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The European Champions Spain have become the World Champions for the first time in their first final-and deserved it. They were the better side with better players.
Holland did well to reach the final and had a physical and fouling game plan to stop the Spanish. Arjen Robben still had two great chances to [...]
Good news today from the High Court, where rich dude Noel Carroll lost his bid to bring a legal challenge over Boris Johnson’s long-awaited cycle hire scheme. He wanted to stop Westminster City Council sticking one of the 400 docking stations planned near his home on South Audley Street in fancy Mayfair. I fear Carroll’s [...]
Fascinating piece in the New York Times over the weekend that suggests cycling is finally getting cleaner because today’s professionals are slower going uphill.
“I think the simplest way to figure out if the sport is clean or not is to time some of the climbs,” said Jonathan Vaughters, the team director of Garmin-Transitions.
It’s rare among [...]
Eight of the 20 Premier League teams are in the control of foreign nationals. This is one of the reasons why the clubs are so resistant to efforts by the FA to get them to pay some attention to the interests of the national team.
Further to my recent posts about comments, plus accountability raising standards – and my hopes for a move towards the end of The Secret Ranter – I was intrigued to receive the following:
* The Sun Chronicle restores commenting section to website
Posters will be required to use their real names, says the site – adding: [...]
Expectation Mr Rooney, I’ll give you expectation. Before we’d even put our boots on, the local populace had taken to the street to celebrate our mythical football talents.
Boys had awaited our arrival in the midday sun. As our small convoy finally came into sight on the Matlala Road, deep in the bushveld of Limpopo province [...]
A new offering from the Iraq Inquiry Coverage Rebuttal Service: the Iraq Inquiry Coverage Prebuttal Service. Up before Chilcot this afternoon is Carne Ross, a former Foreign Office official who didn’t agree with the war. He resigned from the Foreign Office. Eighteen months after the war.
The IICPS confidently predicts that, when he gives his evidence [...]
Got to the bottom of the Great Cheddar Cheese Sandwich and Sugared Tea Mystery. I noted on Saturday that John Spellar had asked a strange parliamentary question:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to ban the sale of (a) tea and coffee with sugar and (b) cheddar cheese sandwiches in hospitals.
The answer was [...]
When it came to the Royal Festival of The Horse, the Royal Agricultural Society of England proved it could mess up what should have been a safe bet
Paul the psychic octopus has correctly “predicted” the result of eight games out of eight in this World Cup. Allegedly.
Now, the chances of getting that right by accident are 1 in 2 to the power of 8, or 1 in 256.*
Frankly, I don’t believe it. Alex Bellos in Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, a new book [...]
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