Category Archives: Sport

Is it really coming home?

Gosh, where have we seen this before? Only at nearly every major international football competition over the past, say, 50 years. England turn up, either with high expectations (because they’re obviously the most brilliant football team in the world, ever), … Continue reading

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How to Fix Football

Well, I just managed to last through a full 90 minutes of a World Cup football game for the first time this tournament. England 2 Tunisia 1. Yay. The atmosphere at work tomorrow will be positive and productive, and there … Continue reading

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Ice Hockey for Beginners

I attended my first ice hockey match last night. And I’ll say right up front that I really enjoyed it. I’d been told that the puck moves too fast to follow, and that not much happens apart from fighting, but … Continue reading

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The Unpredictability of Cricket

I must apologise upfront for writing two posts about cricket in a row. It’s entirely unforgivable. But what happened at Trent Bridge yesterday was a perfect example of what I love about cricket (at least as a neutral supporter). For … Continue reading

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Ashes Season

It’s a wonderful time to be in England. If you’re a cricket fan, that is. The Australians are in town, trying to have a go at getting the Ashes back, having not had a whiff of them since 2007. England … Continue reading

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IPL 2013 – the Story So Far

As a cricket fan who revels in Test cricket, rather than the short-term one-day stuff, it’s to be expected that I’ve never followed the Indian Premier League too closely. In fact, I can’t really say that I’ve followed it at … Continue reading

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Tribute to Smith

On Friday, Graeme Smith led South Africa out in a Test match for the 99th time. Including another Test as captain of the World XI (vs Australia in 2005), that made him the first person to captain in 100 tests. … Continue reading

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Dusting

Having been away for a two-week holiday back home, and then trying to settle back into a cold-weather routine, posting to the blog hasn’t been a top priority. When I have thought about it, it’s been along the lines of … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Honourable Draw

Test Cricket has a side to it that is missing from the vast majority of sports (including one-day Cricket). It’s the notion of a draw that is hard-fought: a positive result for a team that is struggling to compete. A … Continue reading

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What’s Red and White and Runs in the Park?

A while ago, the Wiff was having a conversation with some lady friends, and the topic of exercise came up. One thing led to another, and she got herself roped in to join a running group that was doing one … Continue reading

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