Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Lambs To The Slaughter - The Massacre Of Real Madrid

By Shane Thomas


Barcelona put on a five-star show in the Camp Nou last night to seize control of the title race in Spain. Real Madrid's heretofore unbeaten league run came to an end in the midst of one of the finest performances in Barcelona's history.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

El Clasico - The Thirty-Six Pointer

By Shane Thomas

As the weekend dissipates into Monday, many people will return to the grind of their working week, bemoaning how quickly the weekend passed them by and looking wistfully ahead to Friday evening. In one part of Cataluyna, the hard work will also begin for Real Madrid & Barcelona.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Second Chances - Michael Vick

By Jonathan Wilkinson

A couple of weeks ago Michael Vick did something that no other quarterback in the history of the NFL has ever done, he throw 4 TD passes, rushed for 2, had 300 passing yards and had 50 rushing yards. Vick's is arguably the form player in the NFL at the moment and this has led to talk of him being the MVP of the league come the end of the season if he continues this form and manages to lead his team, the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl.

Birthday Boy Puts England On The Canvas

By Shane Thomas

Peter Siddle celebrated his 26th birthday with a hat-trick to give first blood to Australia on the opening day of the 2010/11 Ashes in Brisbane. An awesome display of seam bowling in the final session of the day broke the back of England's first innings.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Ashes - Player by Player

By Shane Thomas

In a few hours time, the first ball of the 2010/11 Ashes series will be bowled at the GABBA in Brisbane. Like the World Cup, there will be a numerous posts on here about the contest as it progresses over the next five and a bit weeks. So to start with, here's a quick rundown on the players from both teams who will battle for one of cricket's most coveted prizes:

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Diary Of A Pessimistic Arsenal Fan - Cesc's Madness Leaves Arsenal Gasping

By Shane Thomas


Tottenham took advantage of a moment of madness from Cesc Fabregas to end their 17 year away hoodoo against rivals Arsenal. Spurs came from 2-0 down at half-time to stage a memorable comeback to leave the majority of the crowd at The Emirates stadium in a state of horror and shock.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Episode 19 - Martina Navratilova

After having our first female guest host on our last show, we induct our first female into our Hall of Fame of legends.

Possibly tennis's greatest ever player (at least we think so), we discuss Navratilova's defection from Soviet Czechoslovakia to America, her epic rivalries with Chris Evert & Steffi Graf and her influence of how women play the game, as well as her wider social impact as a prominent sporting lesbian.

We then go off topic onto people with humourous names in the world of sport. Unprofessional I know, but come on, Daniel Batman??

'The Greatest Events In Sporting History' is available from both http://sportsevents.libsyn.com/ or at www.simplysyndicated.com

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Haye vs Harrison - Money Over Glory

By Shane Thomas

The build-up for the upcoming WBA Heavyweight title fight between David Haye and Audley Harrison is fast gathering pace. The fight is only available on pay-per-view and as Sky have subscriptions to sell, they have put a substantial amount of their advertising might into promoting the contest. If you have Sky or are interested in boxing, then there's no escaping knowledge of the bout. Added to this, as the fight is taking place in Manchester, U.K boxing fans won't have to burn the midnight oil to catch it live (unlike the contest between Manny Pacquiao & Antonio Margarito, which also takes place on Saturday). Haye versus Harrison is the first all-British heavyweight title affair since Lennox Lewis defeated Frank Bruno at Cardiff Arms Park back in 1993. And despite all this, my reaction remains the same from the moment the fight was announced. I simply don't care.

Monday, 8 November 2010

The Diary Of A Pessimistic Arsenal Fan - The Sins Of The Father

By Shane Thomas

It's a week like the most recent one that go a way towards explaining why I'm such a pessimistic Arsenal fan. 7 days ago, Arsenal had won three straight games, scoring eight goals, conceding none. They were up to 2nd in the Premier League and into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup. What could go wrong?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Episode 18 - Top 5 Ashes Moments

The latest episode of 'The Greatest Events In Sporting History' is now available for download.

Shane, Jonathan as well as special guests Tim & Jenni list their favourite five moments from Ashes series past.

Obvious choices such as Edgbaston 2005 and Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' are listed as well as a few personal choices. And secret crushes on both Andrew Flintoff & Ricky Ponting are revealed to all.

'The Greatest Events In Sporting History' is available from both http://sportsevents.libsyn.com/ or at www.simplysyndicated.com