Are you ready for cycling's renaissance to hit Norfolk?

07 September 2011 17:38

This year’s Tour de France was a joy – a special race that ebbed and flowed as well as anything served up by sport in recent times. Such was the effect, I took a drive (yes, that's much easier than on two wheels) over the Cols du Galibier and Telegraphe...

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Tony Fernandes puts in a Hammer bow...

29 June 2011 08:16

Tony Fernandes is a man who knows how to play the game. The Team Lotus principal is a genius at it – when to get your name in places that will help you out, and when to stay well clear. And his West Ham connection? Well it did the trick. He is...

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Carrow Road transfer rumours ticking over nicely

06 June 2011 10:39

It may well be June 17 when seeing Norwich City back in the Premier League will sink in for most. That is the day the fixtures for next season are released – including all the players. It was a stock quote earlier this month. But for me, it started...

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Time to find out how this great Norwich City story ends

29 April 2011 13:58

It has been a manic few weeks – from Norwich City’s incredible promotion challenge to (for me at least) the start of the Formula One season, and lots in between. The newsdesk has been just as busy, with the likes of today’s Royal Wedding. I’m...

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Rejuvenated Snetterton will excel

14 March 2011 23:59

Even in this job, there aren't many things that would get me out of bed on my birthday to go to work. But Motorsport Vision – owners of the track at Snetterton – found one of them that would do the trick: Taking a BMW M3, paddle shift gears and all,...

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Sexism - everybody's talking about it.

26 January 2011 18:36

It feels like the news has been dominated by what happened over the weekend. If you haven't heard, it was the reactions of a certain few to the shocking event of a woman running the line at Molineux - and getting her one big call spot on.Even me and the...

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I'll get them in now, my 2011 highlights...

18 January 2011 17:53

I think it is fair to say 2011 has settled in now; it feels comfortable as our home for the next 12 months. So we may as well look ahead to what is going to catch the eye before we get the baubles out again. Obviously winning the Ashes series...

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Back in the Barclay; A wandering Wilbraham

30 December 2010 17:52

It hasn’t happened very often since I got this job, but on Tuesday I went to Carrow Road and just watched the game as a fan. Back in the Lower Barclay too – my season ticket home for 10-odd seasons. And you know what… it was a little odd. ...

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Hold tight Tony, and 2011 could really rock

13 December 2010 00:02

So Tony Fernandes has come out fighting, and good on him. Story: Team Lotus switch back to green and yellow for 2011 in F1 Were the rumours on Friday (see my previous entry) a case of Chinese whispers? Malicious falsehoods? A genuine misunderstanding?...

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Is Tony Fernandes being squeezed over Team Lotus?

10 December 2010 16:46

The rumours were flying around today that Tony Fernandes may be forced to leave alone his Lotus ambitions before the start of the 2011 Formula One season. Speculation I caught wind of suggested FIA chief Bernie Ecclestone had a few stern words for...

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Lotus rules the world - for a day, at least

09 December 2010 01:21

What a day – and what a story. They don’t come along very often, but when they do they’re a great challenge and extremely hard work. The headline – Group Lotus will become a major sponsor of the established and successful Renault F1 team, in the...

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May I refer you to England's blitz in Australia?

07 December 2010 10:08

Firstly… how good has this Ashes series in Australia been for England so far? It’s like nothing I can remember taking in before. Winning the little urn in England is one thing, but to be in with a proper chance down there is something else. The...

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Pride in Potters and Norwich City smashing

29 November 2010 00:52

What a day it’s been. I’m still in the office, just tidying up a few things – but with the first Ashes Test on in the background, it’s more than worth looking back. The snooker at Potters has been brilliant again. The third year the Premier League...

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The Ashes - feel the glow...

26 November 2010 13:16

Doesn't it feel like the Ashes have kicked into gear already? Two days of fascinating cricket – not that I’ve actually been awake to enjoy much of it – and if it keeps up at this rate, the series will be superb. Australia seem to just have the...

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Man definitely triumphed over F1 machine in 2010

16 November 2010 10:46

I heard something from BBC’s David Croft today, something he said in a podcast before Sunday’s final grand prix of the F1 season – and it rang perfectly true. Croft is good value on any day, but he quite rightly pointed out that for a sport where...

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