Sunday, 1 April 2012


Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist

So, after a year of being involved with the mighty LeftLion, 10 months as Sports Editor (my trial period hasn’t been officially terminated), the editor, Nish, deemed that I was worthy of featuring in the Contributors section on page 1. To this end, I had to submit a photo and, joyfully, this meant a use, at last, for some portrait shots artfully taken by a friend and coursemate from university, Liz Dunningham, some time in the late 1990s, when I had hair…

Scott Oliver, Sports Editor 
Born in the World capital of darts, Stoke-on-Trent, Scott came here to study Spanish twenty years ago, only returning to Staffs on summer weekends to play cricket, usually after a night of throwing improbable shapes at the Marcus Garvey or Sky Club, The proud holder of a recently completed PhD on Argentine history, using the work of Gilles Deleuze (one of his two heroes – the other being Jeffrey Lebowski), the things Scott likes most about Notts are its deep house musical heritage and the Forest 'Rec. A writer of two blogs for football and for cricket – Scott has also written about kicky-bladder for The Blizzard and clonky-cork for Spin. Despite playing against over fifty international cricketers, his greatest sporting moment remains the 160 checkout he fired in at The Priory on Derby Road before it became a Toby Inn.

The Lord of the Nish has accepted me. I have arrived.

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