Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Cesc's defiance keeps Arsenal alive

ARSENAL 2 - 2 BARCELONA (Emirates Stadium)

By Shane Thomas

An 85th minute penalty from a limping Cesc Fabregas has kept Arsenal's heads above water in a thrilling 2-2 draw in the quarter-final, first-leg match at The Emirates Stadium. In a game that Barcelona had dominated, Arsenal managed to revive themselves after falling two goals behind in the second half.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Leeds Bradford : It's more than an airport

By Jonathan Wilkinson

It has been a while since the Leeds Rhinos vs Bradford Bulls game has been the event of the season, back in 1999 it set the then Super League attendance record of 24,020. That game was at Odsal, the same fixture last year attached a crowd of just 14,554. This change is down to a few factors, one been that Leeds Rhinos have been the dominate team for the last 6 years and the other that Bradford have slowly slid down the league and haven't won a trophy since 2005 meaning they have lost a portion of their fair weather fans.

Terribly sorry, they're from Barcelona

Can Barcelona be stopped? Maybe.

By Shane Thomas

Tomorrow, Arsenal will face the might of the Spanish, European & World Club Champions, Barcelona. The Catalans are strong favourites to eliminate Arsenal over the two games they have in the next week. So what can Arsenal do – if anything - to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League:

Sunday, 28 March 2010

20+ : The Premier League's Mr Durable Does It Again

By Shane Thomas

Amid all the off-pitch controversy that has engulfed Chelsea this season, for which I will avoid going into (that deserves a blog post all of its own), yesterday's 7-1 hammering of Aston Villa brought about something of a landmark where one player was concerned. That player was Frank Lampard.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Most Exciting League In The World? Try Across The Channel.

By Shane Thomas

There are those who have been lauding how exciting the Premier League title race has been this season. With the top three clubs (Manchester United, Chelsea & Arsenal) currently separated by 2 points, it is being tipped to be the closest title race in Premier League history.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Boxed Into A Corner

Why David Haye has a lot more to lose than gain on April 3rd:

By Shane Thomas

Britain's World Heavyweight Boxing Champion David Haye has the first defence of his title in less than two weeks in Manchester against the American John Ruiz. Many British boxing fans are looking at this fight as a formality, a routine first defence for Haye, nothing more than a stepping stone for unifying the Heavyweight division of boxing. That alone would be disconcerting, but what is even more so, is that Haye seems to be of a similar mindset.

Monday, 22 March 2010

We now have a blog!

Hello all, and welcome to the blog for 'The Greatest Events in Sporting History' podcast. Jonathan & myself (Shane) will be posting on here anytime something sporting takes our interest and raises our ire enough to mention on here. While the podcast focuses on great sporting moments from the past, the blog will probably focus more on what's happening in the world of sport now, as well as the pair of us sniping at each other due to our disagreements on which code of Rugby is better.

Anyways, hope you enjoy our thoughts over the coming weeks and months.


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