There are only a dozen miles separating Stamford Bridge from Upton Park but already a chasm of 19 points has opened up between Chelsea and West Ham in the Premier League with 10 games played. Chelsea have 25 points to West Ham’s six.
A long night is over with the A1 up. I spent most of it watching out for minor shifts in the breeze that heralded hour long blows that were just to much for my lightest and largest kite.
Harry Redknapp has threatened a media black-out should the FA take action against him following his comments after Tottenham’s match with Manchester United. The Spurs manager was understandably furious following Nani’s ridiculous/hilarious/contentious goal. And in his fury he let rip on referee Mark Clattenburg.
The Investec Internationals are nearly upon us in what promises to be an exciting round of matches. England take on New Zealand, Australia, Samoa and South Africa, with the All Blacks clash happening this weekend at Twickenham.
Waggy, Thin Lizzy, Parky, 10cc, Bernard Manning and the gang who chased the Krays out of Manchester.
Signed by Martin Jol whilst he was manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Mounir El Hamdaoui failed to make a single appearance in the Premier League. His only game for Spurs of note was in the Peace Cup in 2005. This season though he is leading the goal-scoring charts.
One of the nice things about supporting a football club outside the Premier League is you feel you have somewhere to go. In an upward sense, I mean. Glories still to aspire to, many rungs of the ladder still to climb, huge strides still to be, erm, stridden.
Giles Lucas reviews the latest Premier League weekend…
There is an ever-flowing constant in this particular decade of women’s tennis – fans and philosophers discussing the fact that the game is weaker as a result of the Williams sisters, that, by their dominance, the sisters have prevented a healthy state of competition in the female form of the game. And yet, when the sisters are injured, or awol, or just don’t feel like it, their absence is bemoaned, denounced, and renders any event that happens without them effectively meaningless.
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