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The Return of Super League.

This weekend just gone was the third of the renewed Super League season. The stadiums may be empty but the players are on the pitch and there certainly seems to be no less intensity in the running and tackling. The rule changes seem to have been the real talking point, mostly for good I will […]

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Day 456 – Sunday Reflection.

For about twelve hours, the Welsh rugby team were number one in the world rankings. Then a poor showing against England saw them slip back to number two. Poor defence contrasted heavily with the one which secured them the Grand Slam in the 6 Nations. Too much reliance on training park moves saw players going […]

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Day 428 – The Saturday Answer and Other Stuff.

The Friday Question was, What is the last foreign language you began to learn and why? My answer is French, because the last time I went into a French Boulangerie, armed with the necessary phrase given to me by my wife to purchase two baguettes and one croissant, I managed the first couple of words […]

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DAY 414 – The Saturday Answer and Other Stuff.

So The Friday Question was, What is the one immediate thing you need to do for your creative endeavour to improve? And The Saturday Answer is, Be Consistent! What was your answer? For me, I need greater consistency in my writing habits and in the words which go down on the page. Creative thinking time […]

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Day 97 – The Sports Edition.

Several sports related observations: Hope has returned to my view of Wigan Warriors! Castleford Tigers were beaten on Friday night, in the first round of the Super-Eight. As a bonus, Saint Helen’s loss in the Challenge Cup semi-final and the first round of the Super-Eight, might cast cold water on my belief that they were […]

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Day Ninety – The Random Edition.

Day One began on Sunday 6th May, for no other reason than that was the day I decided to write – it was practice really – for between two and five minutes each day. There is no theme. No continuity. Simply, whatever comes into my head and my fingers type the words. Most of the […]

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A Season With Wigan Warriors – Pre-Season Thoughts.

For me, pre-season began viewing some of the videos put up on Wigan TV showing the team building trips with the Red Bull team and up to Newcastle. Every team looks to shake up what they do before the start of the season and I am certainly not knocking what they did. I’m just not […]

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A Season With Wigan Warriors – A Series. By Way of Introduction.

If you are a sports fan, you get it. The ecstasy and the agony. The winning and the losing. We all know, in Vince Lombardi’s words, it isn’t a matter of life and death – ‘it is more important than that’. Our team. Our tribe. Our heroes, whether they win, lose, or draw. Our extended […]