Thursday, 6 March 2014

Hodgson's England...Likely Squad For Brazil

Roy Hodgson is a forward thinking manager who has recognised how the game is changing and is working hard to change the mentality of the England team to fit into the new world of football. With high pressing and a real focus on the transition of play between defensive and attacking it is not surprising that the two teams in the Premier League which have most embraced modern continental football are supplying the most players too his squads (Liverpool and the unfashionable Southampton).

With this in mind what will Roy Hodgson's likely squad be for the world cup of 2014? I have taken into account Hodgson's past selection strategies and put together the squad which I believe will be picked by the England manager for Rio.

Please feel free to comment on other players that could be in the mix.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Paul McDonald: Book Review

If you are a fan of comic novels then you will love Surviving Sting by Paul McDonald.

Set in the authors home town of Walsall in the early days of Thatcher it is a fast paced and sometimes painfully funny story of self discovery. Through the fogs of nostalgia McDonald paints a delightful picture of a dystopian estate in the home of UK leather working. The tale has love, sex, fights, a car crash and even a scorpian - what more can you ask for?

Here is my full review of the novel and an introduction to the writer.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Class War Candidate

I am glad to announce on my blog (rather belatedly) that I will be standing as a candidate for Class Wars in the 2015 general election in the West Bromwich West ward.

While I have no illusions that I can achieve victory my decision, as an anarchist, to stand in an organised election stems from the fact that I think we need to gain an official platform to get our voice heard. While we stay outside of the system, and we do with good reason, we are denying ourselves a legitimate platform to get our arguments across and it makes it too easy for the established authorities to silence us and get mainstream media to dismiss us as cranks and hooligans.

By getting ourselves registered as a political party is gives us a platform to stir the debate. I am also hoping to raise class consciousness in an area which is predominantly working class to make people aware of how that are being exploited by a system which promotes inequality, poverty and wage slavery.

My other aim is to stand against the repugnant and offensive fascist parties in the area who managed to secure over 9% of the vote in the last general election.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

We all need a little help writing.

Too much going on?

There is almost nothing worse for a writer than finishing a piece of work, reading it back and then finding it is totally flat.

Luckily for me I recently wrote an article about a number of techniques which can help you improve your writing.