Tag Archives: Squash

Items missing from the blog in recent times

1. Thoughtful articles 2. Essays on food 3. Jokes 4. Political analysis 5. Foreign affairs 6. The Spanish situation 7. Rants This is all mainly the fault of horses and horse racing. I might correct these matters in the week … Continue reading

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The Colours of Sport, or How Andy Murray Lost It

Is a sporting contest worth anything without an audience? The answer to this question is undoubtedly, Yes: my squash fixture against Ben the Hat is a key focal point of my week, and I take it most seriously, fitness wise … Continue reading

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It’s a hard game, a psychological game, and it hurts. I try to put myself through it twice a week. I find a post-match bottle of Chablis helps lubricate the tendons; all the sports physios recommend it.

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