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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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Mark Cavendish and Omega Pharma-Quick Step are the perfect fit

Mark Cavendish’s decision to ride for Omega Pharma-Quick Step after spending 2012 at Sky Procycling appears to be the best one of his life. Joining the Belgian outfit on a three year contract, the Manx rider is already enjoying one … Continue reading

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Results: 6-9 September 2012, over twenty sports, over fifty competitions

This Weekend’s Top Performers As I wasn’t here for the entire weekend, I’m turning the usual “top 5” into a top ten. See if you agree, pop pickers! * David Weir – another two medals, culminating in the marathon. He … Continue reading

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Belated Wednesday 5th September 2012 action

Literally just one game of football to note on Thursday, as Oxford United beat Swindon Town 1-0. Substitute Alfie Potter scored a late 88th minute goal to take Oxford into the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern draw. … Continue reading

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Results 31/8/2012 – More Paralympic success and some canoe slalom

Friday’s Star Performers * Hannah Cockroft – decimated the 100m field, got gold with a Paralympic record * Mark Lee Colbourne – world record in the heats then gold the same day * Stephen Cummings – winner of a Vuelta … Continue reading

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Results: Paralympics versus the Diamond League

Yesterday’s Top 5 Athletes * Robbie Grabarz – bronze in the Olympic Games, he’s finished his season as the best high jumper in the Diamond League * Sarah Storey – won her eighth Paralympic gold medal with a world record … Continue reading

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