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14 November 2014 ~
Speaking about the report into FIFA corruption, FA chairman Greg Dyke said: "The whole of the way football operates at that sort of level is suspect and has been for many years." Fans of Wimbledon, Portsmouth, Leeds and countless others might say the same about some organisations a little closer to home.
Badge of the week ~ Delhi Dynamos, India
The creators of Delhi Dynamos’ badge have ambitiously produced a three-way optical illusion. Bridge Too Far Design, the company responsible for the image, have a reputation in India for designs that, while ambitious, often fail to communicate meaning in the most direct manner. Their poster for The Indian Meat Company, for example, showing a goat in an apron hunting for a table-tennis ball was too oblique for the CEO and was withdrawn from circulation after two weeks.
It is perhaps a coincidence that one of the talents at Bridge Too Far is the grandson of the man behind the Egg Marketing Board’s 1970s poster “E For B and Charlie George”. Which absolutely no one understood. The first possible interpretation of the Dynamos image here, scanning left to right, is a reckless two-footed challenge by a competitive midfielder. Alternatively, one might see a Delhi Dynamos rocket launching from right to left. The club’s full nickname is The Tackles Or Rockets, as in: “Come Onnnn You Tackles-Or-Rockets”. Cameron Carter
from Paul Olsen
“Surprising information from Bob Mills’ column in the Metro this week. Neither Peter Harris nor Tom Finney will have been pleased to be overlooked for England in favour of a young up-and-coming actor.”
from Nick Dunmore
“I’m reading Stuart Pearce's autobiography (Psycho) at the moment, and the entry for his wife is a spectacular and illuminating account of their marriage.”
Non League Dogs – because dogs like watching football too.