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Archive for July 2009

Tévez gets Fergie where it really hurts

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CARLOS TÉVEZ was unveiled at Manchester City yesterday and wasted no time in getting one up on his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Not by refuting Ferguson’s suggestions that he had tried to contact Tévez several times, by saying: “I was there for two years and Sir Alex never called or sent any text messages in that time.” Harsh words, Carlos.

No, what will have riled Ferguson most is Tévez solving the mystery of what happened to the other half of my grandma’s tea cosy. Read the rest of this entry »


Webber is a happy bunny

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MARK WEBBER won his first Grand Prix on Sunday in Germany.

His reaction after crossing the line touched and amused me in equal parts, so here it is. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Boycott’s mum could do it better – if she were alive

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RICKY PONTING has thrown his toys out of pram after Australia failed to win the first test.

In doing so he has already turned Bilal Shafayat into this series’ Gary Pratt.

Even some of Ponting’s players have suggested that Australia would have adopted similar time-wasting tactics.

And Ponting only has himself and his side to blame for not bowling Monty Panesar out in 35 attempts.

Panesar is such a poor batsman that I am pretty sure Geoffrey Boycott’s mum could have got him out, if she were alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Monty snatches a draw with the greatest 7 not out ever

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ENGLAND somehow secured a draw in the first Ashes test, after Paul Collingwood led one of cricket’s greatest escapes.

This, despite being battered by Australia for three straight days, means England remarkably emerge in a better position than after the first test of the 2005 series.

Cricket is the only sport where the margin between a draw and a total spanking is so fine. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Day for heroes

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THE Tour de France is possibly the most heroic, treble-hard sporting event on the planet.

Everyday a group goes for broke and takes off down the road.

Everyday you are cheering them, imploring them to stay ahead, but everyday they are reeled in by the masses.

Staging a breakaway in the Tour de France is sporting suicide.

Not today. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 10, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Batsmen caught out by a pocket

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SHORT-LEG is a tricky fielding position.

But for Jonathan Trott to catch out Ed Joyce this way took some real skill.

Written by Andrew Brook

July 10, 2009 at 5:05 pm

We were bad, then we were good for a bit, what are we now?

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THE waiting is over.

One of the world’s greatest sporting contests, the Ashes, begins today in Cardiff.

And even if you do not care about cricket, you have to care about the Ashes. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 8, 2009 at 8:43 am