Following the, er, success of my last attempt at doing this, I’ve decided I’d again run a prediction league for the Rugby World Cup, in conjunction with the lovely guys at rugbyunited. I know many people have their own blogs, with their own predictions, but there’s nothing stopping you joining in here, too! All you … More RWC 2019 Predictions
After so many years, it was time. There are some global sports stars who are worth the admission price alone, and here was one. Tom Brady. I’ve been privileged to see so many great sports stars over the years, from LeBron James to Leo Messi; Roger Federer to Dan Carter; Brian Lara to Usain Bolt. … More The Train Rolls On…
Even as a youngster, I worried that 1990 might be the pinnacle. 1996 came close, maybe because it was on our doorstep, but 1990? So close. At a push, I could probably name most of the team from that era. Ditto 1996. Ask me in 20+ years time who Gareth Southgate selected in his opening … More England, my England?
Over the course of the last few days, a lot has happened and here’s my thoughts on some of it. Let me begin by saying that this blog is going to be full of opinion, not just bland comment about how much I love my teams – that’s a given and if I wanted hits, … More Weekend round-up
Football fans have the FSF fighting their corner. The FSF have mobilised, the fans have stuck together and, in amongst all the dollars, deals have been struck. For this year, and I assume going forward, away fans at Premier League grounds will pay maximum £30. Compared to the £50 I paid at Chelsea last season, … More It’ll cost ya…
Where better to start back, than with a bit of rugby. My club team, Wasps, have started the season with a bang but my season started a week earlier, watching Racing 92 in Paris. Whilst I have no affiliation, or love, for a particular French side, it’s a privilege to be able to watch a … More Allez!
It’s been a while. Since I last saw you all, a lot has happened. It’s been a year, so of course it would’ve. But let’s have a quick summary: England dumped their coach (pretty much applicable in all major sports) The RFU hired one who is an Aussie, a straight-talker and a winner. Mostly a … More A long time coming
Week 4 of the Premiership has come and gone and we’re into a break now for some European action. We still had plenty of Tier 2 action this past weekend though, and here are some of the highlights of the first 4 weeks: A combined 67 starts and 40 replacement appearances. One player has started … More Tier 2 Premiership – Week 4!
Following on from my post about the Tier 2 players in the Premiership, here’s who played in Week 3! Each week, I’ll also try and highlight a couple of the players who featured – this week involving a Moldovan and another who ended up in the bin! Saracens 24 v London Irish 14 S= Titi Lamositele … More Tier 2 Premiership Week 3!
And here it is. With the main event over, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – who is the champion beer? After the quarter-finals HERE, we were left with a distinctly northern hemisphere semi-final line up, in complete contrast to the real thing. In the first semi-final, outsiders France took on the ever-growing … More Beer Finals!