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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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Its all getting quite exciting

Russia 2018 – its turning out to be a vintage World Cup. We’ve had shocks, upset and – at the time of writing – England are still in it (with a supposedly “easy” route to the final. Half of me dares to hope, the other half fears we will be dumped out tomorrow night by […]

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Most Competitive League in Europe

Saturday saw Aston Villa face Fulham FC in what is widely regarded as the most valuable game in world football – the winners of the Championship play off can look forward to the next season in the Premier League, a season worth circa £170 million, a sum far eclipsing the prize money of any other […]

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One in Eight (thousand)

A warm Sunday morning in May. I’m up (too) early and heading off to my local football ground. Its cup-final day for the local youth leagues and I shall be officiating in a couple of games, first as an assistant referee, then I shall swap with the man in the middle who will be my […]

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