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Archive for June 2009

Start planning for next summer now

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THE football season eventually finished last night with the capitulation of the England Under-21s at the hands of Germany.

This means fans can get down to the real nitty-gritty of the summer – transfers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Doubles equivalent to the instructions in a condom box

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MONDAY marks the first day of the second week of Wimbledon.

The second Monday is always the best day of the tournament, with all the men’s and women’s last 16 matches taking place.

But it is all downhill from here. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Tennis player blames defeat on time of the month

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SIXTH-SEED Jelena Jankovic was today shockingly knocked out of Wimbledon by American teenager Melanie Oudin.

And Jankovic came up with an unusual excuse for the defeat in her post-match press conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Lions and Murray create sporting dilemma

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TODAY I supported the British and Irish Lions and Andy Murray in their respective matches against South Africa and Viktor Troicki.

Nothing unusual about that as I am British and they are both British competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian fan finds odd way to deal with defeat

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ITALY lost 3-0 to Brazil in the Confederations Cup earlier this week, resulting in their elimination from the tournament, despite only having to get out of a group containing the USA and Egypt.

For many fans there is only one way to deal with such disappointment, cover your face in ice-cream. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Bismarck and The Beast

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THE Lions have rung the changes for the second test bringing in five new faces.

Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald come into the backs with Simon Shaw slotting into the second row.

But it is in the front row where changes were needed most after Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira dominated the first test scrum.

English duo Phil Vickery and Lee Mears have been dropped in favour of Welshmen Adam Jones and Matthew Rees, but it is not Vickery’s or Mears’ fault for they were never going to stand a chance against two men named Bismarck and The Beast. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ashes Song by Tuffers and the Wooden Urns

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IT IS TIME to get your head around this song now, so you know the words by the time the first Ashes test begins in two weeks.

I have never heard of the Wooden Urns either, but I think it is safe to assume neither them nor Phil “The Cat” Tufnell are going to secure million-pund record deals on the back of this. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 24, 2009 at 11:37 am