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Archive for August 2009

Pattern emerges in Pompey exodus

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FOOTBALL’S summer transfer window will shut at 5pm tomorrow.

Portsmouth will be one Premier League club especially glad of this.

The south coast club entered January’s transfer window with a squad of players fresh from lifting the FA Cup the previous season.

Since then, though, one-by-one their best players have departed. Read the rest of this entry »

Barcelona take Super Cup too seriously

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EUROPEAN champions Barcelona have gone to extreme measures to ensure the European Sup Cup is added to their bulging trophy cabinet.

Barcelona have announced that Scrabble-hero Dmytro Chyhrynskiy will join them on Monday for 25 million Euros from Super Cup opponents Shaktar Donetsk.

As Chyhryrynskiy is cup-tied for the Champions League, this can only be to plant a mole in the ranks for tonight’s Monaco showpiece.

Written by Andrew Brook

August 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Badoer notches up defeat for the journeyman

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LUCA BADOER returned to Formula One on Sunday after 10 years without a race.

And he was rubbish.

Really rubbish. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

August 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Big Four leave door open for Medium Four

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR and Manchester City continued their unbeaten starts to the new Premier League this weekend with wins over West Ham and Wolves.

Both of these big-spending pretenders, Tottenham in particular, have started the season impressively.

And this may finally be the season when someone makes a firm step into the Big Four. Read the rest of this entry »

England win the Ashes

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ENGLAND have won the Ashes, after defeating Australia by 197 runs at The Oval.

Andrew Strauss has lifted sport’s most pathetic trophy while joy erupted around him.

But England’s victory proves one thing – this Australian team must be really bad. Read the rest of this entry »

Flintoff finds his moment at last

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Andrew Flintoff struck the crucial blow in the Ashes decider, when he ran out Australian captain and key batsman Ricky Ponting.

Flintoff spent most of the match looking around expectantly for some limelight to stand in, as Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Jonathan Trott stole his moment.

But in his final test Flintoff seized his opportunity to become an Ashes hero once more. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

August 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Bolt’s dominance rebuilds athletics’ reputation

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USAIN BOLT picked up his second gold medal at the World Athletics Championship yesterday with a dominant performance in the 200m.

This was also Bolt’s second world record of the event, his 19.19sec following a 9.56sec in the 100m.

In any other sport Bolt’s dominance would be boring.

But instead he has saved athletics. Read the rest of this entry »