Category Archives: Sport

It’s a woman, no it’s a man……….no, its an Iranian footballer so it could be either!

Tests are to be carried out on football players in Iran’s women league to make sure they are not men in disguise. Officials from the governing body of the sport in the Islamic state are to swoop unannounced on training … Continue reading

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I have bought a Bugatti………………

As any “petrol head” will know, one of the most desirable (if not the MOST desirable) car available today is the Bugatti Veyron. Popularised by the exploits of Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, when he drove the car across Europe … Continue reading

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FC Bradford City, FK Atlantas and the “missing” Lithuanian fans………………..

I was having a large espresso this morning and reading “99 Stories About Klaipeda” by Vygantas Vareikis* (excellent book if you are interested in Lithuania and particularly the history of Klaipeda) when I came across a page about football in … Continue reading

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Tour de Yorkshire comes to my backgate…………………

After the success last year of bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire the organisers decided to launch their own tour of the county in 2015, capitalising on the massive enthusiasm (and crowds) from last year. So I was extremely … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton………….spoiled, self centred, egotistical brat

After being criticised by teammate Nico Rosberg for driving too slow, Lewis Hamilton’s win at the Chinese Grand Prix has been marred by another controversy. The Formula One world champion has been slammed online and labelled “selfish” and “inconsiderate” after … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with this woman………………

Now this is how you deal with a stroppy footballer who challenges the referees  assistant over a “throw in.” He will learn not to do it again when he gets such an assertive response. Would that more male linesmen would … Continue reading

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Gentlemen, welcome to the 21st century…………………..(in celebration of International Women’s Day)

“I was on the sideline once and an old-boy just standing there shouted ‘Calm down sweetheart’. It made me rage, but I just had to not respond and think, ‘OK, he’s ignorant, that’s his problem.’” Katherine Merchant and Rochelle ‘Rocky’ … Continue reading

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