Tag Archives: Sport

“Donald Trump… made me an alien”


On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien. I am a British citizen who has lived in America for … Continue reading

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Freddie Flintoff’s fabulous comeback; T20 Finals Day


The Blast Finals Day held at Edgbaston is the best value major sporting event of the summer. For £50 you can get a full 11 hours of cricket and a bunch of support acts including the magnificent Mascot Race, a … Continue reading

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JacktheJouneyman – the PlayPen horse!


JacktheJouneyman raced for the first time at Ludlow yesterday and a hardy cross-section of the Pension PlayPen was there to see him finish fourth. Coming into the home straight the four year old had pulled for most of the race but … Continue reading

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Cheltenham tips – day one


At time of writing the bookies have the meeting 4-6 on to go ahead but I’m staring at a blizzard out the window here in Rissington – but 10 miles from the course. Our party divides into two ….those who will … Continue reading

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It’s not just about medal tables!


I’ve been rude about the Olympic Park before now, earlier in the year I took the family to a warm up event which turned out to be an exercise in lock down, it rained, we saw little and we got cold. … Continue reading

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The Play Pen’s golf day like no other!


Corporate Golf days are such formulaic affairs…the obligatory “bacon rolls before and ploughmans after”, the lager shandies, the accusations of banditry and the stories of the put that got away. Dull as ditch! And were this blog to concern itself with such nonsense … Continue reading

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“99 will do” – a blog for golf widow(er)s


It is thoroughly to be recommended to all who have loved ones addicted to the game of golf. It will cure them of that addiction and send them home to your arms, in which they may find solace. Continue reading

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If you were Stuart Broad..


A cracking video of a great cricketing moment Continue reading

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Just watched the Wigan West Ham game on radio


Watching a Premier League Game is a marketing not a football experience. Continue reading

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Governance = Boring?


You see a lot of this, whatever the sport – (and in business for that matter), the expression of individual talent is suppressed for what is considered the wider good of the team.

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