Memorable quotes from the annals of sport
In the first instalment of this updated Dickens classic our hero starts out as the general dogsbody to a Sunday League outfit. Just a normal match day down at The Marshes takes a twist when a beer sodden stranger makes an even stranger request…
My father’s family name being Quay, and my christian name Donald, [...]
If there was a Spirit of Rugby League award for this last week, it would have to go to Rob Burrow. The Leeds scrum-half (165 cm and 70 kg), you might recall, got himself sin-binned for bullying Hull’s Epalahame Lauaki (184 cm and 110 kg).
It was an hilarious sight, Burrow swinging punches upwards, whilst Lauaki looked [...]
As someone who grew up in Dublin I’ve been following the The Sun’s revelations of "Spurs XMAS Party Shame" with some amusement. First things first, just how did Harry Rednapp fall for the "16 man one day golfing trip in Dublin" excuse laid down by the players. Really? Because the golfing conditions in Dublin in [...]
By Larry Ryan | | Friday, 18 December 2009 at 2:49 pm
It was not exactly a shock to the rugby league world that Leon Pryce and Stuart Reardon avoided jail on assault charges on Thursday.
The pair were warned last month that they faced prison sentences, but judges seem to do this, only to deliver a slap on the wrist when it comes down to it.
Pryce is [...]
I'm looking forward to my first live sight of Huddersfield for a few weeks on Saturday. With all due respect to Wakefield and Castleford, the Giants are the success story of the season so far. To be running second as they go into this weekend's meeting with Leeds is already a major achievement. But, my word, teams [...]
It has taken the best part of six months to produce but there is little in the RFL's review of what went wrong at the World Cup to shock or surprise. I was at Red Hall for the debrief and it didn't exactly astonish me. By far the most interesting section concerned the feedback from the players [...]
A sad day today as Leon Walker is laid to rest. I'm sure it has been a harrowing occasion, but also one that will stand as a reminder of the essential goodness of so many people involved in our game. Take Leon's dad Steve, for instance. Even he struggled to come to terms with the worst [...]
One's first thoughts this week are with the parents, family and friends of Leon Walker, the young Wakefield player who died after a routine tackle in the Reserve game against the Celtic Crusaders. I only have vague memories of seeing Leon play for Salford Academy, but everything I have heard about him since paints a picture of a [...]
Just recovering from a visit to Edinburgh – surely one of the most sociable cities in the British Isles. Not that it was just an excuse for a day out. The idea was to promote the Magic Weekend at the start of May when all seven Super League games will be played at Murrayfield. As a promotional [...]
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