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Tag Archives: football
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged Arsenal, English Premier League, football, Manchester City, Soccer, sports, West Ham 12 Comments
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged Chelsea, football, Ron Harris, Soccer, sports 15 Comments
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged Arsenal, Chelsea, English Premier League, football, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Soccer, sports, Tottenham, West Ham 4 Comments
lovelondonscenes 124 – The BT Tower from Marylebone
From Dorset Street, at the junction with Baker Street, to be precise.
Posted in Photos - lovelondonscenes Tagged BT Tower, football, London, Marylebone, Photography 1 Comment
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged Dimitri Payet, football, London, Soccer, sports, West Ham 4 Comments
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged English Premier League, football, Soccer, sports, West Ham 7 Comments
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged England, football, Sam Allardyce, Soccer, sports 6 Comments
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged English Premier League, football, Soccer, West Ham 7 Comments
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
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged England, Euro 2016, football, Soccer, sports 9 Comments
Sportsthoughts (151) – Euro 2016 predictions!
Slightly slow off the mark, as the tournament started yesterday, but France beat Romania as expected, so nothing’s happened to change my views yet. So here are my predictions for the tournament. Guaranteed to be wrong! Winners : Spain Second: … Continue reading
Posted in Sportsthoughts Tagged England, Euro 2016, Euro 2016 predictions, football, France, Germany, Italy, Soccer, Spain, sports 3 Comments