An open letter to David Gower about the unfairness of the Super League play-off system

October 9, 2011

DEAR David Gower,

Hope you are well, and enjoying the fact that England have risen to the top of the Test cricket rankings. It is good to know that we are still the best in the world at something other than humiliating female hotel workers and attending dwarf throwing contests. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Cat in hell’s chance

October 2, 2009

CATALANS Dragons are proving very difficult to finish off.¬†Tonight, they will¬†continue their bid to win Super League via a play-off system so convoluted that even HM Revenue and Customs might dismiss it as overly-complicated. Read the rest of this entry »


Not this year. Nor next year, nor the year after

July 22, 2008

WIDNES Vikings are entitled to feel a little miffed tonight, after being denied a Super League franchise. And their fans are more than a little miffed. Read the rest of this entry »


Dwain Chambers to Dictionary Corner

April 1, 2008

MAYBE this is just a sign of how gullible I was as a youngster, but one of the most convincing April Fool jokes I ever came across was back in the 1980s, when Shoot! magazine ran a two-page article – and interview – claiming that Ian Rush had moved from Liverpool to Everton. Read the rest of this entry »