! Time to vote for your B/R World Football Writer of the Year. A final shortlist of 10 has been devised with great difficulty, and now you can vote for who you think deserves the accolade! Let the voting commence!
If you haven't seen it already, I have written the first of many "decade in review" pieces, and this one looks at Liverpool's top 15 matches of the noughties. Have a look and see what you think, you might be surprised at what ISN'T number one!
Thanks for the comment Mick, I will try to get back to it tomorrow at some point.
Usain Bolt has left the world speechless again, but how does his Berlin performance compare to that of Jesse Owens 73 years earlier? Have a look, comment, and rate if you have the time!
Hope all is well with you buddy,
As you should know by now, I am a massive fan of your opinion and your work, I think you are going to be one of the best Liverpool writers around, which is why I want to recruit you to my website before you become massive.
Your not expected to churn out a ton of work, just contribute whenever you can, you can just blog your opinion or provide proper article based journalism.
I honestly consider you and David Gore to be the two very best writers here on the Liverpool commuinity on b/r and to have you contribute to my site would be a fantastic coup.
I sincerly hope you consider this offer, even if you only give us an article a fortnight, that would still be a valuable positive for the site.
As you can see its still in its very early stages, but I believe a few of us can make something of the website, Im aiming to promote it as a website centered around a handful of elite liverpool journalists and hopefully thats where we can differ from the rest slightly.
Let me know what you think buddy, and I complety understand if you dont have the time, or feel its worth you contributing to the site.
Are you about Mick?
Theres something i want to ask you mate,
I agree. Money has corrupted and is corrupting the game to the point where it's almost a business first, and a game second.
I still believe in the purity of the game though. The emotions and stories that football can conjure is something that money can never erase. It will continue to reward the big clubs and corrupt money-seeking players, but like I said, for me, it's what happens on the pitch that really matters.
That's why I've long since abandoned following the majority of football stories away from the pitch i.e transfer rumours etc. I only pay attention when something's confirmed. I'm a purist, really. I feel like I know and understand what happens on the pitch. The politics outside of it—I don't even want to understand it. You know what I mean?
The money and business side of it all is peripheral, to be honest. What happens on the pitch is what matters above all to me. The football that is played, and the quality of it. I wouldn't give it up just because of the politics mate.
I rate Johnson. He's a good defender technically. Should be achieving more. Needs to shine at a big club.
Be funny to see how he reacts when Ronaldo does move.
Would love to watch a game with you and Jamie one day. Are you in the UK?
Thanks for the link.
You keeping ok?