0 Have your say To VAR, or not to VAR? That is the question that is putting previous levels of our tedium to the test right now. In an era where we have the capability to analyse the performance of every player, every team, every tactical decision made by each coach to the nth degree, how come we have allowed post match analysis to be completely swamped with discussion, not on whether a refereeing decision was right or wrong, but whether it should have been reviewed to see if it was the correct call?To borrow a quote from the enlightening Slaven Bilic, tone honest I don’t care about VAR. How about if we treat VAR liker ‘Fight Club’ and ay that the only rule of VAR is that we don’t talk about VAR? Or how about we read the rules surrounding the use of VAR so we’re not sat endlessly discussing the merits of it’s use.VAR is new to football and there was always going to be teething troubles, not just initially but in the years following its … [Read more...] about David Preece: Ex-Sunderland striker Ally McCoist could yet be the real star of the World Cup!
Do bunions get worse
These unsightly foot bumps affect around 14 million people in the UK. Whether they’re causing you pain or just making you dread sandal season, you don’t have to suffer in silence. We sat down with GP Dr Dawn Harper to answer all your burning bunion questions... Q. What is a bunion? A. "A bunion is a boney prominence at the base of the big toe," says Dr Dawn. "It will start to make the big toe point towards the others at an angle." The lump is often accompanied by pain and swelling in the muscle joints, however some people have bunions and never really experience any discomfort. Q. Why do we get them? A. Mainly genetics. "Though we don’t fully understand why a bunion forms, we do know there is definitely a genetic predisposition, and that’s probably the greatest factor," adds Dr Dawn. Q. Don’t high heels cause them? A. "High heels get the blame, but there’s a greater chance you inherited one from a family member, or, for women, from the hormone … [Read more...] about What causes bunions and how to get rid of them
With her brand new blonder locks, we barely recognise Dr Dawn Harper when we meet her in a coffee shop in London. But her statement glamour is hard to miss. "I could never come into London in jeans and a jumper," she explains. "It has to be heels all the way! I’m too short for flats, they make me look dumpy." We don’t agree with that, but Dawn certainly is petite. Dressed in an elegant black shift dress, black heels and plenty of statement sparkly jewellery, she’s warm, approachable and very lovely. Everything you’d want your GP to be. But most people don’t just go from doing their day job to suddenly doing it in front of 3.5 million viewers, which, at the height of its run, was what Embarrassing Bodies would draw in every week. But did anyone ever doubt she was a real doctor once she swapped the waiting room for the glitz of primetime TV? "Initially, yes," she smiles. "One of the first ever recordings we did was with a young lady who had a … [Read more...] about Dr Dawn Harper on why some people don’t believe she’s a real GP