Owen Jones

22 Mar 19
MYMonkey MIND

To attempt to build up theories of art, or to form a new style, would be an act of supreme folly. It would be at once to reject the experiences and accumulated knowledge of thousands of years. On the contrary, we should regard as our inheritance all the successful labours of the past, not blindly […]

22 Mar 19
Cardiff Rugby Life

This week’s Opposition View sees the return of @ScarletsHQ as he offers his thoughts on a mixed bag of Scarlets form, the previous encounter with Cardiff Blues and this Friday’s game. It’s been an up and down season with Scarlets suffering from a lengthy injury list at times, are the struggles all down to that […]

22 Mar 19
spinninghugo

The economist Professor Simon Wren-Lewis argues today that Brexit is an “entirely Tory failure” for which Labour has no responsibility.  He adopts the same argument as that employed by the polemicist Mr Owen Jones that because Labour has never at any stage had sufficient votes to make a difference to whether, say, article 50 was […]

22 Mar 19
Dirt Hub

It’s the third round of the British Extreme Enduro Championships this Sunday 24th March which takes place at the awe-inspiring H20 venue SY10 7PA. Feature image courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography Due to the length of the lap, Fast Eddy has made the decision to run one race rather than the Am and Pm format used […]

22 Mar 19
talkSPORT
Maro Itoje has launched a passionate defence of England captain Owen Farrell – despite calls for him to replace his Saracens team-mate. Farrell had a second-half to forget during the Six Nations capitulation against Scotland last weekend as England blew a 31-point lead to draw 38-38. In the astonishing curtain closer, England’s skipper was pulled from the action by head coach Eddie Jones, who said the fly-half had ‘lost a bit of his edge’. Itoje has emerged as a candidate for the captaincy England have suffered defeat in five of the 12 Tests which Farrell has presided as captain, and there are suggestions the responsibility is too much of a burden for the kicker. Itoje’s name has been mentioned as a potential replacement to relieve some of the pressure on Farrell, however the lock insists his Saracens team-mate remains the best man for the job. “I’ve seen him as a captain and when he’s not captain and I think he improves when he has that responsibility,” he told talkSPORT in an exclusive interview. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST SPORT NEWS” posts_category=”9692″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “He improves in terms of the way he communicates, the way he plays, the way he carries himself and the way he thinks about the team. Almost all aspects of his game improve. “He’s the type of player and the type of person who lives and breathes rugby. So there are not many people, if anyone, who have a better rugby intellect than Owen.” And Itoje insists has no leadership ambitions of his own, focusing only on doing whatever it takes to win. There have been calls to replace Farrell as captain “That’s not in my psyche,” he added. “My main concern, first and foremost, is to do anything I can to support the teams that I’m playing in. “Winning is the most important thing for me, it’s not about egos, it’s about helping my team do what needs to be done in order to win. “At the moment, part of that role is supporting the captain. “I think Owen has done a fantastic job. I’ve been up close and seen it with my own eyes. He commands respect from the whole squad.” Itoje missed the majority of England’s Six Nations campaign after picking up a left medial ligament injury during the opening victory over Ireland. Itoje featured in England’s victory over Ireland before picking up an injury After watching on from the sidelines, the 24-year-old gave his take on where it went wrong for England, as they missed out on the Championship to Wales. “Every game of rugby throws different challenges at you,” he continued. “Whether it’s the team, the opposition, the referee or the crowd. “All those different facets of the game are changing all the time and they throw different obstacles that you have to jump over. Farrell was pulled from the action against Scotland “There have been times when we’ve faced these hurdles and we’ve overcome those challenges. “There’s also been times when we haven’t done as well as we should’ve done in those situations. Obviously, Scotland is an example. “It’s not as if we’re incapable of doing it, it’s about making sure we’re more consistent and we don’t let teams stay on top of us for that long.” BT Sport brings you all the action from the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup. Watch Saracens v Harlequins this Saturday at 2:30pm, exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and the award-winning app.
22 Mar 19
Cardiff Rugby Life

After last week’s Wales Grand Slam win, domestic resumes on Friday night as Cardiff Blues welcome Scarlets to the Arms Park in a key Guinness Pro14 clash. Of course interest is high as each side welcomes back members of the Six Nations squad to their matchday 23s, but the game itself is a massive one […]

22 Mar 19
thirtypiecesofsilverdotorg

REVOICE 2019 REVEALS MORE INVOLVEMENT BY THE GOSPEL COALITION AND COVENANT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Rev. Thomas Littleton                                                                                                   3/21/2019   Revoice Conference 2019 details are slowly coming out on the Revoice website. https://revoice.us/about/our-mission-and-vision/ The 2019 effort looks to have a much more defined mission and vision statement and appearance of a developed theological packaging. It would appear […]

22 Mar 19
Celfypridd

Boyd Clack’s acting credits include Twin Town,  High Hopes,  and Satellite City, the latter two of which he also co-wrote. He has also released the first part of his autobiography. Kisses Sweeter than Wine, and two music albums, Welsh Bitter and Labourer of Love. The actor, singer and writer has spoken openly about his struggle […]

22 Mar 19

On Saturday the English Labour Network held a successful event in Stroud about how Labour could better reach and represent the people of Gloucestershire. On of the speakers was Cllr Kate Haigh, who is the LGA Labour Group’s South West Representative and an on the new English Labour Network Steering Group. Kate gave this important […]

22 Mar 19
Yirah Group

We all know that Jesus prayed. You could read the Gospels while half-asleep and not miss this fact. But why did Jesus pray? This question requires greater care. I recall once hearing a pastor say that Jesus only prayed to set an example for us. He was God, after all, so he didn’t need to […]

22 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

COMMENT As with any major test tournament, there are numerous predictions for the World Cup. This can not be well received in Wales. Warren Gatland's men are worthy Six Nations champions. They deserve to be second in the world ranking after defying England and Ireland in Cardiff and claiming the coveted Grand Slam crown. Nobody […]

22 Mar 19
Bakersfield and Beyond

Today marked the anniversary of the death of Leo Fender.  It was his guitar wizardry that gave the Bakersfield Sound it’s trademark twang and sound.  But the Tele wasn’t just a country music player’s guitar of choice.  It is widely use in blues, rock, anything that demands the clean tone a Tele provides.  With that, […]