Archive for the ‘Guest Blogs’ Category

An Inspiration To Us All…

August 14, 2010

 

I’d like to introduce a truly inspirational lady who after surviving a double lung transplant back in 2006 and many difficult months in the following years has shown true grit and determination in life.

Say hello to Justine Laymond, who recently returned from the transplant games with a haul of medals to boot. Read her fantastic games diary below…

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Printing Money – A World Cup 2010 Special

June 9, 2010

My good friend and betting guru, Gavin Horsfall has yet again provided the blog with a betting preview on the greatest tournament in the world. Take it away Gavin!

And so it begins…

Four weeks of wall to wall football with the best players from all four corners of the football world descending on South Africa, for some this will be the pinnacle of an illustrious career for others just another step towards eternal underachievement and mediocrity.

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Premier League Review 2009/2010

May 14, 2010

Hello and welcome to Gaffers Sports Blog’s review of the 2009/2010 Premier League season with a little help from fans of several of the 20 teams. Though that means the other reviews will be undertaken by yours truly.

Enjoy and as usual all comments are welcomed.

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Let The Countdown Begin…

April 18, 2010

I recently interviewed Sophie Brown, the Young Ambassador for Wear Valley and Teasdale District. Please have a look at the interview and then read Sophie’s passionate plea for the countdown to the games to begin!

Take it away Sophie…

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Chelsea’s Win At All Costs Mentality Has Stunted Growth

March 25, 2010

The juggernaut that is Chelsea rolls on to a mouth-watering tie with top four pretenders Aston Villa this weekend. Yet Roman Abramovich‘s club could be approaching a watershed moment if the current state of the club continues.

Chelsea has all the attributes of a trophy machine, it’s what Abramovich and now departed Jose Mourinho built together. They are big, strong, athletic and have a winning mentality imbedded in their psyche. All fantastic traits you would want in any team. But under the surface and in the long-term Chelsea look on unsteady ground.

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

March 5, 2010

In the words of the legendary writers of a foregone era:

“And now for something completely different”

But don’t you worry your pretty little heads…….

We haven’t lost the plot at Gaffers Sports Blog, we have just decided a little diversity does you good, oh and it is nice to showcase different talents too.

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Arsene Wenger – The Professor’s Way

March 1, 2010

Nick Hornby wrote a column not long ago where he questioned the boo boys at Arsenal and suggested that supporters have been perhaps spoilt for far too long. There were many that countered that view although I feel the esteemed author was spot on in every regard.

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The Curious Case Of England’s Lost Generation

February 21, 2010

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As we stumble drunkenly and half cocked into a shiny new decade it’s only natural to let our minds wander over the one just passed.

The great and the good, the ups and the downs and the fluffy little bits in the middle which are so numerous that I generally find it much better to take a single example to focus on rather than sprawl my gaze over all and sundry.

And what better example, as we wake up grumpy and dishevelled in that most glorious and fleeting of decade occurrences, a World Cup year, than the England Team?

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Gavin’s Gamble – 20/02/10

February 20, 2010

Hi blog readers,

I’m Gavin Horsfall (yes that’s me above), I’m a loyal Coventry City fan and general sports fan.

I am here to help turn your sporting knowledge into money (yes that can happen).

I will be offering Gaffers Sports Blog readers a weekly sporting tip, usually on a Saturday, so watch this space and let me know of your sports betting successes.

Check His New Tip Now…

Gavin’s Gamble – 13/02/10

February 13, 2010

Hi blog readers,

I’m Gavin Horsfall (yes that’s me above), I’m a loyal Coventry City fan and general sports fan.

I am here to help turn your sporting knowledge into money (yes that can happen).

I will be offering Gaffers Sports Blog readers a weekly sporting tip, usually on a Saturday, so watch this space and let me know of your sports betting successes.

Check His New Tip Now…