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Premiership Rugby 4

Some Salary Cap Shizzle

I started writing about rugby for the site In The Loose, before setting up my own thing. I’ve always considered myself to be fair, impartial and unbiased, in fact I try my hardest to think about the game first then my team. Being a Saracens fan has tested that resolve since the news of their Salary Cap transgressions broke in […]

Premiership Rugby 0

Saracens v Worcester Warriors – and a ray of hope!

It’s been a few days since Saracens played Worcester, I’ve been feeling rather disheartened since then, with the ongoing feeding frenzy from some media outlets after an interview by returning Chief Executive Edward Griffiths was twisted to suit whatever their agendas may be. One ‘journalist’ Laura Lambert, now seems to be going by her maiden name of Laura Scott, and […]

County Cricket 0

Essex CCC – Champions 2019

With 2020 here, this is a good time to look back on a great summer for Essex, one that ended with them lifting the County Champions Trophy! This is my 2019 Wickets, Shots and Joy post! The season started with a loss at Hampshire for Essex, with Hampshire scoring a huge 525 for 8, I wasn’t there to see one […]

Champions Cup 0

Saracens v Munster Rugby – The Champions Cup

Round 4 of the Champions Cup saw Munster arriving at Allianz Park; my first experience of Munster was at the impressive Thomond Park in Limerick in December 2012, followed up by their visit to the gloomy Vicarage Road. This was another double header and with the first match finishing Munster 15 Saracens 9 and the second Saracens 19 Munster 13 […]

Football 0

Chelsea Women v Man City Women

With Saracens playing in Limerick I had some time to try other things over the weekend, my Saturday started in a quite horrible way with a final visit to the vet for my little dog, Shirley. I spent the afternoon with my grandsons for some much needed joy. I stuck to my plans for the Sunday however and drove to […]

Cricket Articles 1

Pakistan Superleague 2020

2020 will see the 5th series of PSL, and this one is a special series, all 34 matches are due to take place in Pakistan with UAE as a back up. The opening ceremony will be held in Karachi with the playoffs and Final scheduled for Lahore. Matches are planned for Multan and Rawalpindi too. This is wonderful news for […]

Interviews 0

A Rugby Player in the Making – Ben Lee

My game day Saturday morning started early at Allianz Park, I arrived at 10:30 to meet up with staunch Saracens fans Debs and James Lee and their 15 year old son, Ben. My aim was to try to understand some of what it takes to get noticed as a young rugby player, what puts an individual in front of the […]

Premiership Rugby 2

What does a Premiership Rugby Squad look like?

And so the Salary Cap debacle rumbles on; the 35 points deduction and £5.36 million fine have been accepted by Saracens. That’s left the club at rock bottom in the Premiership table, with a huge uphill climb to avoid relegation. News has come today of the Salary Cap Manager carrying out a mid-season review of Saracens’ books for the current […]

County Cricket 0

County Cricket – Season 2020 – A draft

County Cricket fans have been waiting with baited breath for the release of the 2020 season fixtures, me amongst them. A draft has been issued laying out the season format, with the main focus bound to be the lack of 4 day cricket in the traditional summer months of June, July and August. The game is going to be relying […]

Guest Blogger 5

A £5.3m Problem

Over the weekend in Paris, I discussed some ideas that my good friend Steve had put briefly on a Facebook page, to me they made absolute sense so I asked him to get them down in writing for me – they’re worth a read! A little about Steve as a starter – I started watching Saracens just prior to their […]

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The Joys of Being a Saracens Fan, Toxic Media and Thinking before you Type

It’s been a torrid few weeks to be an England and Saracens fan, a time that started with such hope saw a crowd of us rock up at Allianz Park at 8am on a Saturday morning to watch England win the World Cup. That don’t quite go to plan as South Africa pretty much did to us what we did to the All Blacks, perhaps Warren Gatland was right and England had put in their all in that astonishing semi-final. Losing Kyle Sinckler after 2 minutes didn’t help. But the match literally personified the rugby saying – The forwards decide who’s going to win the match, the backs by how much – England were out muscled from minute one. Although […]