Colin Calderwood: Assistant to the Head Coach, or the next one in waiting?

The arrival of Colin Calderwood at Bloomfield Road as Assistant Head Coach - or should that be assistant to the head coach - will presumably be an appointment thrust upon incumbent head coach Neil Critchley and not one of his choosing, or something he has requested of Blackpool's owner Simon Sadler. In keeping with the…

What a refreshing change: Bohinj seeks symbiosis where tourism is secondary to local sensibilities

Making tourism work has at times been hard going for the Bohinj region of Slovenia during the last few years. If losing hundreds of guest bedrooms as the inexorable decline and eventual closure of historic hotels the Zlatorog and Bellevue wasn't a bitter enough pill to swallow(along with deteriorating fortunes at the Ski Hotel Vogel…

Blackpool Football Club: Backed to the hilt Neil Critchley and the squad of his choosing must now deliver owner Sadler’s vision

Four competitive games into his managerial career at Blackpool Football Club Neil Critchley will have long since defined the very different world of the third-tier professional game from a starkly contrasting hothouse atmosphere within Liverpool's youth set up. The dramatic change from working on Merseyside for the best domestic team in world football to a…

Turkmenistan: Far from yelling at clouds, President Berdymukhamedow looks the other way as the international community picks up his Covid tab

As one of the handful of countries who protest against the existence of novel coronavirus within its borders, authoritarian Turkmenistan is not an outright denier of Covid-19 bus has simply insisted that it has not transgressed from, for example, neighbouring Iran which in the early days of the pandemic was one of the most affected,…

Blackpool Football Club put faith and serious money into an ‘up and (hopefully) coming’ transfer strategy

Stealing a march on their divisional rivals is not something that Blackpool Football Club are historically known for, especially during the Oyston era when often during pre-season an insufficiently staffed squad would be hurriedly padded out before the August kick off. It is though despite Covid-19 ravaging lower league finances and depleting squads to the…