Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:43

FIFA World Cup – A League unto Itself

It could probably be said that the FIFA world cup is the league of leagues, where the club is a school, and the World Cup a university. This unique tournament, now nearly a century old, is one in which the purest skill of each country is put on display.
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Raymond Colin Wilkins 14th September 1956 -4th April 2018.Yesterday the football world lost an absolute Legend and Gentleman as Ray ' Butch ' Wilkins sadly passed away. The one man I could watch all day on TV as his knowledge of football was second to none. One of a limited few pundits I'd never mute the TV for.

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The statistics make ugly reading for Eddie Jones and England rugby fans. Three Six Nations defeats in a row for the first time since 2006, a first defeat at Twickenham since October 2015 and England’s lowest ever Six Nations finish. It would be fair to state that Jones has a few questions to answer ahead of this summer’s tour to South Africa and next year’s World Cup.

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Frankie is a one-off, he comes from Halifax,
Lived life in the fast lane, he took it to the max.
Frankie had it all, in every single way,
It was poetry in motion watching Frankie play.
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It seems like an implausible scenario now, but there was once a day when the sun beat down on Wembley Stadium, an England side had just rammed four past Germany, and the World Cup was on its way to Lancaster Gate. That day was July 30, 1966, a date that every true Englander knows as well as the Battle of Hastings, the declaration of World War II, or the death of Princess Diana. It represented the completion of an impossible dream, forged by many years of toil, ingenuity and fortitude.
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:39

An Ode to Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher that England's ever seen,
He was presician personified inside the penalty area, a goalscoring machine. Greavsie was born on 20th February 1940 in the Capital's East End, And years later shockwaves and tremors through our lands defences Jimmy Greaves would send.
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:08

Big C – An Ode to Cyrille Regis

Power and pace a footballing ace,
Frightened defenders all over the place.
Strong in the air a duel if you dare,
Aggressive and tough honest and fair
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It is almost impossible for any soccer fan born in the past two decades to envision European Football Competitions predating the Champions League.
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Thursday, 29 June 2017 16:43

Kate Bush Under Review



This documentary looks at the music and career of one the world's most influential performers, singer and songwriters. It features promo films, interviews with Kate and with colleagues, producers, musicians and friends, TV clips, location shots and a host of other features.
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A documentary about the playboys of motorsport Barry Sheene and James Hunt.

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