The game is just beginning

The fiscal treaty is already obsolete. What policymakers should be doing is looking to where the ball is heading - not where it's been, writes David McWilliams.

26th May, 2012
'The thing about poker is you have two minutes to figure out who the fool at the table is. If you haven't figured it out in two minutes, the fool is you.'

In football, there is the following expression: he reads the game well. All good players read the game well. The same goes for rugby. Today, you will hear commentators say about Brian O'Driscoll that he reads the game.

This means that Drico can see where the game is going, where the next play is and how to either deal with it or seize the opportunity. In soccer, the player who reads the game knows where...

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