1. Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Sticky toffee pudding is a British dessert consisting of a moist sponge cake covered in a toffee sauce. This is the definition you would find in the dictionary...

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  2. Manchester United Land Serbian Duo

    Manchester United were the first big movers in the January transfer market in the English Premier League. Manchester United landed the Serbian pair Zoran Tošić and Adem Ljajić on the 2nd of January 2009...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about almost 6 years ago 347 reads 3 comments

  3. Transfer Market Crystal Baller

    Step inside my lair, as I look deep inside my crystal ball for all the answers to whom your club will be buying in the January transfer market. The window of opportunity opens on the 1st January 2009 and will close at midnight on the 2nd February 2009...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 7 comments

  4. The 2008 Nedbank Golf Challenge

    The 2008 golfing calendar is nearing its end and what better way to celebrate the year in golf than the Nedbank Golf Challenge in sunny South Africa. The 2008 Nedbank Golf Challenge takes place from the Dec...

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  5. History of South African Sport: VII. Conclusion

    As I started this series I’ve decided to end with an appropriate story to conclude with. It’s 1990 and just days since the release of Nelson Mandela...

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  6. History of South African Sport: VI. Cricket

    Cricket came to South Africa during the Napoleonic Wars and with the British forces occupying South Africa. The first match recorded was in 1808 in Cape Town between two service teams, for a prize of one thousand rix-dollars...

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  7. History of South African Sport: V. Rugby

    The first rugby match played in South Africa took place on Aug. 23, 1862 on the Green Point Common in Cape Town. The teams were drawn from civilian and military players, who had learned to play the game at schools in England...

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  8. History of South African Sport: IV. Soccer

    The South African Football Association (S.A.F.A) was founded in 1892. The first match that year was the start of the Currie Cup, a gold cup. Western Province beat Griqualand West. The tournament grew in stature as other provinces began to compete...

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  9. Arsenal in South Africa: "Arsenal, Nidlala Ibhola!"

    The country that is bringing you the 2010 FIFA World Cup is football mad. Before the kick-off to amateur games on Saturdays, you can observe many players and fans coming down to the local grounds...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 1,415 reads 8 comments

  10. Can Everyone Please Stop Joking About Newcastle United?

    Normally it takes a bit of a thought process to come up with a good joke. Lately Newcastle United have been giving us ammunition, so let's fire at will. Hope you enjoy the collection of jokes, I even got a stab at Spurs (again)...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 4,320 reads 9 comments

  11. History of South African Sport: III. Golf

    South Africa has the weather, the courses and the players. The country has produced some of the best in the game, including multiple major winners Bobby Locke, Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief ...

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  12. What's the difference between Spurs and a triangle?

    A triangle has three points. So every Arsenal fans idea of a good joke involves taking the piss out of Tottenham. But lately, it’s just got a little too easy. These are a few new ones for our North London neighbours...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 3,621 reads 14 comments

  13. History of South African Sport: II. Boxing

    The origin of professional boxing in South Africa can be traced to the second half of the 19th century when miners, brokers, speculators, and financiers were lured to the diamond and gold-fields...

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  14. History of South African Sport: I. Introduction

    The story that follows sets the scene for a series of seven articles into South African sport history. The story tells of Thabo Daniels, born in the ‘mixed’ Veeplaas slums of Port Elizabeth...

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  15. Technology Accessed Sport

    The choices sports fans have to access and view sports have fascinated me for sometime. Sports have benefited from the rapid changes in technology...

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  16. Agger off to Real Madrid?

    The dust has settled in the Bernabéu after the mad transfer activity. Madrid is known for its bullfighting, but this seems to be transcending onto the football pitch as Real ...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 297 reads 3 comments

  17. Will Sparky Light The Fireworks?

    Affectionately known as Sparky, Mark Hughes was looking for a new and tougher challenge in his managerial career...

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  18. The Missing Three Lions

    Male lions are found in prides, but some are forced out by more dominant males and spend their life as nomads...

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  19. The Sheffield Zulus: Harlem Globetrotters of Football's Past

    So you’ve heard about the Harlem Globetrotters, a basketball extravaganza that travels around the world exhibiting athleticism and comedy. Now surely that couldn’t happen in football...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 1,023 reads 8 comments

  20. The "Dark Ages" of Football

    Like the ball with which it is played, football is on a roll. It's the sport that has embraced the global community, where agents have a major stake in the footballing world. Football is a global business...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 395 reads 6 comments

  21. English Premier League Transfer Market Awards

    Welcome to the Annual EPL Transfer market Awards, held each year (hence annual) after the madness of the silly season. "The Who" Award: Not to the band or anyone out the top four. Winner: Liverpool Reason: Diego Cavalieri (undisc...

    Tim Oates Written by Tim Oates about 6 years ago 1,062 reads 6 comments