Tag: Manchester United

26th July 2013

Paul Madden

by Paul Madden

British Ambassador to Japan

Man U and Liverpool bring the “great game” to Australia

Getting to watch Man U and Liverpool matches in the same week would be a treat even in England. Here in Australia it was a joy. And a GREAT chance to use sport to promote Britain a year on from the London Olympics. Football, or soccer as they call it here, is the weakest of […]

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9th November 2012

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Weekend in Mumbai: Part 2: Soccer skills and info tech wizards

As the dramas of the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka unfurled last month, and the England Test series here begins next week, no-one living in India could fail to appreciate the importance of cricket to the nation. T20 Matches against big rival Pakistan, not to mention England and Australia, were watched by millions before […]

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28th September 2012

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Weekends in Mumbai

Weekends in Mumbai, once the monsoon has passed, can involve a variety of activities: walks along the 5km Marine Drive past the art deco buildings and the landmark Oberoi hotel, brunch in one of the expanding range of cafes and restaurants around the town, a round of golf on what must count as one of […]

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