Show me some ID please. Part 2.

I have had some fascinating discussions off the back of Part 1, so the premise of Part 2 has shifted to present my thoughts on one of these discussions. There might be a Part 3 and Part 4 too. Race and sex are markers of identity we do not choose, but are visible to all.  [...]


Show me some ID please. Part 1.

  I have regularly felt compelled, nay, coerced, to create a "Personal Brand". A Personal Brand as I understand it is a set of labels that I might want to attach to myself such that I can signal my value to the world. I can see why a Personal Brand is valuable. It communicates to [...]

Why do we accept the hierarchy of football clubs?

Another post on some on football-related questions. The first one can be found here. When Liverpool have a decent player, it seems inevitable that they will move to Real Madrid (Michael Owen, Steve McManaman and most regrettably Xabi Alonso),  Barcelona (Luis Suarez, Philipe Coutinho) or perhaps now Manchester City (Raheem Sterling). Why are some clubs [...]