Ett litet men tufft gäng reportage

Sommaren 2013 kommer i mitt huvud alltid att vara stämplad som tiden då jag och staden Göteborg begravde vår 26 år gamla beef en gång för alla. Tre besök i Sveriges största småstad har det blivit, två renrakade business trips och en mer nöjesinriktad – även om kopplingen mellan dem är tydlig då samtliga handlade … Continue reading

Interview: Barry Glendenning

The Guardian sports journalist Barry Glendenning, 38, has just bought a pint in an “old-man shithole pub”, a.k.a his “Brixton office”. He’s talking about moving to London from Ireland 12 years ago. “Sorry, have we started the interview now? Yes? Okay, I’ll just give you a quick history and you can take what you want … Continue reading

Från 1906 till 2011: Är hjärtat en fotbollsspelares största rival?

27 oktober 1906. 15 minuter in i andra halvlek av matchen mellan Leeds City och Burnley FC känner Leeds forward David ”Soldier” Wilson av en tung smärta i bröstet. Snabbt lämnade engelsmannen planen för omklädningsrummet. Efter följde en oroad poliskonstapel. Han möttes av en syn där Wilson låg liggandes på golvet i svåra krämpor, och … Continue reading

Iran threatens to boycott the Olympics – “It’s their loss”

In its pink, yellow and turquoise Lego looking figures, few logos have stirred up a fuss similar to the one of the London 2012 Olympics. While some claim that the logo, which was revealed in 2007, looks as if the designers were experimenting with magic mushrooms and swastikas, others see cartoon TV character Lisa Simpson … Continue reading

Looking forward to London 2012

It’s been almost 14 years since the UK enjoyed their last major sports event – the Euro Cup 1996 – and today (2010-01-29) we’re two and a half years away from the next one – the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In 2005, on July 6, London’s bid was elected to host the 2012 Olympics, … Continue reading

The Star Wars of the Premier League

They started off in a ferocious manner, taking on the Star Wars of the Premier League as if it was just another stride down the street. A goal difference of 21-1 after five games told a story everyone thought they had already heard – Chelsea are the winners of the 2010-11 Premiership. Eight games further … Continue reading

Why Arsenal Needs To Sack Arsene Wenger

(From November 2010) 27 million. That’s how many reasons there are for Arsenal FC to give Arsene Wenger the boot. 27 million. That’s the number of Gunner fans all over the world who year after year have to live without a chance of winning a title bigger than the Carling Cup. 27 million. That’s as … Continue reading