The Sporting Chameleon

an absolute cheesecake of a sports blog

Archive for May 2010

Mourinho attempting to tick ego-boxes

leave a comment »

REAL MADRID will finally unveil José Mourinho as their new manager on Monday after agreeing compensation with Inter Milan.

Despite Inter being owed £13.5million under the terms of Mourinho’s contract, club president Massimo Moratti settled for a deal worth between £6 and 7million.

Even though Mourinho is probably the best manager of his generation, this deal means Real Madrid have spent considerably less on him than they did on Jonathan Woodgate. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Els’ redesign threatens golf’s impartiality

leave a comment »

MANY of golf’s leading professionals criticised Ernie Els at this weekend’s BMW Championship, regarding Els’ £6.5million redesign of the Wentworth course.

Seventeen of the 18 holes have been significantly altered on the iconic West Course, with the 18th receiving the biggest facelift – a brook now cuts across the fairway in front of a new, smaller, more undulating green. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

May 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Posted in All Posts, Golf

Tagged with , , ,

We’ll see him crying on the telly

leave a comment »

TONIGHT’S the night. The night where we will finally discover if all the excitement was worth it.

We will discover if he has picked the right team.

We will discover if it was just about the money or if it was really about being crowned the best around on July 11.

We will discover if abandoning the WAG was the right decision.

It is the game everyone’s been waiting for – Adrian Chiles makes his ITV debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

May 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm

No cloud in England’s twenty20 silver lining

leave a comment »

ENGLAND’S World Twenty20 win has raised questions about the position of test captain Andrew Strauss.

Will he have lost the dressing room? Will they still feel like “his team”? Will the world champions respect his leadership?

However asking those questions shows a lack of understanding of modern cricket or, simply, a failure to read a teamsheet. Read the rest of this entry »

England’s success hides cricket’s cloud

with one comment

FOR the third time running the World Twenty20 was an unqualified success.

For the first time ever the England limited-overs cricket team was an unqualified success. Read the rest of this entry »

Higgins’ escapades not snooker’s only problem

leave a comment »

SOMETHING bad happened to the world of snooker this weekend.

However it was not John Higgins’ dalliance with the News of the World.

It was far worse than that – I did not know who to support in the World Championship final. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

May 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm