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India v Pakistan – The ICC ChampionsTrophy Final

I’m coming to this late after being out all day watching my county team Essex play for the last 3 days, they beat Warwickshire by an innings and 164 runs! I have to confess my allegiance as far as the Champions trophy final is concerned, I am English and England are my team, but Pakistan come a very close second […]

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England v Italy

I’m having to watch this one again to get my thoughts on it in order – my initial headline would be – Italy play within the laws but not the spirit of the game to outsmart England for 40 minutes! Unlike many I wasn’t expecting Italy to lie down for England, they’ll have been smarting after a battering at the […]

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Saracens v Worcester Warriors – Event 161

With the Rugby World Cup in England this year the usual season curtain raiser at Twickenham was delayed until late November.  So, we saw a different date, but also a different team with Worcester Warriors joining the party in lieu of Harlequins.  A wonderful opportunity for the club to bring both their players and fans to the home of English […]

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Essex CCC v Australia Day 4 – Event 88

When I collected my tickets for Australia’s visit to the County Ground I was very hopeful that I’d be able to spend a good part of my Saturday watching them in action. Some of me thought it might be done and dusted by then, but Essex made a good competition of  the game and the day started with Essex needing […]

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Essex CCC v Australia – Day 3 – Event 87

A morning at the Premiership Rugby Fixtures Release gave me a small quandary – Essex were playing Australia in Chelmsford and Surrey were playing T20 against Middlesex at the Oval.  In reality I didn’t have to think too much – I rushed back to Chelmsford after having a great morning. A chance to see the Australians play was a no […]

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London Welsh v Saracens – Event 57

Rugby Union had to feature in one of my multi-sport weekends, cricket on Friday followed by Saracens at London Welsh on Saturday, with London Skolars to finish of my weekend. For the final game of the weekend a crowd of us had decided to make an outing of it and had booked into the hotel next to the Kassam Stadium. […]

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Harlequins v Wasps – Event 9

As I arrived at the Stoop last week I thought to myself – why aren’t I coming here again next week?  Saracens were playing Munster at 1pm – Quins v Wasps started at 7:45pm that was a huge gap between the 2 games – it seemed a plan to do both!  And so a ticket was bought before I left […]

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Saracens v Munster Rugby – Event 8

After a chilly afternoon watching my 1st live rugby league game of 2015 next up was a somewhat bigger affair with rather more at stake.  The relabelled European Rugby Champions Cup, strangely sponsored by no other than Heineken would take me to 2 games in a day. The 1st was Saracens v Munster Rugby kicking off at 1pm, a nice […]

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Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby – Event 3

An evening in a Hotel, in this case the Holiday Inn Express, Filbert Way, Leicester, the one opposite the King Power Stadium, tends to mean dinner alone.  The hotel don’t have a restaurant so I wandered round to the Steak & Grill Restaurant attached.  And so, the lady eating alone in the evening scenario occurred, somehow I often feel as […]

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Saracens v London Irish – Event 2

It will soon become plain that I am in fact a season ticket holder at Allianz Park – home of Saracens.  Some very clever marketing saw that happen 6 years ago now; £10 to watch Saracens play Northampton Saints at Wembley was too good to miss for a sports fan.  Then it was rude not to but a season ticket […]

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365 Sporting Days – An Epic 2015 Ahead!

I thought that 2014 was pretty amazing for me when it came to live sport; I watched England Rugby Union play in Paris for the first time,  then watched Wales play France on a Friday evening, before I drove to Twickenham to watch England play Ireland. Rugby Union isn’t my only passion I had an eleven day spell in the […]