Category Archives: Sportsthoughts

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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Sportsthoughts (153) – Time for those Premier League predictions!

It’s that that time again, to try to predict the outcome of a Premier League which becomes more unpredictable with every season. Last year was the most extraordinary, with Leicester City, one of the favourites for relegation when the season … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (152) – Why were England so bad against Iceland?

So we lost 2-1 to Iceland in the last 16 of the Euros. Had we won, we would have been up against France in the quarters, and didn’t have high hopes about that one. But it would have been par … Continue reading

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