I wonder how many of the good wishes embodying the hope for new beginnings, as all New year wishes should, were sent with the unreserved confidence that things would in fact be different.

Without becoming too philosophical, normality in most societies is defined by the daily and apparently ordinary things that make up the complex matrix of its complete structure. So it is not trite to believe that sport plays as important a role in this process as other apparently more mundane activities...

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