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In the unlikely event you missed it - Wales didn't win their final World Cup qualifying group game last week which means they won't be playing in the finals in Russia next year.
A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories
You can't help but think this new Chelsea will be far more 'together' than they were in the opening months of last season. Mourinho's Chelsea were fractured; he'll have learned from his mistakes in his new role, but there'll be no more "palpable discord". Conte drives a hard bargain, and yes he's a little crazy, but he's respected.
The transfer market turned crazy a long, long time ago. Premier League clubs have nigh-on endless supplies of cash to splurge in the hunt for success, and inflation will only continue in the years to come. It's a case of supply and demand, and the latter is ever-increasing. To Manchester United, Paul Pogba is worth whatever they're willing to pay. If that's more than £100million, then so be it.
I'm no sports nut. Don't get me wrong, I like a bit of sport here and there - the Six Nations, the odd Twenty20 and a spot of tennis all go down a treat. But this summer, sport really does feel like the perfect antidote to all the nonsense that's been going on.
Looking around the pub, with the match in full swing and England desperately pushing for a winner, it struck me how few people - who had come dressed head to toe in England gear - were actually watching the match! Most were buried in their mobile phones or tablets, participating in what is a revolution in how we watch sport and TV entertainment in general.
When Iceland beat England at football in Euro 2016 it sent shockwaves through the country. And when their fans did the war cry, was I the only one to be both frightened, and a little bit turned on by it?
I must confess that a couple of years ago my passion for the game of football had seriously waned...
It is just possible that England's disappointing performances at World Cups and Euro Championships are in part down to injury and a fear of injury and what that will mean for their future. Just a thought....
Whilst England have won only 17% of their penalty shootouts, Germany and Argentina have won over 70%. Even Denmark and the Czech Republic have higher success rates. So why is it that even these smaller footballing nations have significantly more penalty success than England? Jordet identified an "ego-threat" which can cause athletes to change their behaviour when they perceive a situation as being potentially harmful or threatening to their status.