Is English cricket an exclusive sport?

“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?

Debate: The morality of being a football fan

Manchester City’s fortunes have turned around dramatically since a takeover in late summer 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United Group, whose owner Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a member of the country’s royal family. In light of the Matthew Hedges espionage saga, MM look at other moral quandaries in football.