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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 (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 (86) – Quins 24 Sale 3, in photos

At last, Quins got back to winning ways at home yesterday, beating Sale 24-3. Lots of players missing, either through injury or international call-ups, but that gave the youngsters a chance, and they rose to the occasion. Marshalled by the … Continue reading

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Kick off at the Stoop, Twickenham on Saturday. Things went downhill from there! Quins lost 26-33 at home to Llanelli Scarlets in the first game of the Heineken Cup. In theory, the most winnable of the six group games. Back … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (83) – early term report for Quins and Irons

A bit of a mixed bag. OK, but not great. Early days and all that, but the doubts hover. For West Ham, in particular, early season optimism is now officially over. An ugly battle for a mid table place seems … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (74) – Season over for Quins, but the future is bright.

Quins went up to Leicester for their Premiership playoff semi final. The prize for coming third in the regular season. Lost 33-16. Season over. It was a good game. Quins really took Leicester on in the first half. Good defensive … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (69) – Quins ambushed!

Heineken Cup quarter final weekend. The European rugby elite go head to head: Clermont Auvergne v Montpellier, Saracens v Ulster, Toulon v Leicester… and Quins v Munster. Clermont, Sarries and Toulon all won. And Quins were ambushed, on and off … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (66) – Quins lose at home again, 16-27 v Exeter

I have a lot of fun blogging about how good Quins are. So here’s one for balance. Second defeat in three at home. The first was 16-17 against a resurgent Wasps. Not a great performance, but a game that could … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (64) – Quins 25 Leicester 21: Danny returns!

With the Six Nations in full flow, club rugby has to make do. If you are a top club – like Harlequins – you lose some of your best players for a couple of months. The ones who are first … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (59) – Oh No! Arsenal 5 West Ham 1

Fortunately I went out last night, so I didn’t watch or listen to the drubbing that West Ham got at the Emirates. It mostly happened in a ten minute spell just after half time, when Arsenal rapidly scored four goals. … Continue reading

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