World Cup brimming with memories

So there’s just one week to go. And what a wonderful World Cup it has been, despite plenty of denigration of the minnows from certain…

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Bowing out with glory

Heartbreaking. There’s no other word that can describe England’s late defeat to New Zealand on Saturday afternoon at Wembley. A World Cup campaign which looked…

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The Aussie angle: Why I feel for the English

It was perhaps significant that just a few hours after we witnessed one of the greatest World Cup matches in history, between England and New…

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The spirit of America

It’s a case of Back to the Future on my return to these pages after my annual voyage on the world’s finest boutique cruise vessel,…

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It’s do or die for England

It’s not easy writing a column sometimes – especially when every England performance so far in this World Cup has been the same! In all…

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Never to be forgotten

When news filtered through on Saturday that Steve Prescott’s incredible battle against terminal cancer had finally come to an end, I and a number of…

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Workington did the World Cup proud

What a week! This World Cup really came of age last week with great performances from teams like Fiji, Scotland, Tonga, the USA and the…

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Plenty for England to build on

England’s performance against Australia was better than I expected, and there are many positives that can be drawn from the game. But I feel that…

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Tales of the unexpected

I couldn’t believe it when I got the text saying that England had lost to Italy! Due to a prior engagement I couldn’t get to…

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The good, the bad and the indifferent

First published in League Express, Monday 14th Oct 2013 With the World Cup just around the corner, this is my last chance to have a…

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