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View from the south stand: Sale 34 Wasps 28

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:30:10 +0000

Prior to the game, I was pondering this opening paragraph (hey, it’s what we writers do, OK?) and thinking how nice it would be to start with something like “I was fully expecting to be writing about a plucky defeat, but in the event…” Well, I was fully expecting to be writing about a plucky defeat, but in the event…

Demolition Derby

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:08:41 +0000

Sunday’s Bristol- Bath Premiership clash threatens to be “Demolition Derby” day for Bristol – and perhaps even for Bath. Bristol, having won only two Premiership ties are six points adrift of fellow strugglers Worcester, with the tougher of two daunting run ins to come. While Worcester seem to be improving, one more heavy defeat could put Bristol’s hopes of league survival through the crusher. Conceding eight tries to Leicester is hardly ideal preparation for a derby meeting with old rivals eight places higher in the table.  For Bath, it is not so much aspiration as squad continuity which has been wrecked recently by yet more ill luck with injury. Just as the backrow resources were starting to look luxurious, the Rec outfit lost two hookers to fractures within forty eight hours and were forced to field a makeshift and callow backline by injuries to Tapuai, Fruean and Wilson. The game seems destined to be car crash viewing for somebody, but for whom?  

What would you give for this?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:58:17 +0000

A famous victory that ultimately proved in vain with Bristol relegated after a dismal performance against London Irish.  Even if B**h had finished the season rock bottom the chances are they would have been saved by a shocking merger of the two clubs.  But here's the match report from that game: The end result of the 222nd meeting between these great West Country rivals, which if the papers are to be believed are destined to be called either the Wessex Stormers or the West Country Stormers in the very near future, was a resounding 30-20 victory for the Bristol Shoguns.

Umesh Yadav: Right Arm Fast

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:52:19 +0000

The upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy is being viewed as a battle between Indian spinners and Australian batsmen, but there may be another bowler that the Australian batsmen need to be wary of. 

Player Ratings v The Team That Ate All The Pies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:15:17 +0000

Arsenal got through a mainly uneventful 5th round tie v Sutton, there were no great performances by Arsenal players, and MotM went to a Sutton player. Sutton played well, but sadly failed to score, which might have made the match more exciting than the routine affair it became. The only memorable moment was the sight of Wayne Shaw (reserve Sutton keeper) eating a pie. Apparently the FA are now investigating the incident. Enough of this idle chatter, here are the ratings:

Diary 32 - Don't mention the matchday experience

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:04:32 +0000

BURNLEY 0 LINCOLN CITY 1 (FA Cup) and yes you read that right.      The conditions on the day of the Chelsea game brought back to mind the curious expression ‘the matchday experience.’   

Reds Ratings v Brighton

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:27:15 +0000

  Barnsley 0 – 2 Brighton  

Honeywell Leisure Leagues Sunday 6 a side League

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:12:40 +0000

  In the Sunday 6 a side league held at Honeywell Sports Centre there were some excellent matches played.  

News: on SportNetwork

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:59:02 +0000

The Directors of COYSDC Limited, trading as, hereby give notice that, as of Midnight on 28th February 2017, the company shall no longer be the proprietors of the Northampton Saints website hosted by SportNetwork.

Martin Johnson Interview talks Farrell & the Cardiff Win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:04:04 +0000

WORLD Cup winner Martin Johnson has singled out fly-half Owen Farrell as England’s trump card as Eddie Jones’ men chase back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slam titles.   If selected this weekend by Jones to play against Italy at Twickenham, Farrell will win his 50th England cap; he has also already amassed over 500 international points, appeared at a World Cup in 2015 and toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2013 in Australia. Farrell was selected on a six-man shortlist for World Player of the Year in the summer and despite missing out on the top gong, he has become England’s Mr Reliable; both off the kicking tee and with his creativity behind the scrum. He has been promoted to England’s vice-captaincy role and skippered the side during the last-gasp win against Wales in Cardiff following the withdrawal of skipper Dylan Hartley after just 46 minutes.       Farrell, who helped Saracens win the domestic and European double in 2016, has formed a formidable midfield pairing with Leicester-bound George Ford and is now the first name on England boss Jones’ team-sheet.

Welcome win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:26:56 +0000

Our first league win of 2017 took a long time in coming but the Blues were well worth the 36-21 victory at Clifton Lane which leapfrogs us above our hosts ..

Point Proved Against Plymouth

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:07:01 +0000

Pools can get out of trouble. Indeed the point won agaisnt high flying Plymouth could well prove to be the turning point as Dave Jones asserts himself on the squad ..

Middlesex TOILet Humour

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:39:23 +0000

This our final caption competition of the close season. See what you can make of this headline? Adelaide has opted to be the judge 

Prediction League Week 24 Airdrie 0 Vs.4 Livingston

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:34:44 +0000

One more loss to Livingston this season and they get to keep us on thier mantle piece. In the first half only a spectacular strike from Sean Crighton, after Adam Brown failed once again to track his man, separated the teams. The second half however was all Livingston and Airdrie crumbled under the onslaught.Livingston second goal came five minutes after the restart when Joe Gorman scored an uncontested own goal. Next up Was Danny Mullen who fired low fromeange to beat Ferguson and then in the dying minutes Nicky Cadden scored with a header. To add insult to injury Ryan Conry was red carded for a late challenge and push. 

Williams Martini team unveils FW40

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:47:35 +0000

In the lead-up to the commencement of testing for the 2017 Formula One season the Williams Martini team would unveal photos of the 2017 challenger the FW40. The team's FW40 is the first car designed to F1's new 2017 rules to be revealed.

We Ain't Going to Stanford it. Part 4 of 6

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:34:05 +0000

Beefy reports on the richest game in cricket history as part of his Stanford tour reporting. This the fourth out of six pieces.    For those who missed 1-3 and can be asked please click on links.  Meanwhile, enjoy reading about the build up and the ultimate heartbreak   

Virat Rules Cricket Batting: Top 3 In Every Format

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:05:57 +0000

Not only are India top 3 in every format...but Virat Kohli is top three in every format...according to the ICC rankings

Bangladesh Finally Make Their Indian Debut

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:25:05 +0000

Contrary to some suggestions that India has snubbed Bangladesh by not hosting them for a Test series for over 16 years since their Test debut back in 2000, which incidentally occured versus India, the BCCI which was instrumental in getting Bangladesh Test status has been a benefactor for the Bangladesh cricket board all these years since.


Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:39:06 +0000

Ged Ladd describes the fourth day of the Taunton match from his work perspective. Having spent part of the previous week in Scarborough and having scheduled more time off the coming Thursday and Friday for the test match, Ged was planning on getting his work done during the Somerset match…until the match got very interesting! There are links to MTWD reports covering all 4 days at end of the report to confirm it really happened. This was the day most of us dared to believe we could really be champions.      

Massa to replace Bottas for 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:34:28 +0000

Williams Martini Racing would finally confirm that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join Williams on a one-year deal, coming out of retirement to replace Valtteri Bottas who the team has released to join Mercedes for the 2017 season.

Williams team silly season

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 02:16:30 +0000

With Technical Chief Pat Symonds confirmed as leaving the Williams team and with continued reports that Paddy Lowe will be leaving Mercedes to join Williams, as well as the uncertainty as to whether or not Valtteri Bottas will leave the team to be replaced by Felipe Massa, it is certainly turning out to be Williams' own silly season. This is not the best of situations as the team prepares for the 2017 F1 season, a season that will see some of the biggest changes in Formula One in recent times.

Williams 2017 driver line-up uncertain

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 08:47:18 +0000

Recent reports have the Williams team considering to allow Valtteri Bottas to leave the team to join Mercedes in 2017. But any such move would only be considered if an experienced driver could be found to replace him. This has seen Felipe Massa come into the picture. Is any decision regarding Valtteri becoming more of a financial decision with the Williams team gettting a reduction in the cost of their Mercedes engines. If the Williams team allows Valtteri to move to Mercedes is it going to be a decision that they live to regret?

Abu Dhabi GP: Massa ends his career with points finish

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:07:42 +0000

The final race of the 2016 Formula One season, the 2016 Abu Dhabi GP, would see Williams Martini driver Felipe Massa end his time in Formula One with a points scoring finish with a 9th place. For team-mate Valtteri Bottas his race would end in disappointment with a retirement with a suspension issue. The Williams Martini team would finish 5th in the Constructors Championship.

Abu Dhabi GP: Massa 10th in his final qualifying

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:35:48 +0000

The results of qualifying for the 2016 Abu Dhabi GP would see the Williams Martini team secure 10th and 11th. For Felipe Massa this would be his last qualifying session in Formula One so it was a great way to finish his carer ahead of his team-mate. Valtteri Bottas would finish in 11th and would have the choice of tyres for the strat of the race.

Ryder Cup 2014 Day1- Fourball Pairings & Foursomes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:59:17 +0000

At last it begins - Go Europe

La Manga best Golf Resort in Spain

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:35:34 +0000

The five-star La Manga Club has been named as the best golf resort in Spain for the third successive year.

Change to selection process for European Ryder Cup Captain

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:57:48 +0000

The European Ryder Cup Captain, from the 2016 contest onwards, will be decided by a select five-man panel; it has been announced today by Ryder Cup Europe.

Win a Trip to Scotland the Home of Golf

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:48:39 +0000

In 2013, Scotland, the Home of Golf is delighted to be welcoming The Open Championship back to Muirfield, East Lothian on 'Scotland's Golf Coast' and we're offering you the chance to win a once in a lifetime experience!

European Tour Schedule 2013

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:37:29 +0000

The 2013 European Tour Kicks Off with the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club in United Arab Emirates

Emirates Airlines values Sponsorship

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:42:47 +0000

A recent interview with Roger Duthie Head of sponsorship for Emirates Airlines.  Emirates is the world's second most profitable and among the 20 largest international airlines. It is based in Dubai.