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There’s a lot of it about …

Here is a range of noteworthy pieces that have already appeared upon the websites of the British media on what is a crowded sporting weekend:- Jack Austin reporting on the drugs suspension of British sprinter Nigel Levine in – THE INDEPENDENT Before too many rugby fans continue smugly [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina file: Fiorentina 0 Juventus 2

Last night was the big one, the visit of Juve. The hatred goes back to 1982 when both teams were mano and mano going for the title. Juve were awarded a penalty at Catanzaro converted by Liam Brady but Fiorentina were refused one at roughly the same time at Cagliari. “Better second than a [...]

February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Gary Kasparov

For a varety of reasons I was delighted to hear the podcast of Gary Kasparov on Desert Island Discs. Firstly the castaway is normally some high achieving woman of whom I have never heard. Secondly, whereas you don’t have to listen to the BBC radio too long for a critique of Donald Trump, [...]

February 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Superbowl

When I worked on the sports desk of a national newspaper I was fortunate enough to be allocated gridiron football. This was the era of the San Francisco 49ers with quarterback Joe Montana and wide receiver Jerry Rice in their pomp. It was a good gig, you got to go to the Superbowl with all its [...]

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Six Nations: it’s early days yet

At their elite levels rugby union football is a very different sport to its association counterpart because of its physicality. Arguably, there is little more delightful to watch than a great soccer team going about its business – not for nothing is it called ‘the beautiful game’ – and [...]

February 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Next stop decline and fall?

Most Sundays I manage to acquire a copy of an excellent publication for those interested in the sport (The Rugby Paper) – I say that because, when he remembers, my local newsagent holds one back for me. Here’s the text of an article that begins on its front page today – I should [...]

February 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Seagulls see goals

Whilst Manchester City with their 13 point lead are turning the Premier race into a procession there is much excitement in the lower half where 7 points separate 10 teams. Two of them Brighton and West Ham met at the Amex and the Seagulls emerged as clear winners 3-1. Unified under a pragmatic [...]

February 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Upon being bored into submission (a treatise)

Friday 2nd February 2018: Anglo-Welsh Cup Round 4: Northampton Saints v Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens, kick-off 7.45pm: Result – Northampton Saints 36 Harlequins 10: Latest position – Northampton Saints qualify for the knockout stage, Harlequins will now have to rely upon results elsewhere [...]

February 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here we go again

Although no doubt our many readers who follow sport will already be aware of this breaking media story yesterday, I feel it is my duty to provide a link today to Martha Kelner’s piece on the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s astonishing decision to overturn the life bans imposed upon 28 [...]

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Something not quite right?

This short post is merely an unimportant observation upon the controversy surrounding Phil Neville’s recent appointment as the manager of the England women’s football team. The furore has been over two issues: firstly, whether or not his ‘celebrity’ as a former [...]

January 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

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