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Finance or fun?

Prediction champ tableAccording to an article about stats geeks predicting the end-of-season Championship table, Birmingham City will be 5th with 86 points and a goal difference of +26. My prediction is that there will be some surprises. A team that’s not doing well now will surge up the table and one of the top teams will plunge down. It is too soon in the season for any fans to get too excited or to abandon all hope. Continue reading

Bad Friday, good Saturday

I mainly want to write about Saturday and what made it a good day. But I’m going to start with a few comments on Friday.  Black Friday was conceived in the USA as a way to extend the Christmas shopping season by encouraging people to start buying on the day after Thanksgiving.  Retailers in this country adopted the money making idea and British people responded by fighting over cheap TVs.  The reports were depressing but also thought provoking; I found myself wondering how such disorder would have been reported if it had occurred at a football match.  I read criticism of some shops’ security arrangements but no condemnation of shopping and discount sales.  But football often gets the blame when football fans fight. Continue reading