Category Archives: Sport

What if all footballers were as nice as Lee Cook?

It has been reported that new Fulham signing Lee Cook has donated his £250,000 signing-on fee to former club QPR. Boyhood Rangers fan Cook knew QPR were struggling for cash and thought they had been paid under the odds by Fulham for his services. He said: “The club were saying that not enough money had […]

… and even more doping

And there is even more issues for the tour de france. Rasmussen after weeks of courting controversy over missed drug tests has been sacked by his Rabobank team. I think this is a good thing, he is playing the rules – missing two tests with one organisation and two with another meaning that he technically […]

Tour de France and more doping

The Tour de France is once again facing massive problems as one of the stars of the race failed a drug test yesterday. Alexandre Vinokourov, who was pre-race favourite and the winner of two stages in this year’s Tour, failed the test after his victory in Saturday’s time trial. A statement by his Astana team […]

Radiation risks

Italian club Catania have cancelled a pre-season tour to Japan amid fears than an earthquake had caused radiation leaks (Guardian). The tour was scrapped because an earthquake in the northwestern city of Kashiwazaki is reported to have caused radioactive leaks from a large power station in the area. The quake, which struck on July 16, […]

Kluivert offered trial at Sheffield Wednesday

When your CV reads Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona you have to be desperate to add Sheffield Wednesday to that. But former Dutch superstar, Patrick Kluivert who has played for some of Europe’s greatest clubs seems to have reached rock bottom. Since coming off the bench to score the winning goal in the European Cup Final […]

Player arranges wedding day for match day

The BBC are reporting that Vietnam’s footballer of the year Phan Van Tai Em will miss his team’s Asian Cup quarter-final against Iraq after he planned his wedding for the same day. The gist of it is that the player didn’t think they would get through. The coach now has a dilemma – do you […]

The Homeless World Cup

The build-up to the 2007 Homeless World Cup is in full swing ahead of the tournament getting under way next week. The competition will see homeless people from 48 countries travel to Copenhagen to take part in the annual street football event. The aim is to raise the profile of homelessness and poverty around the […]

Football transfers via ebay

Roma defender Cristian Chivu was put up for grabs on eBay after a fan got fed up of his on-off move to virtually any Champions League side who would give him the time of day. The Romanian is looking to move amid rumours that the Italian club could not offer the money he wanted in […]

Football Club

Today was the last football club (that we run in a local primary school) for the academic year. It has been a real fun group, 20-30 junior schools pupils coming together to play football. There have been some great bits of football, and some real funny moments, but I think the best bit has been […]

Football transfers are stupid

Modern day football transfers seems to have no common sense. Firstly they are massive, Liverpool have just spent £27 million on Torres, who I can’t see is going to be that amazing, and even if he was awesome, how can someone be worth that much money. And then secondly the usual random situation where some […]

Jonathan Edwards’ journey of faith

Various people (Tim Abbot and Sarah Brush) have suddenly picked up on some stuff to do with Jonathan Edwards who has begun to question the faith which he acknowledges helped to motivate his sporting career. A more reflective, agnostic Jonathan shares his journey away from faith here. Do check out their thoughts as this is […]

Henman finally wins

What a great match. I caught snippets of the Henman v Moya match today and it was awesome. Two older professionals who have both struggled with form recently having the game of their life. Some of the shots were out of this world. I love this time of year, it always inspires me to start […]