Ferreira I have this story about my housekeeper. She is Portuguese and I remember just before we went to Germany, she said: “Paulo, I shouldn’t say this but you guys are going to win.” I was asking and asking why and finally she told me. And it was unbelievable. She said: “When did Paulo become a professional? 18, almost turning 19. What is Paulo’s shirt number? 19. When is the final? 19 May. I’m not saying anything else.” When Müller scored, I’m thinking: “She told me this and now we concede, come on ...” But then when Didier scores I said: “Oh. Wait a minute ...” Then Robben misses and I felt: “We will win this final.” … [Read more...] about ‘I didn’t know where to run’: Chelsea’s Champions League win over Bayern revisited
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In other areas, too, Caldwell has a tendency to heckle from the sidelines, rather than grapple with dilemmas. Yes, Europe did overestimate the need for migrants and underestimated the cultural and religious upheaval they would bring, especially those from outside Europe. But does Caldwell want to reverse the postwar liberal universalism and its associated playing down of national identity, which was partly inspired by the US itself? How do we in today's Europe nurture a sense of national belonging - and a sense of a collective "we" strong enough to sustain generous welfare states - that is compatible not only with mass immigration but also with the postmodern individualism that has been an even more striking feature of recent decades? Liberal nationalisms should not be built against the feelings of the majority, as elite-driven multiculturalism sometimes seems to be, but that in itself does not get us very far. … [Read more...] about Do we need more people in Europe?
This shirt dress is by Art School London – two young designers who also happen to be non-binary – and I wore it at London fashion week menswear earlier this year. I walked for Art School two seasons back and just fell in love with them. I like that they’re making a statement by saying: “What is menswear in 2019?” It could be absolutely anything. … [Read more...] about Munroe Bergdorf: ‘At the beginning of my transition I felt the need to look feminine – now I don’t care’
While Les Bleus are heading to Edinburgh in two weeks’ time looking to take another step towards a Six Nations clean sweep, the Scots are just relieved to be off the mark following victory over Italy in Rome. Gregor Townsend’s team were far from slick but did finally grab their first tries of the tournament after registering blanks in defeat to both Ireland and England. … [Read more...] about Scotland need to step up if we are to deny France, admits McInally
'Yeah, it almost seems like your twenties is about having everything you ever thought was true proved wrong. And I think that's why so many people kill themselves at 27. You just can't take any more of finding out how wrong you were! And then, by the time you reach your early thirties, you find out that it doesn't really matter, because it all keeps going on and what you think about it is not really that important. It's just a matter of trying to make some sense of the small things. Stop trying to control everything and let it happen. Also, your ambitions change, become less to do with trophies, I think. That said, I don't feel that anyone could have survived what we went through. I went into it with a really good head on my shoulders, very stable, quite smart, quite aware of the pitfalls because I'd seen them around me... there was no way of keeping people mentally healthy. It was impossible.' … [Read more...] about Elastica limits