Monday, 30 November 2015

2015 Memoriam: Udo Lattek

31st January 2015 – Udo Lattek, 80

“I tried to give the players in the game a lot of freedom. I have set the framework and told the players: "Watch out, guys, the frame is only there that we have a common conception of things." For me, everyone had the opportunity and the right to step out this framework, if it was in the sense of the team. Who was only there to excel himself, who got what in the nut. But I hate it when a player on the court questioning looks for trainer and wants to know what he should do in this or that situation. The word responsibility has always been important for me, and so I think the oversupply of many professionals today not in order.” Udo Lattek, Faz interview, 2005

Thursday, 26 November 2015

In Memoriam: January 2015

Year End Memoriams for January 2015 (and a few from December we only found out about once New Year had passed...)

As with years passed, we take the time to remember those who have left us in the previous twelve months.

(Note - All quotes are italicised and sourced to their authors, except Telegraph obits, as they don't credit their own writers. As in previous years, this is a non-profit memorial with quotes used strictly for critique purposes.)

To repeat the drill, for those new to this:

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Bond Themes

It was just the other day that Justin Jessel and a number of others suggested I do a blog on James Bond. Actually, it was... five years ago. Blimey, I can't even blame Acts of Toddler for that delay.

The Bond films are ripping yarns which have lasted fifty-three years and counting. Six actors have played James Bond, each with their own takes, nuances and fan bases. Every style of film has been invoked, from classic cold war spy flick to even horror and fighting genres.