Monthly Archives: January 2013

How TV Fails To Reflect The Magic of the FA Cup

The 4th round of the FA Cup at the weekend produced some great upsets. Luton won at Norwich, Oldham beat Liverpool, MK Dons thrashed QPR.  You could have seen the Oldham win live on ITV but the other games were … Continue reading

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British Sport Hall Of Fame 1909

After a bit of a break it’s time to add another four names to my British sports Hall of Fame. This time for 1909. Wyndham Halswelle (Athletics) – The Olympic 400m champion in 1908. He won in a walkover. His … Continue reading

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Netball: England beating Australia is good for the sport

A sport that has had some welcome media coverage recently is netball. England won the first match of their current series with Australia at the weekend. Hopefully England can go on to win a series for the first time against … Continue reading

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Australian Open Tennis:Laura Robson and Andy Murray

My thoughts on the early rounds of the Australian Open. I think too much attention was given to Laura Robson’s win at the AustralianOpen over Petra Kvitova. The match against Kvitova was generally a poor qualityone. There were so many … Continue reading

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My Sporting Predictions for 2013

Having reflected on 2012 in sport it is time to turn my attention to the year ahead. Here are my thoughts on what may happen in sport in 2013. Football – Manchester United  will win the Premier League  in England. … Continue reading

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Sportsmen and Sportswomen of 2012 from Around the World

 A list of some of the winners of awards as the best sportsmen and sportswomen of 2012 from different countries. I have also included a brief note of their achievements in 2012. Argentina Sergio Martinez (Boxer) current The Ring, Lineal, … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportsman Of 2012

My choice for the top sportsmen of the year for 2012. Here are the ones who didn’t quite make my top five nominations. Usain Bolt (Jamaica-Athletics)  became the first athlete to do the sprint double of 100m and 200m at … Continue reading

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