Last on MOTD: Arsenal Nil

February 28, 2009

I USED┬áto play for a team in the Central Lancashire Junior League called Penwortham Boys. Well, I say I played for them. I was actually their second-choice goalkeeper. Read the rest of this entry »


Now’s not the time, Sonja

February 28, 2009

THE award for bravest person in sport this weekend goes to: BBC Six Nations pitchside reporter Sonja McLaughlan. Tackling Martin Johnson and asking him if he will drop Danny Care is no easy task. Read the rest of this entry »


Superstitious minds

February 26, 2009

I HAVE a question for Kolo Toure: What do you do if you find yourself in a team with someone else who also wants to go out on to the pitch last? Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Worse than Shark Tale

February 22, 2009

IN all my years of cinema-going, I have only ever walked out of three films.

One,┬ásome slasher flick which I can’t remember the title of, I left because I was feeling unwell, so that doesn’t count.

The second, a French comedy called Mon Meilleur Ami, I left because I suddenly remembered I was supposed to be at a work colleague’s leaving do, so that doesn’t count either.

That leaves Shark Tale. Read the rest of this entry »


I don’t like your shirt

February 21, 2009

IT’S hard to think of a sillier quarrel than Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous fall-out about a carpet. But Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan and Croydon Advertiser editor Ian Carter may run it close after coming to blows over . . . the club’s kit. Read the rest of this entry »


Forgetting Aki Riihilahti, among other things

February 19, 2009

I’VE come to the conclusion that my brain is like a chest of drawers. If I try to stuff too much in there, other things start to slip down the back and get lost. Worryingly, I seem to be losing the important stuff while retaining the crap. Read the rest of this entry »


Blimey, Sir Allen

February 18, 2009

I MUST admit, I felt a tinge of disappointment when Sir Allen Stanford failed to win the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award a couple of months ago. Read the rest of this entry »