1. Watching the Haye Fight in an Irish Bar, in Kilburn

    The Corrib Rest in Kilburn, North West London is a large bar situated in an area with the biggest Irish population in London...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about over 5 years ago 359 reads 3 comments

  2. An Introduction To David Haye for American Fight Fans

    Earlier this year Ken Buchanan, the great Scottish ex WBC lightweight champion, made press headlines, when he stated a desire to return to the ring at the age of 63...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about over 5 years ago 764 reads 1 comments

  3. On the Trouble in the Chelsea End: Blame the Football Association

    The 2009 FA Cup final at the new Wembley Stadium, Chelsea v Everton; witness the scene. Twenty-six seconds in, Louis Saha swivels on the edge of the area, strikes the ball. He beats Petr Cech on the near post and GOAL...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about over 5 years ago 1,380 reads 5 comments

  4. Is Alex Ferguson Still Looking for Eric?

    The 2009 Champions League final between Manchester United and FC Barcelona, and United’s eventual, comprehensive defeat, posed interesting questions of a tactical nature about the psychological mindset of their manager Alex Ferguson...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about almost 6 years ago 865 reads 0 comments

  5. Viva Messi, Viva Xavi, Viva Iniesta; Viva Barca

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    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about almost 6 years ago 1,388 reads 3 comments

  6. A Football Story From Back In The Day-Carlos

    In the early 1980s, when black footballers were just coming through in the game, Carlos was one of two black players at Birmingham City. Both of them were forwards, but Carlos was a winger...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about almost 6 years ago 546 reads 8 comments

  7. In Homage to Bald Footballers

    Yesterday, to mark the occasion of his sixteenth birthday, I took my six foot six inch son shopping in London’s Oxford Street. Whilst doing so I came across a rather disturbing phenomenon...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about almost 6 years ago 1,908 reads 2 comments

  8. The English Football Hooligan Is Alive And Doing Very Well, Thank You

    It is commonly accepted that the English are the founders of the modern game of association football or soccer. In 1863 in a London tavern, representatives met and formulated the rules and regulations ...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about almost 6 years ago 3,998 reads 21 comments

  9. The Misconception About Mixed Martial Arts

    With the announcement that Lyoto Machida is to face Rashad Evans at UFC 98 for the light-heavyweight title, I think it is time to address some of the mythology surrounding the sport of MMA, and Lyoto Machida in particular...

    Duncan MacDowall Written by Duncan MacDowall about almost 6 years ago 282 reads 11 comments