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Archive for July 2009

Ref shows Ronaldinho the wrong card

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GRAHAM POLL has finally lost his title of the world’s most inept referee.

Although Poll showed three yellow cards to the same player at the 2006 World Cup, the referee of AC Milan’s pre-season friendly against Inter Milan did not even realise what card he was flashing. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Pietersen injury highlights a wider problem for the game

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KEVIN PIETERSEN has been forced out of the rest of this summer’s Ashes series with an achilles injury.

The loss of their best batsman is a huge loss for England.

And it now means, following Andrew Flintoff’s looming retirement (although Flintoff will limp through the rest of the series), the IPL has cost England probably their two best players and definitely their two most marketable. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Owen appears on Dragon’s Den

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I SETTLED down last night to watch a spot of television, as you do.

I was astounded however to find Michael Owen popping up on Dragon’s Den to flog himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

Sven rolls a seven in football’s eternal quest for a challenge

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THE world’s most unlikely sport’s story has been confirmed as true.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is going to be Notts County’s new director of football.

How odd. Read the rest of this entry »

No-one rejoices as Cink sinks Watson

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STEWART CINK defeated Tom Watson in a play-off yesterday to lift the Claret Jug at The Open.

But never has a victory been greeted with such apathy. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm

City and United play mean

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THE war of words between local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has intensified.

City kicked things off by parading new signing Carlos Tévez around Manchester in a petty yet amusing billboard campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Watson inspires Lineker back to the day job

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TOM WATSON will take a one-shot lead in the final round of the Open, after a day holding off the young pretenders around him.

It would be a fantastic fairytale to see the 59-year-old Watson win the Open – the equivalent of John McEnroe winning Wimbledon again or Alain Prost turning Jenson Button back into an also-ran.

And it certainly gave Gary Lineker something to think about as he presented the BBC’s television coverage. Read the rest of this entry »