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Champions League Barcelona 1 PSG 4 (aggregate win 6-4)

I’m on a roll right now. Serious gamblers – unlike me – will often bemoan their bad luck but not see their good fortune, which I certainly enjoyed last night. Barcelona were firm favourites so I was attracted to bet against them. I did so when their winning odds dropped to 5/8  [...]

April 17, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : West Ham 0 Fulham 2

Fulham achieved their first double of the season – and third away win – at the London Stadium on Sunday. The victory removed all doubts that the team was coasting and thinking more about forthcoming holidays than points. It must nonetheless be inevitable that any team in mid-table like [...]

April 16, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Masters/final day

Hot favourite Scottie Scheffler duly romped home 4 shots clear of Swedish rookie Ludwig Aaberg. It’s Scheffler’s second green jacket in three years and follows victories in the Players Championship and at Houston. He is indisputably the best in the world at the moment and justified his skinny [...]

April 15, 2024 // 0 Comments

Will the real Quins show up?

Recently Bordeaux Bègles put 100 points past Saracens in the Investec European Challenge Cup, whilst Sarries put 51 points past Quins;  so what chances if any did Quins have at the Chanan Delmas stadium in Bordeaux yesterday? As it happened, quite a lot – as in a thriller – they ran [...]

April 14, 2024 // 0 Comments

Masters’ Thoughts

We have now reached cut off day and Major winners Dustin Johnson, Brian Harman, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Wyndham Clark did not make the cut. It was a day of high winds which conditions did not lend themselves to accuracy the most necessary component to master the Masters. The smart money [...]

April 13, 2024 // 0 Comments

Masters Preview

Even with the schism of LIV v PGA the Masters is always to look forward to and savour. Indeed the tourneys that will suffer from avoidance by the Liv golfers are more likely to be the non Majors. The Masters is the first Major and the only one played always on the same course in Augusta. It’s [...]

April 11, 2024 // 0 Comments

First round of the Championship round-up

Sussex supporters are entitled to feel aggrieved that they only drew with Northamptonshire. Had the start been at 10-30am – and floodlights been switched on – neither of which happened, they might have beaten Northants who were 173-9 at close of play and only 64 runs needed for victory. [...]

April 9, 2024 // 0 Comments

A day at Hove County ground (Sussex v Northants 3rd Day)

I got a lift back from the Amex yesterday from Jon Filby the Chairman of Sussex CCC and left my glasses in his car. He retrieved them and invited me to lunch yesterday in the boardroom to collect them. There were two problems: the first was I was tired and fancied a refuel at home; and, secondly, [...]

April 8, 2024 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Arsenal 3

Arsenal swept aide Brighton 3-0 with no difficulty. The tone was set in the opening minute when Gabriel’s free header from a well-flighted free kick went just past the post. Bukayo Saka and Kai Haivetz scorned more chances but Saka converted a penalty to give the Gunners the lead. Two more goals [...]

April 7, 2024 // 0 Comments

Harlequins 28 Glasgow Warriors 24 (Investec Cup)

The Comeback Kings are fast becoming the collapsible ones. 41-3 up against Bath Rugby, the game finished 41-34. Last night, after a sluggish start, Quins went 0-7 down but recovered to 21-7. In the second half Glasgow Warriors made it 24-21 and only a late try by Sam Riley and conversion by Marcus [...]

April 6, 2024 // 0 Comments

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