It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out the problems

Einstein reckoned that repeatedly doing the same thing and expecting different results was “The definition of insanity”. The latter might have been a fairly strong adjective to deploy, but banging your head continually off a stone wall hardly wafts of intelligence either. Sport seems to have recently been littered with situations of this ilk and in most cases it wouldn’t take a genius to figure out the problems. Continue reading “It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out the problems”

It was eerily akin to being back at school

“Inspection” – It’s up there with words like “examination”, “assessment” and “interview” in terms of provoking trepidation. Think about it, even when it comes to sport, mention of inspections implies, when used in one way, that events may not go ahead. Use of the term at other times, however, leads to the suspicion that all may not be above board. Now read on… Continue reading “It was eerily akin to being back at school”

Recalling poignant memories whilst making new ones

Basing your game plan for life on an old saying may not be a common or wise thing to do. However, if it’s a point which retains credence then surely it is worth sticking by. That said, even if the road does veer in what turns out to be a pleasant direction, any deviation from the original intention may still stir mixed emotions. Now read on… Continue reading “Recalling poignant memories whilst making new ones”

Sticking to the bones of tradition!

The chorus of the Hank Williams Jnr. hit Family Tradition goes as follows: “Don’t ask me Hank why do you drink, why do you roll smoke, why do you live out the songs that you wrote? …I said leave me alone, singing all night long, it’s a family tradition”. Inference being – to me at least – that there’s often no explanation for the traditions which exist within familial circles. Continue reading “Sticking to the bones of tradition!”