Musings From The Padded Cell

Man Of The Match

“If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.”
Dean Smith

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Who Let The Dog Out?

“Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing. We are conquered if we try too conscientiously not to sin at all. So when the devil says to you: do not drink, answer … [Continue reading]

The Road To Scarborough – Route One.

"The great thing about playing team sport is you win and lose together, and the pain is never as bad when you share it." Brian O'Driscoll … [Continue reading]

Time For Those Flying Pigs Again.

“A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage, but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long.” Anurag Shourie … [Continue reading]

Lessons Of The Past.

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” Martin Luther King. … [Continue reading]

A Bromance In The Air?

"One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government." Donald Trump … [Continue reading]

Guest Article – The True Spirit Of Cricket by Martin “Molly” Molyneux

"I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people's ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That's the only thing we see as talent. Things like … [Continue reading]

Dedicated To The Proud Artist.

"Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it." Donna Leon … [Continue reading]

Idle Life And Sacrifice.

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine A note this week to two parents, thousands of miles away, perhaps wondering about their boy in a foreign land. … [Continue reading]

Welcome To Bradford.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx In 2015 I wrote an article that upset the poor little local Labour Party. … [Continue reading]