Monthly Archives: July 2009

Certainly not spelling city are we?

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Spirit of the age?

Some wealthy and painfully middle class hippies – sorry, “artists” – built a big shed (surely a “remarkable new temporary structure? Ed), cheerfully called The Black Cloud, in Victoria Park yesterday. So locals now have a weird state-sponsored miserabilist temple … Continue reading

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Muslim balls

Time to take a day off from the thrill ‘n’ spills of World Cup footBALLS and turn instead to another of this blog’s obsessions … Yes it’s Tuesday, which means our old friend Farooq Siddique has his ‘A Muslim in … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: parklife

Still wondering where this £100m in revenue the city council reckons can be made from hosting a World Cup is actually going to come from. We already know that all the big money from TV rights goes to FIFA, not … Continue reading

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Blattered!

“For the game. For the World.” Rich with symbolism, this. Just a shame the old bastard didn’t break his neck.

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What a difference a day makes …

This new local online news thingy, Bristol 24/7, reported on Tuesday: Simon Cook – executive member for the culture, sport and tourism projects executive – told a press conference held at the Marriott Hotel, College Green, that the costs of … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: part two – the marketing case?

Saturday’s Comment in the Evening Cancer about the World Cup bid went on to claim, “there is the invaluable prospect of fantastic publicity for the city” Really? In September 2007, Egbert Oldenboom from MeerWaarde Sport and Economics in Amsterdam published … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: part one – business case?

By chief sports writer, Sell Outter Has the Evening Cancer realised it might have made a mistake believing senior council officer Stephen Wray’s absurd estimate that £100m could come into the city as a result of a successful World Cup … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: counting the cost

So far the business model devised by “the brains” of Bristol’s World Cup bid, Stephen Wray, seems to consist of Steve Lansdown somehow producing a £100 million stadium for £65 million that will see Germany and Brazil roll into town … Continue reading

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Bristol City Council’s frantic fact-free analysis-lite World Cup fantasy PR campaign in the pages of the Evening Cancer, fronted by Eddie Large and supported by an increasing cast of financially ignorant nobodies, continues apace. Latest news is that the usual … Continue reading

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