Major challenge for Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 2 comments

IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell probably already has a number of targets set down by club owner Marcus Evans - but I have a new one for him today. Get me into Portman Road to watch a Town match for the first time since Roy Keane's first home match...

Television Olympics again

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

I MUST confess to being more than a tad disappointed to miss out on the Olympic tickets I bid for - but then I'm in good company. Only two people I know of have got tickets and I know of far more than six who applied so Lord Coe's one third of...

General strike talk does unions no favours

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

I HAVE considerable sympathy for public service trades unions who are fighting to protect their members' pension rights - but talk by UNISON general secretary Dave Prentiss of the biggest dispute since the General Strike is foolish and inflamatory...

Has the Daily Mail gone completely bonkers?

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

I'VE never written anything slagging off another publication before - but there's a first time for everything, so here goes! Having read the Daily Mail's diatribe against the government decision to abandon plans to force councils to revert...

What's wrong with Hollywood blockbusters?

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

I'VE just returned home from watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, X-Men First Class at Cineworld - and I have to recommend it as a great way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon. I'm a blockbuster fan - and I've seen most of them over the...

Why Greatest Hits aren't all that great

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

OKAY HMV (or rather Swansong Records) you almost got me this morning. There I was browsing the bargain racks and came across the 2007 double CD Mothership by Led Zep. For those of you who don't know this was the "greatest hits" album they...

Station expansion makes sense

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

As well as my blog, my column from the Evening Star is also on line - this week looking at the future of the Ipswich railway station and the possibility of expannsion: MONEY is tight for Network Rail as well as everyone else at present, so I am not expecting...

Why aren't Labour doing better?

Posted over 9 years ago by Paul Geater with 0 comments

THE government is presiding over an economy that is stuttering. The "third party" is in coalition with them and is about as popular as the bubonic plague, but yet Labour has not been able to make hay while the sun shines - and in recent opinion...

Welcome...

Posted over 9 years ago by Ben Brett with 0 comments

I’m Paul Geater, the Evening Star’s political writer ­– and I’m not short of opinions of my own on political events here in Suffolk and in the wider world. I’m also interested in sport (football, cricket and motor-racing...