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Well, Liverpool played probably the most pathetic and hopeless game of football I have ever seen them play. They lost 0-2 away to bottom of the table Portsmouth. It was quite frankly an insult to the history of the club, and that is all I am going to say.

Kevin Pietersen almost gifted the first Test to his native South Africa by running straight down the wicket while Trott, another South African told him to stay put. Who’s side is KP on anyway?! England only just held on to draw the game with one wicket in hand after a massive batting collapse right after the run out.

But the bravest piece of sporting news at the weekend was when former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas publically came out and said he was gay, making him the first openly gay player still playing. In the most macho sport in the world, this must be one of the gutsiest decisions of the year. But I don’t have a problem with it. The players and coaches don’t have a problem with it. The fans don’t have a problem with it. And anybody who does, can either give up watch or playing Rugby. Personally, I say ‘Well done Gareth Thomas, lets hope that if there are any other gay sportsmen and women, you have shown them that they do not have to stay hidden.’

Brave - Gareth Thomas

In more good news, X Factor winner whats his face, didn’t get the Christmas No.1! 🙂 Instead, the coveted sport goes to ‘Killing In the Name’ by Rage Against the Machine. Not a very Christmas sounding title, but at least Simon Cowell’s latest creation hasn’t taken the top spot at Christmas for the first time in 4 years. All the X Factor is, is glorified karaoke. All the songs are covers, nobody plays any instruments. That to me is karaoke. And releasing the winner’s single year after year at this time is to me chart fixing in all but name.

Any who, rant over.

And finally, BBC Sports presenter (and the man whose job I want) Chris Hollins and his partner Ola Jordan, or ‘COla’ won series 7 of Strictly Come Dancing. I wanted him to win from the start, and yes, he was my favourite.

Winners - Ola and Chris 'COla'

One Comment

  1. Well done Pickle! We are finding your blogs very interesting and well written – but watch some of the spelling!


    G’dad Ron & Nannie Dot

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