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From playing to punditry

The fall-out from the abrupt removal of Kevin Pietersen from the elite England cricket squads – a decision I support, incidentally – continues to ripple across the media pages and airwaves. See here for the latest, as described in an article that appears today on the website of the DAILY [...]

March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina File

I thought you all might be interested in a recent development at Fiorentina.  The system of support  is a different model  to yours. There is a network of supporters clubs normally characterised by location, for example there is A Viola Club of London, but it could be a place of work. There is [...]

February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Working hard to catch up

With only a few weeks to go until the opening Grand Prix of the 2014 Formula One season, the Red Bull team is currently in a spot of difficulty with the development of its new car – see here for an article upon the problem on the website of the Daily Telegraph today – RED BULL ISSUES [...]

February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Respecting the referee

After a weekend in the county, yesterday I finally got around to reading my copy of the latest The Rugby Paper, rugby union’s weekly newspaper. One of its articles was a full-page diatribe by a regular contributor against the increasing preponderance of on-field chat/advice to the referee [...]

February 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Drugs in sport (again)

We learn today that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared the two-time Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown to compete again with immediate effect, after she had earlier received a two-year ban for a performance-enhancing drugs offence. I cast no aspersions at Ms [...]

February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Quins-watch (15) – The glass is half-full, of course

The business end of the rugby season is now upon us and, right on cue, the Harlequins have just slipped from fourth position in the Premiership to fifth, defeated away at Gloucester last weekend. A fair assumption being that Northampton Saints and ‘Saffra-cens’  – a common reference to [...]

February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

For all the forest running and medicine balls by way of training, the simple immutable fact remains that – once over the white line – there is little that can be done to change a result. Fulham’s keeper Stekelenberg had a good gane but right at the end fumbled a shot and, ironies [...]

February 23, 2014 // 2 Comments

Accenture Matchplay

I am surprised that the Matchplay at Dove Mountian Arizona should be experiencing sponsorship problems with Accenure pulling out. It’s true that Tiger  Woods, now really a spent force, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott pulled out. Matchplay offers the head to head excitement, when the very best [...]

February 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

An epic encounter at Billy Williams’ cabbage patch

Any slight frustration I felt at about 6.00pm last night, my long record of hopeless sporting predictions still intact after England’s 13-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham, was surpassed by sheer delight and wonder at the pulsating game of rugby that I had just witnessed on television. Those [...]

February 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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