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Results 23/08/16 – plus failure in futsal

Futsal’s an odd sport. Essentially a form of indoor football, it focuses on skills, improvisation and the promotion of close-knit team play. Played in, but not limited to, Hispanic and Eastern European countries, futsal is often used to develop young … Continue reading

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Results 22/08/16 – The Post-Olympic blues

I started this blog back in 2012, excited about the London Olympic Games and the realisation that I do actually enjoy watching sports – and not just the mainstream of football, rugby and cricket etc. Unemployed at the time, I … Continue reading

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Pat McQuaid is not the democratic choice

UCI president Pat McQuaid was recently branded a “dictator” and “an embarrassment to cycling” after his decision to allow himself to be nominated for the next term by any country, not just the Irish federation. I can’t help but completely … Continue reading

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Results 7/6/2013 – Barry Hawkins begins 2013/14 with three straight wins

World Snooker Championship runner-up Barry Hawkins has got off to a respectable start to his season by reaching the Last 16 on the first day in Sofia. Barely a month after the end of the 2012/13 season, several top players … Continue reading

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Results 6/6/13 – England hockey men succumb to a third Belgium bashing

England‘s prospects at advancing to the Hockey World League final seem to have taken a huge blow after they fell to their third consecutive friendly defeat to Belgium. Captain Barry Middleton was the sole scorer on Tuesday but not even … Continue reading

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Results 5/6/13 – Rajiv Ouseph and Heather Olver amongst the English names to advance in Thailand

Rajiv Ouseph and the pairing of Chris Adcock and Gabby White were both seeded sixth going into the SCG Thailand Open but England’s best badminton players suffered decidedly mixed fates on the opening day. Men’s champion Ouseph breezed past his … Continue reading

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Results 4/6/13 – Froome and Thomas still in the Criterium hunt

The Criterium de Dauphiné may be one of the last warm-ups for Chris Froome heading into the Tour de France but it was Sky Procycling team-mate Edvald Boassen Hagen that took the third stage in Tarare. The Norwegian champion was … Continue reading

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