October 2010 Archives
Sitting in a pub the other evening I saw something which reminded me of a blog I intended to write back in the summer...It was a dog in a pushchair.
OF all the crazy theories that have gathered momentum since Newcastle's fortunate 2-2 draw with Wigan, it is the return of Joe Kinnear that is the most eye-catching.
Or worrying, if we're going to completely honest about it. Because the thought of applying JFK's 'clunking fist' to a delicate developing situation at St James' Park just doesn't bear thinking about.
THANK you, Strictly Come Dancing voters, for making magician Paul Daniels disappear.
I'VE never made a secret of my thoughts towards Leon Haslam.
I've taken a lot of stick for it, fended off lots of abuse, but I've always felt that as a rider he should have delivered more.
Contrary to popular belief in certain internet forums, I don't have a personal dislike for the lad. Instead it's probably more of a feeling of frustration.
Will someone please wave a magic wand and make Paul Daniels disappear?
THE Nigel De Jong tackle that left Hatem Ben Arfa hooked to a morphine drip in a Manchester hospital for five days must prompt a sea change in the English game.
First things first, United's French magician was the victim of a dangerous and reckless two-footed challenge. That Martin Atkinson decided it wasn't a foul, never mind a straight red card, is frankly jaw-dropping.
But it is not as easy as demanding a kangaroo court and chucking the book at De Jong, however tempting it might be to demand it.
DID you know that the Anglo Saxon scribblings of The Venerable Bede translate more successfully into Geordie than the Queen's English?
WORLD Superbike Champion Max Biaggi topped off his perfect season by taking the win in the last race of the year at Magny Cours.
The Roman Emperor reigned supreme after a fast-paced battle with Race One winner Cal Crutchlow.
Crutchlow signed off his World Superbike stint with a well-earned second place, while an overcome Michel Fabrizio helped send the Ducati Xerox team off on a high by crossing the line third.
EUGENE Laverty won the final round of the World Supersport Championship at Magny Cours - but Kenan Sofuoglu takes the title after crossing the line second.
Laverty led his Turkish HANNSpree Ten Kate rival across the line by around three seconds, but second was enough for Sofuoglu to tie up the championship.
Brit Chaz Davies scored a brilliant third after searing his way through the field from 12th on the grid.
CAL Crutchlow left the rest trailing in his wake as he stormed to victory in today's first World Superbike Championship race at Magny Cours.
The Sterilgarda Yamaha rider took the lead on Lap Eight and never looked back, stretching out a comfortable gap for himself while the rest battled for position behind.
Leon Haslam made it a Brit 1-2 as he took second place in the final corner, while Carlos Checa finished third.