David Goodwin

Press Service International

David Goodwin is the former Editor of The Salvation Army’s magazine,War Cry. He is also a cricket tragic, and an unapologetic geek.

David Goodwin archive of articles may be viewed at  http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/david-goodwin.html

  • Good riddance to bad rubbish

    The end of one year and the beginning of another is always greeted with a sense of anticipation and excitement.

  • No Paine, No Gaine

    The recently concluded Test series between Australia and India was one for the ages. While calling it the greatest series of all time is a bit of a stretch.

  • Bread and Circuses

    Recently, I happened to stumble across a television series highlighting the greatest fights in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Competition). UFC, which combines wrestling, boxing and martial arts—and is most definitely not choreographed or staged—can at times seem less fighting and more cuddling.

  • The Times they are for a-changing

    As we find ourselves ambushed by the dying of the year—how can it possibly be December already—the retail machine is making sure our minds are turning towards Christmas.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    The use of animals in sport is as old as sport itself, even if our ideas of what is acceptable entertainment have changed over the years.

  • Heavy Lies the Head

    Full disclosure: I’ve never been a huge fan of Victoria’s Premier, Dan Andrews. I always felt his leadership style a bit too autocratic for my taste, and I had major concerns with many of the “nanny state” type laws that sought to impose an ideological agenda at the expense of free thought and expression—rather than a society that respected the right to diverse views instead of only the “right” way of thinking.

  • Playing in the Bubble

    Right now, things should be ramping up at our local cricket club. But, instead sore muscles that haven’t been used for months and gathering in the rooms to boast about how many wickets or runs we will get this year there is simply...silence.

  • Fasten Forward

    Over the weekend, I took part in a get together of other writers, the first time that I had been involved in a group event for what seems like month. It was surreal watching more than a few get together, certificates handed between people, all the things that we would have taken for granted last year.

  • Taking a Knee

    Those of you who, like me, can’t look away from the never boring world of American politics may be aware of the current movement engulfing professional sports in the United States.

  • Hyper-Critical

    There’s a well-known saying that goes something like this: “Those who can, do...those who can’t, teach”. It’s been around so long it’s become almost accepted wisdom, and is often used by those who can't come up with an original thought of their own as a way to put down teachers. It’s lazy, and says more about them than the object of their scorn...a bit like “Ok, boomer”.