110%

110%

The first in an occasional series picking apart sporting clichés that either make no sense at all, or are just plain misleading. Some will relate to specific sports, and are possibly not too hard to guess, but the first one is sport agnostic. They gave it 110%. Obviously that makes no sense whatsoever, but it [...]

Sporting Pics of the week :- 18 April

Sporting Pics of the week :- 18 April

The Perth Wildcats won the Australasian Basketball League over the weekend; helped by the commitment of their local fans.  You can see why they call that place The Jungle. It was also the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Tragedy.  At that ground they placed flowers on 96 seats as a tribute.  Then the clouds did [...]

What do you get for 80 Million Quid?

You get this. You get a Copa Del Rey against your bitterest rivals.  You get pushed off the pitch and you leave them standing in a leg race, and then you slide it under the keeper. The confidence to know you’ve been shoved onto the outside lane, but you know you can skin the other [...]

Being a football fan

The life of a football fan perfectly captured perfectly in this brief video. Manchester United travelled to Munich for the away leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final with the tie hanging in the balance ay 1-1.  In a disappointing season this was their last chance at silverware as well as qualification for next season’s [...]

Sporting Pics of the week :- 11 April

Sporting Pics of the week :- 11 April

For 22 seconds this week Manchester United led Bayern Munich and had hopes of making the Champions League semi-final.  Then this. But the sadder exit was that of Borussia Dortmund.  They surely have the best fans going around? And a favourite around these parts. The Masters starts today.  So it has been a week of [...]

1990

1990

Just over a month to go in an unpredictable Premier League season, and the unthinkable has occurred.  Liverpool Football Club are in with a really good chance of winning the title.  True Story. The club, associated with the History Channel, are the real deal this year.  They sit on top of the table and are [...]