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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Formula 1……….is another “male” barrier about to fall? (let us hope so)

Carmen Jorda has joined Lotus F1 as a development driver, becoming the second female to hold a Formula One back-up position after Williams’ Susie Wolff. The 26-year-old daughter of former driver Jose Miguel Jorda has been on the professional circuit … Continue reading

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Would Rafa, Roger or Novak need such “woo woo” (the self help merchants have a lot to answer for)

A revealing insight into Andy Murray’s tactical and mental approach has emerged after his motivational notes from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last week were leaked. A list of ten instructions are listed on a sheet of A4 … Continue reading

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Listening to jazz improves your golf!

Listening to jazz music while putting can boost your performance on the putting green, according to new university research. While any kind of music improves performance compared to listening to no music at all, jazz is the most effective musical … Continue reading

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