Top 10 Great Sportsmanship Moments from 2012

There were so  many with the London 2012 Olympics, Euro 2012, Ryder Cup and so much more.   Here’s our Top Ten starting with Number 10 and working our way down to our Number 1  Great Sportsmanship Moment of the year.   10.      Golf –  Young American’s  Honesty Of The Highest Order   November:  A … Read more

Great Fans – Wenger Stops TV Commentators so French Can hear Irish Sing

4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions  coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what … Read more

What is sporting success?

Celebrating its 125th year anniversary, Arsenal FC, are the first British Club to qualify for the (European) Champions League knock out stages this year. They have consistently qualified for both this ‘highest level’ league and its subsequent knockout stages every year since their manager Arsene Wenger joined them some 15 years ago. Despite this, some … Read more

French Revolutionaries, Kiwi Cup, Springbok Honour & a Romanian Winner

The All Blacks played like the ‘great prophets of doom’ as Bill McLaren once described them as they closed out the fantastic French revolutionaries – a team that was in disarray yet played wonderful rugby (only in the final)  while the favourites played a rugged dogged defensive game to nervously win a thrilling Rugby World … Read more

He missed 3 penalties in one match but never gave up.

He missed 3 penalties playing for Argentina against Colombia. He scored a goal in the next game. He broke his leg while celebrating a goal for Villa Real. He scored a goal from inside his own half. His injuries kept him out of football twice for 6 month periods. His 200th goal for Boca Juniors … Read more

Why do some sports people celebrate with anger?

Why do goal scorers run to the crowd shouting and roaring with their faces twisted in anger and aggression? Why don’t they celebrate with maybe a huge roar and a big smile? Where are the smiles gone? I remember in the 70s when players scored they lept in the air, or in George Best’s case, … Read more