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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 422 – Sunday Reflection.

Is it just me, or did it seem to get around to Sunday again awfully quick? It has been a busy week and I’m not sure I stood still long enough at any point to reflect on anything. If you do any research on the habits of successful people and ‘reflection’ is often quite high […]

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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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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 […]