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Paul Howarth

Paul's playing career peaked at the age of ten when he scored twice in the final of the Under-11s South Devon Schools Cup. Since then, he's taken to watching, betting on, and writing about sport in a desperate bid to recapture that childhood glory. In 2008 he co-founded chestival.com, a movement dedicated to the Cheltenham Festival (horse racing as opposed to literature); he's chief writer for the site. He also writes the sometimes-monthly blog GrubSport (grubsport.blogspot.co.uk).

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When was the last time England started with no Manchester United players?, Football

When was the last time England started with no Manchester United players?

An England line-up with no Manchester United players. When did that last happen?

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 1:25 pm

Paul Tierney and other sport-inspired songs, Football

Paul Tierney and other sport-inspired songs

After The Ballad of Paul Tierney, more sport-inspired songs.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at 2:00 am

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney, Football

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney

Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Thursday, 8 August 2013 at 5:00 am

Phil Mickelson’s victory at The Open proves you can teach an old dog new tricks, Sport

Phil Mickelson’s victory at The Open proves you can teach an old dog new tricks

Phil Mickelson and other sporting figures who have changed fundamentally to gain success.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 2:14 pm

A tribute to the unsung heroes of Wimbledon, Sport

A tribute to the unsung heroes of Wimbledon

Once-only Wimbledon winners and examples of jolly fine sportsmanship at the All England Club.

By | Sport | Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 4:31 pm

Mourinho’s finger and other acts of sporting violence, Sport

Mourinho’s finger and other acts of sporting violence

José Mourinho’s cowardly gouge, the ‘74 Lions and their “99″ call, warring team-mates and other shocking episodes of violence in sport.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 5 June 2013 at 11:30 pm

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice, Football

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice

Anthony Knockaert’s dive in the box, followed by his penalty miss and Watford’s late winner, smacked of a beautiful natural justice.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Monday, 13 May 2013 at 4:32 pm

Chorus Of Approval, Football

Chorus Of Approval

An inspired celebratory soundtrack at Old Trafford and other musical doozies from the world of sport.

By | Football, Music, Sport | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 11:30 am

Sporting looky-likeys: From Phil Mickelson and Geoff Hurst to Brian O’Driscoll and Jack Wilshere, Football

Sporting looky-likeys: From Phil Mickelson and Geoff Hurst to Brian O’Driscoll and Jack Wilshere

As Phil Mickelson’s startling likeness to a young Geoff Hurst is once again under the spotlight at Augusta, what other sporting looky-likeys are there?

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 4:54 pm

Great Easter sporting weekends, Football

Great Easter sporting weekends

After the Boat Race and a cracking FA Cup clash, what other Easter sporting memories come to mind?

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 2 April 2013 at 1:15 pm

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