Sport

A Dream Transfer Window

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I remember Freddy Shepherd saying in 1999 that it was “another season wasted” after Newcastle United lost six of their opening seven Premier League games. Ruud Gullit was out, Bobby Robson (not yet Sir) was in and despite the team finishing 11th that term, it turned out to be an exciting season as Robson managed […]

Politics

The Case For Caster Semenya

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is about to make a landmark decision that could have far-reaching implications not only for athletics, not only for sport, but for our society as a whole. The case in question relates to South African 800 metre runner Caster Semenya, and her biological makeup. Semenya has abnormally high […]

Sport

Japan World Cup Could Be Best Ever

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Image courtesy of AFP Rugby over the last decade has largely been like a James Bond film. You know before the time who is going to win, don’t you?  And just like every few years there is a new 007 flick, so too New Zealand’s All Blacks seem to have a different rival every few […]

Sport

Cricket At The Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) would do well to reinstate cricket and I, for one, am not convinced the organisation is the one proving to be the stumbling block.  Firstly it would be good for the Games as well as the sport itself from a growth point of view.  Unlike the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth […]