The Case of College Congestion

During the final year of my degree, I became seriously disillusioned with the university environment. A feeling of dread began to grip me on my walk into campus because I knew that swarms of rowdy, disinterested students would inevitably block the main concourse, making it extra difficult to get into lecture halls and class rooms. That temporary impediment wasn’t the […]

Nigel Dodds and "Injustice"

If the debate surrounding FIFA eligibility rules in Ireland didn’t exist, I’d probably have very little else to write about, but the topic rears its head time and time again. This time, the DUP’s Dodds couple (Nigel and Diane) have raised their concern in different political fora. At Westminster recently, Nigel spoke of how there existed an “injustice” that needed […]

Forget Harry, Pearce is the Man

Following a series of pitiful events, the English national team faces a bit of a crisis ahead of Euro 2012. Having endured the insult of the FA undermining his managerial authority in the discipline of alleged racist John Terry, Fabio Capello swiftly decided that he would resign. It would appear that the FA were not paying attention during The Godfather: […]

60 Years? So What?

Try as I might, I cannot understand the fawning over the Queen of England. Political leaders from the DUP, UUP, SDLP, Alliance and TUV praised Elizabeth II for, well, managing 60 years on the throne. Some spoke of how much respect she deserved. David Ford described her as a “rock of stability”, while the volatile dissenter Jim Allister said: ” […]

Daylight Robbery at the Brandywell

Daniel Lafferty recently joined English Championship outfit Burnley from Derry City in a deal thought to be in the region of £150,000-£200,000. The move is a great loss for Derry City, both in terms of the loss of Lafferty’s talent and the pittance which they received for his services. Here is a left-footed 22 year old former under-21 international who […]

Hey, that’s OUR money!

Did you hear the news? That’s right, some Derry “wan” won the lottery – “a cool €5,482,894” from a €12 ticket bought in Donegal. Lucky bugger, aye, but that’s our lottery. What’s a bloody northerner doing crossing the border, using our Euros to buy things in our country? He shouldn’t have been in the country in the first place at […]