Remembering the noise and commotion of wartime

John Thornton was nearly six years old and the noise of war seemed all around them, he and his mother sought shelter beneath the stairs of their home in a small town north of London, England. “There was a lot of activity at night time with the convoys coming through, particularly the tanks that came through the main street where we lived,” he said, “like a minor earthquake that would shake and rumble the houses.”

Brit joins Varsity Blues to play sport she loves

Katherine Gale arrived in Canada with only two things – a hockey bag and her personal belongings. And that’s all she needed. Gale is from Crowthorne, England – a small town of close to 7, 000, only an hour southwest from London – and made the move oversees last September, attempting to take the next […]

World Cup Predictions:Contenders or Pretenders

Tournament predictions, they can sometimes be as wrong as can be but they still provide intrigue on who in fact is a contender or a pretender. The 2010 World Cup is no different, with 32 nations battling for the opportunity to be crowned world’s best, the Toronto Observer World Cup staff takes a look at […]

Expectations high for Capello’s English squad

England World Ranking: 8th Best World Cup finish: Won World Cup in 1966 Coach: Fabio Capello Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham), Joe Hart (Manchester City) Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa) […]