Is there a market for B-class open-wheel series?

Today it was announced that the Asian rounds of Superleague Formula have been cancelled. This is on top of the earlier cancellation of the South American rounds. The original 2011 calendar also contained races in Russia, the middle east, Australia and New Zealand. None of these took place. In the end, the only two races […]

Walkers crisps — a miscellany of moans

Limited edition crisps Walkers’ limited edition crisps are marketing genius, but culinary crap. Am I the only one to have noticed that Walkers just wheel out the same flavours over and over again? The only difference is the names. From the current World Cup series, I have definitely had ‘French garlic baguette’ some time before. […]

In praise of human politicians

I see that The Scotsman has again been trying to wring another story out of a politician’s use of Twitter. This time it is Jo Swinson exposing her ignorance about football. As she was overwhelmed by members of the Tartan Army at a railway station, Ms Swinson got out her BlackBerry, logged on to her […]

Thoughts on Max Mosley and the FIA (at last)

First of all, I suppose it should not be a surprise that Max Mosley won his vote of confidence. He would never have called it if he did not think he was able to win. But the margin of the victory did take me by surprise somewhat. But if the vote was designed to assert […]

Optimism

Scots are dizzy today. Everyone seems to believe that the Scotland football team will be able to beat the World Champions today. Of course, it’s very possible. Scotland has a tendency to do well against stellar opposition. One of the earliest Scotland results I can remember is when they drew with the Netherlands in Euro […]

Bird death causes outrage

A sparrow threw a world record attempt into chaos and was then shot, causing outrage in the Netherlands. I think if I had spent weeks setting up dominoes and some bird saunters in and knocks them over, I’d be pretty pissed off too. By the way, why do Endemol always have to be referred to […]