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37. Terence Wilson aka Astro UB40

Terence Wilson aka Astro was a founding member of the band UB40. Created in Birmingham by working class lads on the dole. UB40 was the claim form to get your money. Born out of the turbulent times of Thatcher’s Britain … Continue reading

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36. Power in Sport – All Change 2

In the constant era of change there are gains and losses. Humans move in pendulum swings. The pressure of change isn’t slow or subtle. It gains and builds pressure slowly and surely. And then breaks. A tipping point. The cry … Continue reading

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35. Power in Sport – All Change

Change is painful. Resistance, Stubborness, Denial, Turning a Blind Eye. Cricket the Gentleman’s Game seen as systemically racist, British Rowing failing at the Olympics losing a winning coach are just two of the most recent examples. Through the cycle of … Continue reading

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34. Death of the Generations?

It is inevitable that each generation carries its own set of values from the time of its first memories laid down in childhood, & early adulthood. You remember your era of events, politicians, sports finalists, films, music, and disasters! You … Continue reading

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33. World in a Rush

World in a Rush. And it keeps speeding up. For what? Technology is a big driver. The world on a click. Instant gratification. No wait. Speed is everything. As long as the news is first, its truthfulness second. The rush … Continue reading

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32. Despair Helpless Hopeless

The world seems a difficult place at the moment. War, Afghanistan, Extreme Weather, Post Pandemic, & the Economy. More so. Issues coming home to roost. Climate Change, Politics Funding of Social Care, Pandemic, Economy. The platform of our lives shifting. … Continue reading

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31. Althea Gibson Won

Althea Gibson was the first black tennis player to win Wimbledon in 1957. Also the first black woman to play on a pro Golf Tour. Multi talented, powerful with a natural athletic stature she broke race barriers for the first … Continue reading

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30. Incel Culture Anxiety

Incel culture. Young men who feel that women are not interested in them, feel oppressed by women and hate women for it. The quiet withdrawn boys at school who felt unattractive or unable to make relationships with women. They are … Continue reading

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29. Liberal Democracy Not Wanted

A third of populations are not predisposed towards liberal democracy. They want clarity, fewer choices, and less diversity. To feel safe surrounded by people of a similar background. “Liberal democracies have exceeded peoples capacity to tolerate it”. Stenner makes the … Continue reading

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28. Gareth on the Couch

Gareth Southgate England football manager, & one of the most successful English managers. He has brought up a young team uniquely gelling them together to create a talented football team. In Euro 1996 in the semi finals Gareth also missed … Continue reading

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