Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Building Upon The Rock Of Rio Puts United In Pole Position

By Shane Thomas

Being raised as a Christian as a child, one of the Sunday School stories I remember was the parable of the man who built his house upon a foundation of rock. When a flood arrived the house remained steadfast & upright - unlike the man who built his house upon the sand. Like all Sunday School stories, the moral was simple. Make sure your foundations are strong.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Halfway To Ashes Glory - Time To Finish The Job

By Shane Thomas

So far during this current Ashes series, the Australian press have lamented & the English press have delighted in the apparent role-reversals currently playing out between the two countries. Australia have been honest, mundane & uninspired while England have been incisive, dead-eyed & ruthless.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Episode 20 - The Thrilla' In Manilla

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

We cover what is regarded by many - us included - as the most epic fight in history. Muhammad Ali against Joe Frazier in Manilla for the Heavyweight boxing championship of the world.

Using the brilliant More4 documentary of the same name as our starting point, we look at the pre-fight build up, Ali's vicious taunting of Smokin' Joe in the lead up to the bout, his brazen infidelity, Frazier's thirst for revenge and finally on the 42 minutes of brutality that took place in a Filipino boxing ring.

'The Greatest Events In Sporting History' is available from both or at

Monday, 6 December 2010

The Ballon D'or - Who Should Win?

By Shane Thomas

While FIFA are currently the number one topic in the British sports media due to their controversial awarding of the 2018 & 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, they announced news today that thankfully deals with the actual game rather than their murky machinations away from the pitch.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The Diary Of A Pessimistic Arsenal Fan - Nasri Drags Arsenal Up The Fulham Mountain

By Shane Thomas


Arsenal went to the top of the Premier League after a stuttering performance was lit up by two moments of class from Samir Nasri. Nasri scored both goals at a freezing Emirates Stadium to send Arsenal fans home in high spirits and leaving Fulham fans singing gallows humour renditions on the superiority of West London as a place to live.