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Month: December 2016

Sam Allardyce and the Crystal Palace job

Sam Allardyce and the Crystal Palace job

Just over two months after leaving the role of England manager, Sam Allardyce is the favourite to take over as Crystal Palace boss.  He is odds on favourite to get the job after Alan Pardew was sacked earlier today in light of Palace’s poor league position.  But how has the disgraced England boss been forgiven so quickly? His tenure was the shortest in the history of England managers at a mere 67 days.  Big Sam had only taken charge of one game…

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A star named Frances

A star named Frances

Some weeks ago I sent one of my favourite musicians a message.  I didn’t expect a reply, nor did I expect it to come so quickly.  I was thrilled to receive that reply just two days later.  Frances is my favourite solo artist, not just for her voice but also the lyrics that she writes.  It is a privilege to have her blessing for this article.   Introducing Frances Frances is an emerging artist, rising quickly to the top of the…

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Exploring Geneva

Exploring Geneva

This blog is the second part of my stopover in Geneva at the end of November.  The first part of this post can be found here: https://connorbarrett.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/flight/ Exploring Geneva on Foot On landing in Geneva I immediately reaped the benefits of Swiss public transport as I made the journey from the airport to the city centre by train, in a matter of minutes.  I stayed in the Paquis area of the city, near to the central station.  The rest of…

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Flight: My Trip to Geneva

Flight: My Trip to Geneva

The following forms the first half of a two part blog post on my recent trip to Geneva. The Journey Begins We sit across from a Boeing 777, an impressive sight even in the dim light of morning.  I am aboard an Airbus A320, destination Geneva.  The cabin interior has been recently refurbished and I am grateful for its warmth on such a cold day.  The cabin is warm, although I choose to keep my blazer loosely around my shoulders…

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