Author Archives: thomasmaw

Manchester – united or in chaos?

Manchester United are in a strange position. A new manager, substantial financial backing and the largest fan-base in the world bear all the hallmarks of success but something is missing – such is the strangeness of life at Manchester United … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl review

Alistair Cook must have felt blessed, sweet relief when Moeen Ali took the wicket of Pankaj Singh (who, incidentally, must rank as one of the unluckiest bowlers in his first test ever) on Thursday morning in Southampton to tie up a … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s take on the Essendon scandal

Having spent a fair whack of my summer in Australia and more specifically Perth, I got quite into ‘footy’ which to an Englishman is Aussie Rules. During my time the ‘Essendon scandal’ started to boil over I thought it would … Continue reading

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Kenya: An inevitability?

Generally I blog about sport and the issues surrounding  it, but with Kenya being in the news alot recently I thought it would be a good one off place to put down a few thoughts. Kenya has long been an … Continue reading

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Another body blow for the athletics world – Powell and Gay test positive

The athletic world is in mourning today after the depressing news that two of its poster boys Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay are drug cheats. Following a highly successful weekend for GB athletics with the highlight being James Dasaolu running … Continue reading

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A Sporting Menace – Corruption

Whenever you are watching a magician perform or a blockbuster film in the cinema, you know that what you’re seeing is scripted. You know it’s a show; a performance; an act. Sometimes you know how it ends, but even if you don’t, … Continue reading

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The Lions land in Hong Kong

Ever since Stuart Dickinson blew the whistle on the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa which capped one of the best test match rugby series in modern times, rugby fans all round the world have been eagerly anticipating the return … Continue reading

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