Posts tagged ‘Sport’

June 24, 2014

World Cup Wonders 2014

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The Hulk, Brazil

The world cup 2014 from the eyes of Bunty and Bubbly….

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July 8, 2013

Prick of the Week from Wimbledon

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No sooner had French tennis player Marion Bartoli  won the Wimbledon championship when BBC Radio 5 Live presenter John Inverdale made the following disgusting commentary:

“I just wonder if her dad, because he has obviously been the most influential person in her life, did say to her when she was 12, 13, 14 maybe, ‘listen, you are never going to be, you know, a looker.

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July 8, 2013

77 Year Drought Ended!

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Wowwwww, Murray the Champ and I was there! I won £250 and got a pea-sized photo of Andy with his trophy (damn my rubbish phone!!)

What a fabulous day it was.  We drank champagne, ate bland sandwiches for £10 and we burned and burned in the searing heat. But it was all worth it

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July 7, 2013

Murray Mania!

Andy Murray conquers foe to glimpse Wimbledon summit once again

77 years since a Brit won Wimbledon men’s and it’s 7/7 today, 7 July!

I have two tickets (eek!) and am blogging from Wimbledon – champagne, elderflower, picnic from Fortnum & Mason.

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May 17, 2013

Eh? Did Beckham Play Football?

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David Beckham retired from football yesterday?

Excuse me, did he play football? Still? I thought he was just a deliciously fit H+M model (thank youuuu H+M for selling your crappy £3 pants on the yummiest bod ever!) And he won us the Olympics, but wasn’t that because of his cute smile? And isn’t he World’s Best Dad or some rubbish?

I used to think he was a bit overrated with his naff hair and spotty face and then all of a sudden, he kissed a frog and turned into a prince! 

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May 13, 2013

I Heart Wigan Athletic??

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At the risk of sounding like that idiot, Sepp Blatt, I probably would watch more football if the men wore hotpants (as sported by Aussie Rules Footie players).  (Blatt infamously said the womens’ game would be better if the women wore shorter shorts, presumably with no knickers and then end the match with a massive foam party pillow fight, god he is such a knobhead!)

Anyway, even my attention was drawn to Saturday’s FA Cup final. And I have Radio 4 to thank for it, who interviewed David Whelan, Chairman of Wigan Athletic, before the match.  Oh my god, he was such a cute grandad that I resolved to watch the match.

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April 5, 2013

It’s Football Not Politics!

Paolo Di Canio Sunderland

The new manager of Sunderland Football Club has caused more controversy and taken over more newspaper inches over his past political affiliations than his job and he’s not pleased about it.

In the past, Paulo Di Canio, a former Lazio player, was recorded as stating he was a facist but not a racist during a mix up of prejudices in a conversation.

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November 8, 2012

Ambassador Hamilton of Formula 1

The rubber tyres screech in from the Indian Formula 1 track and Lewis Hamilton leaves the glamour, girls and champagne behind to jump on to a small jet waiting to show him tiny premature babies in incubators that proved to him that India still needs British aid.

In recent weeks the British government announced that it would be cutting back aid to India.  India is touted as a fast developing nation, Indian MPs sniff at British aid donations saying it is unnecessary and the British public is less concerned about a country that has a growing number of millionaires with an insatiable appetite for Range Rovers.

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September 13, 2012

Mo Murray!

After Wimbledon tears and Olympic cheers, everyone’s favourite miserable Scot, Andy Murray sealed his place in British tennis history by winning the US Open.  It has been 76 years since a Brit won and it was truly wonderful news to wake up to.

One of the endearing stories to come out

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August 18, 2012

Cheers for Champions

Are you a glory supporter?  We cheer for our favourite teams and athletes representing our country when winning but what about when they lose?

An interesting survey commissioned by Vicks (Vaporub, cold relief products etc) found that sportspersons believe Australia is the most vocal in its support for their team when it wins

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August 8, 2012

Olympic Inspiration

Another Olympic post. Sorry but I am consumed by it.

One it the Olympics legacies is that it will inspire young people to take up sports. Has it inspired us or are we just great a spectating and celebrating other’s achievements?

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July 17, 2012

Olympic Team Lost In London

Did I hear this right? Were athletes from the American and Australian Olympic teams lost in London yesterday? Can you imagine spending between 6 and twelve hours on the plane and upon arrival to London, spending a quarter of the day trying to get to your accommodation  because the coach driver didn’t know where he was going….

I don’t whether to laugh or cry…

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March 20, 2012

The British Dream

I don’t usually follow football news at all but the shocking story of Fabrice Muamba caught my attention.  During a Saturday quarter final match the 23 year old Bolton player collapsed on the field.  He was given life saving treatment by both a cardiologist who was in the crown and the London Chest Hospital.  What does this have to do with The British Dream?

Well, Fabrice Muamba’s story is incredibly inspiring: he arrived in Britain as a little 11 year old asylum seeker

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May 4, 2011

Are Our Children Lazy?

BBC London had a phone in today discussing whether our children are lazy. This was supported by research suggesting that one in six children cannot swim and one in ten cannot ride a bike. The study found British children were more than twice as likely to spend their free time watching television (79 per cent) than playing sport (34 per cent).

The study apparently surveyed 1500 children. This surely cannot be representative of British children to make such a brash statement that our children are lazy.

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April 18, 2011

Men Are Just Sore Losers!

Dear Diary,

Yesterday, I went to the Emirates Stadium to watch my beloved Liverpol Football team take on Arsenal. My husband, an Arsenal fan, sat at one end of he ground as I sat at the other. The game was a draw. I left the stadium singing and dancing. He left moaning and grumbling.

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March 31, 2011

On Your Bike

My aunt has recently started taking bike riding lessons in north west London. She is nearly 50 and with her husband, they are learning a new skill together.

Her instructor says that most of his current clients are Asian women between 40 and 50 who have never learnt to ride a bike. For most of these women, they never had access to bikes, only boys did. When they were children, girls from good families weren’t seen on bikes; it wasn’t elegant.

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March 15, 2011

5 Rings Gets My Vote

Countdown to the London 2012 Olympics has officially started.  People can now register for tickets.

However, the debate surrounding the Olympics today is split into two camps.

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