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Sportsthoughts (129) – A crazy end to the Six Nations Rugby!

Well, what a great, breathless end to the Six Nations rugby! England 55-35 up against the French, needing another six points to take the title on points difference, from Ireland and Wales. A minute left on the clock. A rolling … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (125) – Quins’ season so far/ Six Nations kicks off

It’s that time of year again. Early February. Crap weather, freezing cold… and the Six Nations rugby to warm the cockles of our hearts. I’m delighted to see so many of the Quins boys in the England squad: captain Chris … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (121) – Today was a good day!

Yeah, as Ice Cube once sang, today was a good day. If you support Harlequins and West Ham, like me. Let’s start with Quins, because I was there, at the Stoop today.  European Champions Cup, against Leinster (in terms of … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes – 70

The sun came out and Quins beat London Welsh 52-0 yesterday!

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Sportsthoughts (119) – Quins 0 Saracens 39 – what’s happening?

First home game of the new rugby Premier League season last night. A tough one against Saracens, winners of the league last year in regular time, although they lost in the play-off final to Northampton. Got there 15 minutes into … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (104) – Saints take the Premiership title

Last Saturday, another awesome game of rugby, as Northampton beat Saracens 24-20 in the final play of the Premiership final. Cruel on Saracens, who won the league in normal time by nine points. Even crueller, as they lost the previous … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (103) – European Sporting Summits

On the long weekend when the political institutions and elites of Europe were blown a very large raspberry by voters across the EU, I shall stick to sport and reflect on two engrossing finals: Toulon v Saracens in rugby’s Heineken … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (102) – Harlequins hit the Saracens wall, Arsenal conquer their demons

Saturday was a great sports viewing day. I had a cycle down to Hammersmith beforehand, before settling down for two big deciders for two of my favourite teams: Quins and Arsenal. (West Ham are on their hols already). For Quins, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (100) – Awesome Saracens crush Clermont

My 100th Sportsthoughts. Appropriate that it celebrates a truly outstanding sporting feat. Heineken Cup semi final at Twickenham. England’s best club team at the moment, Saracens, against the mighty Clermont Auvergne, up there with Toulon and Toulouse as the best … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (96) – Ireland win the Six Nations – just

So my predictions weren’t off the wall this year. I had the top two, England and Ireland, the wrong way round. I got Wales 3rd and France 4th right and Italy/ Scotland the wrong way ( I thought Italy would … Continue reading

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