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Anyone for tennis?

And so the sun sets on another Wimbledon tournament, one that will be remembered in part for the two losing singles finalists. Serena Williams was the runner up in the ladies final, ten months after giving birth, and Kevin Anderson lost in the men’s final to Novak Djokovic, two days after playing the second-longest match […]

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Oh, what a night

or why football remains the most popular and exciting sport Oh, what a night. It had drama, heroes and villains, and, for once, the tears shed at the end of game were tears of joy. On a night of pure theatre, England beat Colombia in a penalty shoot out to proceed to the quarter finals […]

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The Sausage Sandwich Game

Red sauce, brown sauce or no sauce at all – checking for bias at the BBC One of the great pleasures of a Saturday morning is being able to linger over your breakfast whilst listening to the wit and whimsy of Danny Baker on Radio 5. A highlight of his show is the sausage sandwich […]

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A Safe Bet?

A few days ago good pal of mine got in touch with me. I could sense his excitement, he knew he was in the money. William Hill are offering a prize of £50 million, for a £2 stake, if you can correctly predict how the Premier League will finish. I’m thinking to put the top […]

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David Moyes – Flawed genius or just plain unlucky?

Napoleon had his “lucky generals.” When told of the heroism, skill and experience of a General he is reported to have asked: That’s all very well, but is he lucky? Even the most football-phobic can’t help to have heard of the recent sacking from Manchester United of their manager, David Moyes.  Moyes had a torrid […]

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