From the daily archives:

Friday, August 17, 2012

USA Journal 2012 #4: Charlottesville revisited

August 17, 2012

Charlottesville Virginia’s 5th congressional district For the fourth in our series of posts from the USA in election year, I’m in Charlottesville in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a town I’ve enjoyed myself in before. This is small town America, but a liberal tilt.   The University of Virginia, founded by the town’s most famous son […]

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Back of the Net with Ray North – Premier League Preview (part 2): The Podium Contenders

August 17, 2012

After my earlier piece in which I predicted the demise of WBA, I’ve been inundated with messages from Baggies fans thanking me. It’s a pleasure! Now for the contenders – and let’s start with those who each year strive for a place in Europe but usually have to make do with mid-table mediocrity – I’m […]

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Back Of The Net With Ray North – Premier League Preview 2012-13 (part 1), The Strugglers

August 17, 2012

It’s back. Has anyone really missed it? I’m not sure – all those bland press conferences, the infuriating diving, the cheating, the awful tribal chanting, the swearing and lack of respect towards referees – yes, the Premier League is back, and I might not have missed it, but I know that as soon as 3 […]

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USA Journal 2012 #3: Virginia

August 17, 2012

Richmond Virginia’s 3rd congressional district For the third installment in my reports from the USA, I have travelled south to the state capital of Virginia. First, a quote: “I have a dream that one day … little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as […]

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