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No luck of the Irish at Lords as England win 2nd ODI by 85 runs

Umpire's Blog : A truly momentous occasion it could have been, had the underdog triumphed yet again. However, in the end the strength of the England team and a man of the match performance by Joe Root, was too much for a spirited Irish side. The London crowd thus witnessed no repeat of the David…
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Wembley beckons for hungry City

Middlesborough 0 - 2 Manchester City FA Cup Quarter Final Saturday 11th March 2017 So it was with a great degree of trepidation that this Blue viewed the cup draw when it was made, and although we avoided Arsenal, United, and Chelsea, ‘Boro away typified a tough cup fixture. Add to that, the fact that…
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Big Joe shows plenty of Heart

Manchester City F.C. 0-0 Real Madrid C.F. (CL semi-final, 1st leg) "Sorry sir, but the flight has closed." "Oh," "We paged you, and made an announcement for last call for passengers." "Er," "Everyone is on board and the plane is ready to go." I looked at my son, and he looked back at me. Two…
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Victory for Portugal as France run out of Va-Va-Voom

So as the dust settles on yet another Euro tournament which England flopped at, there are numerous considerations with hindsight, that merit inclusion in the Euro 2016 post-mortem blog. Casting an eye over our home-made wallchart, it is evident that there were upsets aplenty. Perhaps fitting, at the end of a domestic season which saw…
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