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Why do I get so excited when Andy Murray wins at tennis?  An accident of birth means that he was born less than 20 miles from me, so does his success somehow validate me, and other Scots?  I may actually have more in common with other sportsmen and women, but location of origin is usually...
We will all have witnessed the spectacular events of the 30th Olympic Games, over the past 17 days, from the outrageously lavish and theatrical opening event, to the jumble of imagery (from amazing to banal) in last night’s closing ceremony.  No-one can deny the outstanding success of this Olympics, on almost every level. I believe...
“Do you know what I mean? D’ya get me? Know what I’m saying?”  Confidence comes from knowing that others understand us. So much so that we use countless phrases every day to check that we are being properly understood, and not misinterpreted.  Even those with a vast command of English, and the ability to employ...
Some 28 years ago (when I was 18), and in the same building as my current office, I experienced my very first job in sales.  This telesales role was selling advertising in the in-house magazines and diaries of police and fire federations and associations.  This was all very new to me, and the office had...
OK, so it seems like the English FA are embarking upon an extensive and far-reaching search for a successor to Fabio Capello (hat in Italian), before offering the job to Harry Rednapp.  Almost everyone agrees that the outcome is a foregone conclusion, so why bother going to extraordinary lengths, and expense, to arrive at the...