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“Retirement”

“Retirement”

This notion of ‘retirement’ is curious. Of course, it features heavily in my research capacity. Marvell, by his own admission, favoured ‘modest retirement’. There are entire realms of conscience and casuistry to be explored when examining someone’s choice of the passive ‘private’ life over the active ‘public’ life. Continue reading

Public Limited Company: Snooker

Public Limited Company: Snooker

Snooker is not a sport that attracts a great deal of publicity. However, the last few months have seen the topic of the game’s uncertain future filter into public channels. This season sees a meagre total of just six ranking events, reduced from last year’s already slender eight. Part of this is down to what … Continue reading

Davis Mugs

Tie-break, 6-5, match point, Alex Bogdanovic. World no. 5 Andy Roddick challenges the call on Hawk-Eye, successfully, wins the set point in his favour, and goes on to scrape a narrow victory, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. The smallest of margins can have the most decisive impact. One might suspect that Bogdanovic’s mixed career could have … Continue reading