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Sportsthoughts (146) – Two great days of sport: Cheltenham, Chelsea v West Ham and England’s Grand Slam

Yes, two great days of sports viewing, with a decent amount of beer and wine drinking thrown in! Sometimes it just has to be done… On Friday, just gone, I took the day off work, with a few friends, to … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (145) – Can England win the Grand Slam?

Three games into the Six Nations. England the only team with a 100% record. So can they do it, can they win the Grand Slam? The Welsh and French will say no, with games to come. The Scots and Irish … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (138) – Goodbye England!

So goodbye England. Against Fiji you were OK, but nothing more. Against Wales you were strong but gave the game away. You lacked composure and discipline when it mattered. Against Australia you lacked creativity and defensive nous. Your self belief … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (98) – A painful day on the sports sofa

All 12.30 yesterday it all looked so good. Just back from a bracing cycle. Chelsea v Arsenal – Arsene’s 1000th game – then Saracens v Quins at Wembley, the afternoon rounded off with West Ham v Man Utd at 5.30. … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (94) – So Close! France 26 England 24

(Wrote this on iPad while watching Chelsea beating Man City 1-0 at the Etihad. Impressive multi-tasking, I’m sure you’ll agree!) Well I said the predictions would probably be wrong! So close though, and agonising for England after coming back brilliantly … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (87) – A good day for Quins – at Twickenham and Leicester

2 November 2013 was a good day for Harlequins. First, Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown starred for England in their 20-13 victory over Australia. And then Quins went away to Leicester, and won 23-16. (Meanwhile West Ham had another 0-0 … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (67) – Wales win the Six Nations

So, when I last wrote about the Six Nations rugby, after two games, England were looking good, after victories over Scotland and Ireland. At the time, the main surprise was that France had lost their first two games, first against … Continue reading

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