Archive for February 17, 2013
Roberto Mancini has challenged his Manchester City striker to score more goals to win the Premier League
Cheerleaders, temporary stands behind the goals, a different tune played after each player’s try – yawn, nothing to see here. A synthetic surface, more secure scrummaging, 900 youngsters playing on the pitch in the morning, 250 smiling volunteers, half-price beer after the final whistle – is this the dawning of an age of enlightenment in English rugby?
The Glitterati Twins, alternatively known as “Fancy Dan” and “Perma-Tan”, are probably not the first outside-halves who spring to a selector’s mind when there is a relegation dogfight to be won: neither Danny Cipriani nor Gavin Henson is said to be entirely displeased with what he sees when he looks at himself in the bathroom mirror of a morning, so the thought of being on the wrong end of a comprehensive hair-ruffling at the Kassam Stadium cannot have filled either man with joy.