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2015 Genie: Three wishes for the year

2015-01-03: Three wishes for 2015 - a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science.…

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Year in review: Sports website of the year

2010-12-17: If you are a regular reader of this site, then you probably appreciate analysis and insight more than most.  At least, that’s what we try…

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It’s Spain!

2010-07-12: Spain are the World Champions.  A tense, highly dramatic final in Johannesburg went all the way to the wire, through 90 minutes and very nearly…

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More feedback on football and cycling

2010-07-12: I have too little energy (and time) for a proper, in-depth post, but as promised, analysis from last night’s World Cup final is now done,…

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The World Cup Final and leTour 2010 hits the Alps

2010-07-09: 62 games down, 2 to go.  And the final game, on Sunday night, will see a first-time world champion crowned when either the Spanish or…

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Football analysis: Altitude and goal scoring

2010-07-05: Amazing to think that we’re now done with 60 out of 64 matches, and by this time next week, the World Cup will have left…

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Football – the world’s most immoral sport

2010-07-02: Tomorrow is the start of the Tour de France.  For the next three weeks, media coverage will comprise a mix of adulation and condemnation.   Adulation…

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FIFA and goal-line technology

2010-06-27: The Round of 16 has produced three great matches so far, and one highly controversial moment.  England v Germany was a fabulous match, end to…

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2010 World Cup: South Africa, France & Nigeria

2010-06-23: The 23rd of June was always going to be a significant day for South African sport, if not our history.  Either we would be waking…

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