Category Archives: Sportsthoughts

Sportsthoughts (160) – Premier League predictions for 2017-18

Time for the most fruitless exercise of the year – predicting the outcome of this season’s Premier League! Always fun though. All starts again, absurdly, on a Friday –  11 August. Arsenal v Leicester. Same time as the World Athletic … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (159) – An encounter with Ron “Chopper” Harris

Last night, I and two old friends – Tony and Jon (he who is Dood) – had the pleasure of an evening at Stamford Bridge, sampling the delights of the food and wine that will be on offer to the … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (158) – Those Premier League predictions!

So, it’s that time of the year to ‘fess up and check my predictions against the outcomes in the Premier League, with the season finishing yesterday. And it’s fair to say that they were even wider of the mark than … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (157) – A tribute to Nick Evans, Quins fly half

On Friday evening just gone, Harlequins played their last home game of the season, against league leaders Wasps. My friend Jon and I duly went along, fully expecting the team to be whupped, particularly after the collapse against Exeter in … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (156) – Dimitri Payet and West Ham: love turns to betrayal

In January, Dimitri Payet, West Ham’s one time hero, refused to play for the club. This is a man apparently on £125,000 a week – football persists in describing salaries as a weekly amount. £6.5 million a year. Refusing to … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (155) – Deadly December!

December, rather than April, is the cruellest month when it comes to the Premier League – for managers. With the transfer window in January looming in January, chairmen start to question whether they want the current manager in post to … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (154) – So, goodbye Big Sam

Well that didn’t last long! 67 days after Sam Allardyce was appointed to his “Dream job” as England manager, he left “by mutual consent” after a catastrophic error of judgement in confiding to some Daily Telegraph journalists, posing as businessmen … Continue reading

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