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I believe that Chelsea should be kicked out of the Premier League as they are the main reason for the state of England's football at the moment. I am not a racist but I believe that the number of foreigners in their team is extortionate. I seem to recall after Chelsea's title ambitions were in tatters (yet again), Vialli said he was going to buy fewer foreigners, so he goes and gets rid of Chris Sutton and signs Hasselbaink and Stanic and god knows who else. Chelsea have some good young players, especially Jon Harley who would be pushing for an England place but it appears they are consistently blocked in their tracks by new foreigners arriving.
I am not a frequent flier but I know something good when I see it, and like everything Richard Branson seems to touch, this too has turned to gold. From the moment you step aboard you are treated like a human rather than cattle going to market The in-flight entertainment is second to none with a wide choice of television and radio channels to choose from. But if you still haven't found something to do you can also play Nintendo games, which really passes the time. Good food too, which is definitely a plus.
Technically this is not a game, it is really an experience, and one I believe everyone should try out. It is something you really have to work at although after a bit of practice it becomes very playable. It can be played on the keyboard, mouse but preferably on a joystick or yoke, the game recommends one that costs £99 but any will do the job. You can choose from a good selection of planes and helicopters and fly to and from any airport in the world. With plenty of add ons available this game is not a gamble, rather an investment.
North Cyprus is a wonderful place, the Turkish occupation of the area has seen it remain a totally unspoilt holiday destination, far more so than the south. It is an ideal place to go if you just want to relax, the beaches are lovely, and rarely busy and the sea is warm and blue. Care hire is a necessity to visit the two main towns of Girne (Kyrenia) and Gazimagusa (Famagusta), a visit to Nicosia can also be undertaken although one cannot cross the border into southern Cyprus, and it can get very hot in the summer. The cost of living is cheap and everything costs considerably less than at home, although I would recommend staying half board to experience the wonderful local cuisine. Guarenteed sunshine, and a bit of peace and quiet, nice one.
Gibraltar is well worth a visit at any time of year, this small principality at the southern most tip of Spain would be a great place for a short break. One of the best things about Gibraltar is the shopping, everything is duty free, so alcohol, perfume and cigarettes are an absolute bargain, and there is even a branch of Marks and Spencers. The highlight of a trip to Gibraltar is a trip up the famous rock. Take a guided tour in one of the local minibuses for the best experiences, if you can stand the hairpins. A cable car is possible, but misses out a lot. Visit the caves and feed the Barbary Apes, Gibraltar is a great place for all.
Liverpool is a city that has undergone massive changes that have made it a great place to visit for everyone. The city centre has a vast array of shops, both famous names and interesting independent stores. The river bank has also been restored with development of the Albert Dock taking pride of place. Stroll around the modernised quay area or take in a museum, Albert Dock is home to The Beatles Experience, Maritime Museum and a number of other interesting sites. No trip to Liverpool would be complete without a trip on the River Mersey, and this can be done easily, but choose a nice day. In the evening Liverpool comes to life with great pubs and clubs to suit everyone, affordable to. Go on, get the next train to Liverpool, you might be surprised.
Despite most opinions, Coventry is a great city with lots to do for everyone. The city itself has a great variety of shops and department stores, for those that need a bit of retail therapy. It also has several very interesting museums and galleries, I would particularly recommend the British Road Transport Musem. However the most famous landmark is the New Cathedral, built as a replacement for the one destroyed in the Blitz. It also has great facilities for sport and leisure activities and a Premiership club. Coventry is in an excellent location for surrounding areas, such as Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and it is only twenty minutes from Birmingham and ten minutes from Birmingham International Airport. Give Coventry a try, you might just like it.
A brilliant new series started on BBC1 on June 29, called Guns and Roses. It offers an insight into the training of women officers for the army at Sandhurst. It was really interesting as it showed just how tough it is to make it as an officer, both physically and mentally. It follows a number of recruits just starting on the path to making it as an officer and the things they have to do to make the grade. It is similar to a series called Soldiers To Be that was on last year, but the training is much tougher. I would recommend it to anyone, except those thinking of a career as an officer, as it will probably put you off.
Having watched every kick of Euro 2000 so far I would highly recommend everyone tunes into Yugoslavia. They have been hugely overrated and have just qualified for the quarter finals. They have players of great skill and energy, especially Savo Milosevic who has bounced back well after his spell at Aston Villa. There discipline is sometimes questionable but this is what makes them so good to watch too. Even though they have a tough quarter final, I cann see them doing well. GOOD LUCK
Holby City has got to be the best hospital drama that has been on for a while. The storylines are not only interesting but also realistic. It has also tackled issues that other such drama's avoid, such as drugs and to some degree homosexuality. The acting is wonderful, especially with George Irving as Mr Meyer and the underrated Dawn McDaniel as Dr Kirstie Collins, it is not on at the moment but when it returns in September it is well worth a watch.