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Blackburn eye first Premier League half-century at Newcastle, Sport

Blackburn eye first Premier League half-century at Newcastle

This is Blackburn Rovers’ 17th season in the Premier League, which means they have already played some sides as many as 32 times each, and yet they have yet to reach a cumulative total of 50 points against any of them. That could be about to change.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 at 2:25 pm

Ian Botham: ‘England will stuff the Aussies in the Ashes’, Sport

Ian Botham: ‘England will stuff the Aussies in the Ashes’

Sir Ian Botham has stoked the rivalry between England and Australia by claiming the English will “stuff” their rivals in the forthcoming Ashes series, and says victory for the tourists will be all the sweeter when England “beat the convicts in their own back yard”.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 at 2:11 pm

Wolves pointless but hopeful heading into Arsenal game, Sport

Wolves pointless but hopeful heading into Arsenal game

Wolverhampton Wanderers are spending their third season in the Premier League in two different spells and there are just four of their opponents over the years from whom they’ve failed to gain a single point.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 at 2:05 pm

Sympathy for Tony Pulis but his plan will not work, Sport

Sympathy for Tony Pulis but his plan will not work

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been upset at some of the referee’s decisions in his team’s matches. He has a point.

By | Sport | Monday, 8 November 2010 at 6:14 pm

Must watch: American Football trick play, Sport

Must watch: American Football trick play

Some plays are simple and safe to advance only a few yards but Driscoll Middle School used an ingenious method of scoring a touchdown.

By | Sport | Monday, 8 November 2010 at 2:09 pm

How my iPhone made me miss the Arsenal match, Notebook

How my iPhone made me miss the Arsenal match

I had missed out on tickets for Newcastle’s match with Arsenal the first time round and, having never been to the Emirates, I was a mite disappointed. So, when a bloke at work offered me his mate’s ticket a day or two before the game, I nearly snapped his arm off.

By | Notebook, Sport | Monday, 8 November 2010 at 12:43 pm

Premier League review: Terrific Torres and mercurial Mario, Sport

Premier League review: Terrific Torres and mercurial Mario

Vivid memories of two exquisite strikes from Fernando Torres will have seeped into the dreams of Liverpool supporters on Sunday evening, after their side’s 2-0 triumph over Chelsea escalated the club into ninth position in the league.

By | Sport | Monday, 8 November 2010 at 11:12 am

The Solo Voyage Diaries: Thanks to Sir Robin…among others, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: Thanks to Sir Robin…among others

Last night after many, many of these reef in reef out businesses in the day I made a critical error at around midnight that has absolutely killed my speed for the past nine hours.

By | Sport | Friday, 5 November 2010 at 12:28 pm

Asian Football: End of Afshin Ghotbi’s Iranian saga in sight, Sport

Asian Football: End of Afshin Ghotbi’s Iranian saga in sight

It doesn’t take much to get the Tehran sports media excited. When it comes to football, the newspapers have the freedom to say pretty much what they want and are not too concerned as to what is true and what isn’t.

By | Sport | Friday, 5 November 2010 at 8:23 am

West Brom have nothing to fear against Manchester City, Sport

West Brom have nothing to fear against Manchester City

While one of this Sunday’s ‘major’ Premier League games features table-toppers Chelsea away at lower-half opposition, the truly big game between a pair of genuine top-four aspirant clubs is surely West Bromwich Albion at home to Manchester City.

By | Sport | Thursday, 4 November 2010 at 4:04 pm

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