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The Football Lawyer: Neymar, third-party rights and the footballer as family business, Football

The Football Lawyer: Neymar, third-party rights and the footballer as family business

With the World Cup approaching, Neymar was always going to be a name on everybody’s lips. However, rather than his form on the field, it is his controversial transfer to Barcelona that is currently attracting the most discussion.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 2:02 pm

What people who know are saying about the Crimea.

I spent yesterday evening at an event in London organised by the Anti-Corruption Foundation, listening to people who know more than I do about the Crimean crisis. Its founder, Alexei Navalny, could not be there: he is under house arrest in Russia, but a statement from him was read out, and has been published in full [...]

By | McSmith | Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 10:56 am

How to Respond to a Budget, Eagle Eye

How to Respond to a Budget

It is not as if the response to the Budget is so very difficult.
All Ed Miliband had to do was to remember one of Matthew Parris’s parliamentary sketches of the early Blair:
He tweaked this, prodded that, inspected the teeth of a clause or two – and pronounced that it did not pass muster. It was all [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 9:39 pm

Ibet: Get With Juventus In The Europa League If The ‘Big Guns’ Are Back, Football

Ibet: Get With Juventus In The Europa League If The ‘Big Guns’ Are Back

A late equaliser for Fiorentina in the first leg of this last 16 tie gained them an unexpected 1-1 draw and I see this as a chance to get a price about laying the home side.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 6:57 pm

Dish of the day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Buttery Leek Risotto with Crispy Garlic Oyster Mushroom Topping, Dish of the Day

Dish of the day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Buttery Leek Risotto with Crispy Garlic Oyster Mushroom Topping

This works as the perfect informal dinner party dish with everyone helping themselves. It’s great served with greens on the side or a crisp tomato salad.

By | Dish of the Day | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Her Outdoors: March round-up, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: March round-up

Last weekend it was hard to believe it was still March, with the temperature as high as 18C (although it felt much warmer on the allotment site, as we are sheltered on one side by trees and the other by houses. The warmth has triggered an explosion of buds on the fruit trees and bushes, [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 10:23 pm

Children’s Book Blog: : A good book is a good book – whether you’re a girl or a boy, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: : A good book is a good book – whether you’re a girl or a boy

Given the energetic response to Katy Guest’s recent announcement that neither the Indy on Sunday nor this blog will be reviewing gender-specific children’s books in future, I thought it was high time I weighed in on the debate.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 5:54 pm

Death of the Great Anti-Authoritarian, Eagle Eye

Death of the Great Anti-Authoritarian

This is a cross-post by Martin H from Politics Is Moral Psychology.
In the many obituaries published last week for Tony Benn much was made of his personal warmth, charm and honesty, his conviction politics and his singular commitment to a particular brand of left wing politics, still not reconciled to capitalism. His convictions were on [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 4:37 pm

Top 10 Mixed Metaphors, Eagle Eye

Top 10 Mixed Metaphors

My Top 10 in The New Review, The Independent on Sunday magazine, on Sunday was mixed metaphors. The best was possibly Ernest Bevin’s:
I don’t like it. When you open that Pandora’s box, you will find it full of Trojan horses.
This was supplied by the great and wondrous Francis Wheen, at whose feet I learned depressingly [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 4:15 pm

Ibet: Lewandowski To Notch Against Zenit; Second Half To Open Up At Old Trafford, Football

Ibet: Lewandowski To Notch Against Zenit; Second Half To Open Up At Old Trafford

Of the two Champions League ties on Wednesday night I would be happier taking a position about the Dortmund game than the fixture at Old Trafford.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 1:26 pm

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