Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ireland and Northern Ireland: a Brief History

  Following the coverage and commemorations  of the 1916 Easter Rising, I thought it worth going back and re-reading exactly what went on in Ireland at the start of the 20th century, a period whose effects are still in effect … Continue reading

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Barabbas

I’ve been thinking a bit about Barabbas this week (albeit somewhat disjointedly), and I thought I’d share my thinking here. Mark 15: Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. And among the … Continue reading

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The 40 point plan

Since the Premier League moved to 20 teams, the conventional wisdom is that 40 points is enough for survival in that division. I thought it was worth a quick look to see if this was true. I have taken the … Continue reading

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Summer of 2000

All football tournaments are memorable in their own ways, but to this day, I think Euro 2000, held in Belgium and the Netherlands, will take some toppling as the greatest tournament of all time. Qualifying Northern Ireland had a tough … Continue reading

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