Nigel Adkins delivers a clear message, Football

Nigel Adkins delivers a clear message

It was dubbed ‘El Sackico’ by the tabloids, a match in which the axe would drop on the defeated manager. And it was won hands-down by Nigel Adkins, much to the surprise of many punters. In five away games prior to Saturday, his Southampton side had lost all five, conceding 18 goals plus a further 40 shots on target.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 at 12:54 pm

Rugby League: Non-try shows the law is an ass, Sport

Rugby League: Non-try shows the law is an ass

I’m waiting for someone to explain to me satisfactorily why the Leeds-Saints match could have been decided by an outrageous non-try.
It was a storming game at Headingley, but it would have been a travesty if it had been won by young Zak Hardaker’s first try for the Rhinos.
In case you missed it, the pass from [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 22 March 2011 at 3:33 pm

Rugby League: One thing wrong with the Grand Final, Sport

Rugby League: One thing wrong with the Grand Final

Only one thing wrong with the Grand Final. It was the same thing that was wrong with Wembley and it is not something you can legislate against – you knew who was going to win a bit too early.
Wigan ensured that with the way they started and Saints simply had no answer.
I never thought I [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 October 2010 at 2:09 pm

Rugby League: A thrilling weekend of rugby

Well, what a weekend of rugby that was! I remember complaining last year that the first round of play-offs turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. This year more than made up for it.
From Saints’ superb demonstration of wet weather football to the last-minute mayhem at Wigan it was thrilling from start [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 15 September 2010 at 1:35 pm

Rugby League: Wigan-Saints was one of the great derbies

I’ve been lucky enough to see some classic Wigan-Saints derbies in my time, but I can’t remember a lot better than last Sunday’s.
Pressure of deadlines can mean that you miss some of the subtleties, especially in the final minutes, so I was glad of the chance to sit down afterwards and watch it at leisure.
That [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 23 June 2010 at 1:10 pm

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