Authors Posts by Jack Harrison

Jack Harrison


The Promised Land

Until the early hours of Thursday morning – Chicago Cubs were the worst franchise in American sporting history. 71 years had passed since their...

Shots and Statistics

How far can we rely on statistics to tell the true story of football that so many will tell you are hidden from mathematical analysis?

The Sporting Don?

As discussed in my first column – Why does sport matter – ‘we (humans) always try to simplify, quantify and break down life.’ Sports...

The Myth of Momentum

In the modern age of radio talk shows, huge TV rights deals and more Sky Sports channels than one could ever dream of, pundits...

Why does sport matter?

The world is a largely depressing place. With humans plagued by a chronic awareness of the futility of their own existence, it is a...


The Spotify syndicate

We should be wary of Spotify's control over the music we listen to

‘Beneath the music from a farther room’

This potential for interaction between artist and audience is a phenomenon of the modern era

Strange creatures: monstrosity in Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’

The world of literature is abundant with monsters: physical monsters, psychological monsters, benevolent monsters, evil monsters. However, there is hardly a monster as puzzling...

Should Philip Green have been named and shamed?

This follows Lord Hain naming Sir Philip Green in Parliament as the businessman accused of harassment

Why are you wearing a poppy?

Making Remembrance Day the default undermines its purpose