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Back to the future, again, I suppose

Sunday 10th December 2017: European Champions Cup 2017/2018: Pool 1 (La Rochelle; Harlequins; Wasps; Ulster) Round 3 match – Harlequins v Ulster at the Stoop, kick-off 1.00pm: Result: Harlequins 5 Ulster 17: Pool positions after Round 3 – Ulster 2nd on 8 points, Harlequins fourth (bottom) on 1 [...]

December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Birmingham 0

In a scrappy match not unlike the 1-0 victory over Millwall, Fulham at least achieved 3 points, our third home win and a second consecutive clean sheet. Birmingham were a very poor side with nil firepower. Our pleasing but sometimes over-intricate passing game resulted in an early goal when Kebano [...]

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

In sport as in life?

Sport is without doubt the most exasperating, mind-expanding, joyous, life-enhancing and wonderful pastime ever gifted to the human race. One might venture to suggest that it makes the world go around. However, as we reach the end of a year in which the extraordinary new US President seems [...]

December 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

World Cup early review

I have not had the chance as yet for a proper conflab with Pargie but I know he is big on France for value as in his view they combine top league experience with the likes of Koscielny, Lloris, Giroud, Schmeidelin, Cabaye, Pogba and Payet, Veraine of Real Madrid and Griezmann of Atletico allied to [...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

I guess you wouldn’t start from here …

We fans of the game are in no doubt that there’s scarcely anything so compelling as a full-on rugby match between two top sides. Although that statement is intended neither a contribution to an ongoing Rust debate as to which sport is most exciting, nor indeed one on the topic of which [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ashes commentary

I suspect there is little argument in the Great Rust Debate other than the best way to follow the Ashes is on the radio warm and toasty under the duvet. This said, I have been ever so slightly disappointed by the transmission. Aggers TMS has always had an irreverent side and long may that continue. [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The corridor of (un)certainty

With the Ashes second test now apparently drifting away from England, here’s an article definitely worth reading and considering, penned by Jonathan Liew and spotted today upon the website of – THE INDEPENDENT [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Golf winners new

Once again Jeremy Chapman came up trumps picking the winner of the Mauritius Open, Dylan Frittelli and the Hero in the Bahamas (Ricky Fowler). Dylan Frittelli and the winner of the Australian PGA Cameron Smith epitomise the talented generation of fine young golfers of whom you will be hearing more [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another night of magic at the Stoop

Sunday 3rd November: Aviva Premiership Round 10: Harlequins v Saracens @ the Stoop, kick-off 3.00pm: Result – Harlequins 20: Saracens 19: Latest league positions: Saracens 3rd on 31 points, Harlequins 7th on 24 points. I watched this programme on BT Sport in the comfort of my home sitting room. [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Liverpool 5

Whilst it did not happen in gritty performances against Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United, we were going to catch one eventually and we did yesterday when we were the whipping boys. My neighbour said a fair score would have been 8-5. Liverpool took a 2-0 lead into the half-time [...]

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

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