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English Language Premier League Commentary on Ziggo Sport

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By Nick Nugent

If you like me have a Ziggo box and have the package which gives you Ziggo sport then you will know that they often show the Premier League matches which Sky is also showing.  I was recently in one of the Irish Bars watching my team Everton take on Liverpool and was surprised to see there was an option to switch to English Commentary.

If you did not know this was an option before below I will demonstrate a 2 step guide to watching the football with English commentary.

Step 1 – On the Ziggo Sport channel select “i” on your remote and you should get the following screen:

Step 2 – On the soundtrack you see it is set to Nederlands and is highlighted.  Using the left/right button you can toggle to “ina”

Once “ina” is selected you should start to hear the English Commentary.

I have had a couple of issues close to the end of games were it reverts to Nederlands again, but you can follow the same procedure.  If you have a flick during the Half Time you will have to do the same thing again.

I thought it would be useful to impart my new found knowledge to you all, Enjoy!


Home is where the art is

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Home is where the art is

By Jane Walmsley


I am happy to admit that I am something of an Ignoramus when it comes to ‘Art’. 
I am as capable as the next Philistine of meandering around a museum looking at Masterpieces, but please don’t involve me in a discussion on brush strokes or the quality of light – my enjoyment just doesn’t extend that far.

While much leaves me awestruck an equal amount leaves me thinking “Emperor’s new clothes”, especially in the Modernist section. Yes, my name is Jane, and I am an Art Ignoramus! So in my blissful ignorance of things ‘arty’, what constitutes a worthwhile piece?  I have two criteria; does it ‘call to you’ and, would you put it on your wall?  A David? If I had the wall space – yes!  Van Gogh, definitely.  Picasso?  I’ll take a pass.

So with what, if anything, do I populate my walls? 
Sadly, nothing of significance, but I have one piece that I cherish for the colour, the style and the subject; a piece of inexpensive Pop Art but no less valuable to me for that.  Four different facets of my son’s face, ‘Warhol-ed’ in my favourite colours, computer printed from photos.

The styling is iconic, (which famous person hasn’t had the Warhol treatment?), the colours vibrant and, of course, my son’s beautiful face, captured in that moment of time with all the eloquent expression of exasperated adolescence.

Does it call to me?  Of course it does, I can almost hear him saying “Oh Mum, really??!!”
Have I put it on my wall?  Well….. er, yes.  So clearly then it meets my criteria but is it ‘Art’?  Should Art be universal or personal? Should it be for the masses or for a significant few?  Don’t know the answer to either of those, but I do know that I will never tire of this piece or replace it with something new.

Each day I look at it I see something different and the colours make my soul sing.  Gosh, I sound like Sister Wendy Beckett, and if a picture can make you do that, it’s got to be Art!  Hasn’t it?

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