Tuesday 11 November 2008

Poll time: Future of the news...

OK, so time for a bit of reader interaction. I recently did a post on my company's blog about the future of media. Specifically, whether the Christian Science Monitor's decision to publish online only from April 2009, was the first step towards online only news. Click here to have your say.

Speaks for itself....

By illustrator Patrick Moberg

Friday 7 November 2008

Liverpool Legend: John Barnes

A friend alerted me to the Rio Ferdinand article on the BBC website, in which he picks his all time home grown XI. Picking himself is a bit rubbish and aside from the fact Roy Keane was 20 when he signed from Cobh Ramblers for Cloughie's Nottingham Forest and is therefore not exactly home grown, it's an excellent team.
The thing that really grabbed my attention was the description of John Barnes, who was my favourite player as a youngster. For anyone who questions Barnes' genius, I direct them to the youtube clip below. The skills he had we immense and when comparing to modern wingers, the diabolical surfaces should definitely be taken into account.



From that clip I couldn't help but indulge myself by watching the Match of the Day clip from the 1988/89 season when they ran a Liverpool only Goal of the Season competition. It's completely partisan, but it brings back some of my early football memories, from a time when Liverpool were a supremely confident team.



Here's hoping Rafa can continue the journey to bring those days back, with a new contract this month.

Thursday 6 November 2008

It's just a dream Homer...

This one was doing the rounds recently. I didn't want to post it for fear of tempting fate, but now that tyhe election is done and dusted, it's worth another look...

Monday 3 November 2008

Prediction time

OK, so I'm back and the wedding is all done. I had to get this quick post out as I wanted to put a prediction on paper before voting tomorrow in the US presidential election.
I am not one of those who fear the Bradley Effect hugely - I think it will be balanced out by increased black turnout.
So with a hint of caution - I predict an Obama win in the electoral college by 318 to 220. And this is how I see it happening...This is my map from the Real Clear Politics website, where you can go and make your own prediction. And I'll go for 51%-48% in the popular vote.
Some wider margins are being predicted out there though. Electoral Vote's map is predicting Obama to win 353 - 185 and the BBC suggest 311 - 160 with 67 still in play.
Let's wait and see...