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Rob North
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Sep 15, 2017, 8:17 AM

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Location: Dunfermline
Team(s): Didcot Town, Reading

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HORSE RACING
Friday September 8th
Ascot Racecourse
Admission £28 (King Edward VII Enclosure) Programme £3.50 Parking £8
Food - Fish and Chips £16 (sit down in the restaurant - pricey but easy to get a seat, nice atmosphere)


A visit to one of my old haunts, from where I used to be 3 stops away from work on the train. First time I've been here since the 'rebuild' was completed in 2006 and I have to say the result is stunning. Facilities are as good as it gets on the British stage and presumably on the world stage. We were in the posh enclosure, jacket and tie required, enabling us to pass the majority of the 'bowlers hats' on duty and giving us comfortable access to seating inside and out. View of the course from the outside seating is as good as any view of a racecourse in the UK, even up there with my rooftop view at Kelso!
We paid a lot for parking but it did mean we were near the gate as it was chucking it down before racing. There is free parking but it's at the east end of the high street and a bit of hike from the main entrance. Ascot High Street was clogged up and the usual pain. Best to approach from the Bracknell direction if paying for parking or Winkfield Road if using the free parking. Exit was swift on one of Ascot's quieter days and we reached our hotel (the Lodge at Newbury Racecourse) in under an hour.
Run of the mill racing by Ascot standards, but even then they had a Class 2 handicap as the feature race. Stand out horse of the afternoon was a powerfully built son of Frankel called HERCULEAN who did the business in decent style in the 7 furlong two-year-old maiden. He stood out in the parade ring, a good hand higher than the rest and very muscly, and galloped relentlessly to victory.


mxhornet
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Sep 22, 2017, 10:18 AM

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Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 21-09-17 7pm
Trowse - 21 OC Chargers- 29
Norwich & District Winter League
City Academy Norwich

First up a chance to watch Trowse before my scoring duties later on. Close game but Chargers led from start to finish and egded further ahead with each quarter.

Thursday 21-09-17 8pm
Watton Lightning - 33 Icenians -22
Norwich & District Winter League
City Academy Norwich

My scoring allocation this week once again a wet evening.

Icenians started very well and suprisingly lead 9-7 after first quarter, however Watton hit top form in the second period to lead 17-12 by half time. Watton continued to score at faster rate (23-16) at three quarter time.

No more scoring for me until half term as I'll be umpiring junior league games on a Thursday evening instead.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


John403
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Sep 23, 2017, 10:19 PM

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Location: South London
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Friday 22 Sep 2017

Downpatrick Racecourse

Running out of Irish racecourses I can realistically do in a day but when I went to Down Royal a couple of years ago I remember seeing a bus to Downpatrick at Belfast bus station. It was an hour journey from Belfast and then an easy 20 minute walk to the course.

Facilities were compact and neat. Food as seems to often be the case in Ireland was decent and not just fast food like at most courses back home. If I back horses here again I'll certainly be looking for course form as it's quite unique with hurdles on bends, very undulating and a real up hill finish. The heavy ground left some really tired horses.

One of the highlights of the day though was again seeing Northern Irish tv presenter Pamela Ballentine doing the racecourse presenting from the paddock, I have a bit of a thing for that older lady ;)

Flights all went to time and back home at 1am very tired


Steelback
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Sep 24, 2017, 10:03 PM

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Location: Hampshire
Team(s): Northamptonshire Steelbacks : Peterborough United : San Francisco 49ers

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NFL International Series
2.30pm @ Wembley Stadium
Baltimore Ravens 7 Jacksonville Jaguars 44
Admission by Season Ticket (£32 per game)
Programme £10
Attendance 84,592

First of four games in 2017 (which I think is maybe one to many), two each at Wembley & Twickenham. Poor game mainly because Baltimore were so bad but a nice warm late summer day made for a nice day out. Lots of extra security around today but no issues getting in and a good atmosphere.

The usual can't watch a sporting event without drinking their own body weight in lager boys out in force again today, maybe one day we'll get alcohol free sections like we get at Cricket so we don't have to endure this pondlife at games.



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kirby knitters
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Sep 24, 2017, 11:11 PM

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Spent £30 on lager at the recent RL final at Wembley and had a great time. Let people enjoy themselves. It hardly makes them pondlife!!


jrev61
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Sep 25, 2017, 1:15 PM

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Spent £30 on lager at the recent RL final at Wembley and had a great time. Let people enjoy themselves. It hardly makes them pondlife!!


That's probably only 2 pints at Wembley pricesSmile



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Steelback
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Sep 25, 2017, 4:41 PM

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Spent £30 on lager at the recent RL final at Wembley and had a great time. Let people enjoy themselves. It hardly makes them pondlife!!


Depends on how they or you behave. Could you not enjoy the game unless you spent £30 on beer, are you there to watch the game or get drunk?



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kirby knitters
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Sep 25, 2017, 4:59 PM

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Spent £30 on lager at the recent RL final at Wembley and had a great time. Let people enjoy themselves. It hardly makes them pondlife!!


Depends on how they or you behave. Could you not enjoy the game unless you spent £30 on beer, are you there to watch the game or get drunk?

I like a few beers when watching games and certainly wasn't drunk. I get your point on behavior though.


mxhornet
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Sep 29, 2017, 6:53 PM

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Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 28-09-17 6-45pm
Norfolk United Tornado - 9 Thoroughbreds- 19
Norwich & District Junior League Under 12 Division
UEA Sportspark

My first proper umpiring experience in a league environment albeit at the lowest level, however I'm not eligible to umpire at a higher level yet. Just ten minutes per quarter in this league.

After a very one sided first quarter after which Thoroughbreds led 10-1, Tornado fared better from there on with it being 15-2 at half time. They even had the better of third period 5-2, before a drawn last quarter.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Wheelbarrow
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Sep 30, 2017, 10:32 PM

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London Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals

Robert Emmetts 1-24 0-16 St Gabriels
Kilburn Gaels 7-23 1-07 Cuchullains

at McGovern Park, Ruislip

Two one-sided games judged just by the scorelines. Both games had some fine hurling, but each featured one team utterly ruthless at finishing. Ironically Gabriels registered the first two points of the game before Emmetts got rolling. After that they were sharper everywhere on the pitch. In the second game, there was some ferocious play early on with both teams looking to assert themselves. Kilburn took an early lead but a goal for Cuchullains brought them right back into it and I thought we might get a tighter game! It did become one way traffic in the final third of the game.

The final should be a cracker.there was only two points between them in the round robin stage of the championship.


Hodders
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Oct 1, 2017, 9:56 AM

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Location: Stretford, Manchester
Team(s): FC United of Manchester, Carlton Town, Manchester Rangers (RL)

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NBL National Trophy
Manchester Magic 75-64 Derby Trailblazers

Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range
Admission £5

While football may be at a premium with radio duties, basketball is more than achievable with 6:30 tipoffs in the amateur pyramid. Close run game until the 4th quarter when Magic ran away with it. Michael Anumba the top points scorer with 19 to his name,, and at 20 a real talent. Co-MVPs for the Magic were Kayin Darbey (11pts, 11 assists, 6 steals) and Lee Goldsborough (11 points, 20 rebounds).

Win sees Magic into the semi finals, and begin their Division 1 campaign at home to Kent Crusaders next week.



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Wheelbarrow
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Oct 2, 2017, 10:25 PM

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Forthcoming London club GAA fixtures at McGovern Park, Ruislip:

Sunday 8th October
Senior Football Championship Semi-finals:
Tir Chonaill Gaels v St Kiernans 2.30pm
Fulham Irish v Round Towers 4.00pm

Sunday 15th October
Senior Hurling Championship Final:
Robert Emmetts v Kiburn Gaels, throw-in tbc


nico
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Oct 3, 2017, 6:04 PM

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National Football League

MIAMI DOLPHINS 0 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 20

Venue: Wembley Stadium
Ticket: £40 {but really £46.55 due to Ticketshyster's fees & add-ons}
Attendance: 84,423

My seat was in block 512... https://twitter.com/...s/914903143892361216



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


mxhornet
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Oct 6, 2017, 6:38 AM

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Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 05-10-17 6-45pm
Norfolk United Doves - 12
Norfolk United Thunder - 8
Norwich & District Junior League Under 16 Division
UEA Sportspark

After last week I found myself "promoted" to do under 16s, I think it is probably random what you get allocated. Anyway a closer contest if rather low scoring.

An even first quarter (2-2), Doves had edged ahead by half time (5-4). Doves had the their best period during the third quarter to lead 9-5 before another drawn quarter.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Oct 13, 2017, 6:27 AM

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Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 12-10-17 7pm
Norwich Medics - 41 Watton Storm - 12
Norwich & District Winter League
City Academy Norwich

As I was without an umpiring allocation this week I reverted back to scoring.

Medics are a new team to the league but a very decent side all the same. They blew Watton away with a 14-1 first quarter and were 23-2 up by half time. Watton improved as the match wore on but were well beaten all, third and fourth quarter scores (11-5) and (7-4) still comfortable enough in Medics favour.





Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Rob North
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Oct 13, 2017, 9:38 AM

Posts: 1669
Location: Dunfermline
Team(s): Didcot Town, Reading

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HORSE RACING
Sunday October 8th
KELSO
Admission - Annual Member
Programme - £2.50, up 50p from earlier in the year (Inflation 25%?)
Food - Scotch Pie (excellent quality as ever) £2.50
I missed the twilight meeting in September due to other commitments but back fro the first weekend card. Ground in superb condition as usual at this time of year, with evidence of drainage work just after the home turn in an area which got rather boggy last season. Going was listed as 'Good, Good To Soft in places' but by my reckoning from a course walk was 'Good' all round. It's a delightful walk around the course, very peaceful particularly up in the far corner by the two mile start.
Main event was a £30,000 added 2m 1f handicap chase which is as good such event as there will be in the North pre-Christmas. Winner was progressive FOREST BIHAN who now looks on the fringe of championship class in the minimum distance chase class. SIMPLY NED, twice a winner of this race and now a ten-year-old, ran a cracking race in second and was closing at the line. Last year's winner THEFLYINGPORTRAIT ran right up to his best in an attempt to make all the running, only giving way approaching the last.
In the two mile novice hurdle two pulled a long way clear of the remainder. The third and fourth look to be no slouches so winner BEYOND THE CLOUDS and runner-up SOME REIGN have to go into the notebook as ones to make their mark in better company. The winner is predominantly sprint bred so may be best kept to better ground and might have a rest through the winter months.
The 2m 5f novice hurdle didn't look a bad event either, a closely fought battle between COOLE HALL and MAYO STAR, both looking as if the run would do them no harm and suggesting there is better to come.
Difficult to judge the form in a small field, but in the three mile novice chase AN LAOCH gave the long odds-on favourite Point The Way a scare and looks better over fences than he was at hurdling. He has the build for it and his jumping technique is sound.
Travel wise it was my first 'there and back' trip over the Queensferry Crossing. A clear run as the bridge gawpers seem to have lost interest. The wind baffles on the side of the bridge should mean this bridge has to be closed less often than the old bridge.


Wheelbarrow
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Oct 15, 2017, 8:43 PM

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London Senior Hurling Championship final
Kilburn Gaels 1-16 0-14 Robert Emmetts
at McGovern Park
Adm £10 inc prog, usual refreshments available in the club house.

On a glorious afternoon in Ruislip, with the pitch in perfect condition, underdogs Kilburn upset Emmetts bid for three-in-a-row London Senior titles.

Kilburn quickly took a two point lead, and after a quarter of the match were 0-05 to 0-01 up. Emmetts had wasteful in front of goals, posting several wides, whereas Kilburn were looking dangerous every time they got possession. Emmetts rallied slightly in the second quarter and had narrowed the margin to three when in the dying seconds of five added minutes Kilburn got a goal. Ironically the Kilburn bench were bellowing at the referee demanding a free while their players kept going and worked the ball into the square and finished from close range.

The five minutes time was due in part to the increasing feistiness on the pitch, which carried on into the second half. Quite how we ended up with all 30 on the pitch at the final whistle I will never know. We only reached that whistle after another nine minutes of added time in the second period - so effectively an extra quarter of a match on the standard sixty minute club game!

When they were hurling istead of squaring up, the play was similar to the first half with Kilburn scoring the better points from possibly fewer chances as their buffer meant they didn't have to chase the game. Emmetts gave it their best and were chipping away at that lead. They got it down to a margin of three, a goal in it, but only in the eighth added minute, and a final point at the other end made things safe.

A good game, and Kilburn go on to an All Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship quarter final. Haven't heard about dates for this yet (it was mid January last time), or which province will provide the opposition. Presumably it won't be the Ulster champions after Cloughmills visited in the last competition.


cherryhopper
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Oct 15, 2017, 11:46 PM

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Saturday14th October @ Wembley Arena
World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final
George Groves W KO4 Jamie Cox
Ticket £50 plus add-ons which took final cost to £59.75
No programme but free card listing all the fights available in reception.

Cherries playing at Wembley Stadium in the afternoon gave me the perfect opportunity to attend my first ever boxing show afterwards just accross the road at Wembley Arena. Was surprised how small it looked inside, not as big as the Odyssey in Belfast where I saw Ice Hockey last year. There are around 20/25 rows of permanent blue seats on three sides, the stage being on the fourth side, with an extra flat seated area between the ring apron and the cheap seats at the end. I had a good view in one of the side stands fairly central to the ring, which was surrounded by a few circular rows of seats for VIP's and press.

Many of the undercard fights produced some spectacular knockouts and two upset points wins for journeymen over prospects. In the chief support John Ryder produced a career best performance to knock out Dane Patrick Neilsen, who had only lost once previously in a world title bid. In the main event the underdog, Swindon's Jamie Cox, took the fight to George Groves and gave a good account of himself in the first three rounds, I thought he won the second round. At the end of the third round crowd trouble flared up in the cheap seats which almost distracted me from what was happening inside the ring, luckily I regained my focus on the fight I had paid to see in time to see Groves knock Cox out with a spectacular body shot in the fourth round. Groves now goes on to meet Chris Eubank junior in the Semi-Final due to be held in January or February. Although Wembley Arena wasn't full, Groves v Eubank would probably sell out the much bigger O2 and if they put the fight off until spring or summer next year it could be staged outdoors at a football ground either Brighton, where Eubank is from, or Chelsea, who Groves supports. The early finish to the fight meant I was back at my base in Luton by midnight. Hopefully this won't be the last boxing event I attend, have always wanted to visit the home of boxing, York Hall in Bethnal Green.


mxhornet
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Oct 20, 2017, 7:07 AM

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Thursday 19-10-17 6-45pm
Norfolk United Doves - 12
Norfolk United Mercury - 33
Norwich & District Junior League Under 16 Division
UEA Sportspark

As per a fortnight ago I was given a Doves fixture but despite scoring 12 again they were well beaten this time out.

Mercury were in control from the start and led 8-2 at first break, they pushed further ahead by half time 18-5. More of the same in the third quarter which ended at 28-8, Doves had the their best period during the fourth quarter although Mercury still had the edge.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Steelback
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Oct 23, 2017, 5:10 PM

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Location: Hampshire
Team(s): Northamptonshire Steelbacks : Peterborough United : San Francisco 49ers

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NFL International Series
6pm @ Twickenham
Los Angeles Rams 33 Arizona Cardinals 0
Admission by Season Ticket (£32 a game)
Programme £10
Attendance 73,736 all obviously 'ignoring' the most 'ignored sport in the world'

Poor came as Arizona were awful and the Rams were more than good enough to take advantage. Would never happen in Rugby League of course.

Game finished at 21:02 & key in the lock 22:10 and this despite parking a good 15 mins walk away from Twickenham. Quite liked the game under lights as atmosphere always seems better somehow.



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mxhornet
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Oct 27, 2017, 7:31 AM

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Thursday 26-10-17 8pm
Foxes - 46 Easton Eagles -16
Norwich & District Winter League
City Academy Norwich

No junior league games to umpire with it being half term, so I offered to score this fixture. A comfortable win for Foxes but an enjoyable game to watch all the same.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Dribble!
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Oct 29, 2017, 10:11 AM

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Saturday 28 October 2017
Day 5 of London 6 Day cycle event

Lee Valley VeloPark

Admission: £38.50
Programme: £10


The third London 6 Event, and still value for money with racing from 6pm to 10pm - the main competition plus entertainment from 6 sprinters plus a women's Omnimum.

Not a full house, surprising - maybe last year sold out with the Wiggo factor. Almost full and the main attraction did not disappoint - Mark Cavendish and his new partner, Peter Kennaugh winning the Derny final and taking a lap in the final Madison.

The other start of the show was GB Star, Katie Archibald dominating the women's event.

The loud music, disco, lights and plenty of beer may be aimed at the 'hipster' market but in fact many of the crowd were young families. Will be going again next year - great entertainment.



Last New Ground; Colney - Norwich City Training Ground, Games in 2018/19 Season; 75, New Grounds this Season; 43, Next scheduled game:tbc
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mxhornet
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Oct 29, 2017, 4:07 PM

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Sunday 29-10-17

Norfolk United - 43 TFC - 42

Mizuno England Netball Premier League Division 3

Haydn Morris Hall, UEA Sportspark

Attendance - 75ish

Bottom versus second bottom here but far from a pair of poor teams, a great match to watch. A new part of the Sportspark for me to watch netball or anything else for that matter. TFC are a Leicestershire based team and the Loughborough / Hinckley area in particular.

TFC went 3-0 up early on but were pegged back and it was very tight up until the end of the first quarter with the visitors 12-11 up. A reverse of fortunes in the second quarter as NU had an early run of goals to lead by 4 goals at one point but still had a healthy lead (23-20) by half time. TFC had the better of the third quarter to close to within a goal (34-33) and their momentum carried on in to the last period and led by 3 goals with 5 minutes remaining but NU stormed back to regain the lead with a minute to go and held out for the win.






Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Steelback
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Oct 30, 2017, 6:37 PM

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Location: Hampshire
Team(s): Northamptonshire Steelbacks : Peterborough United : San Francisco 49ers

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Sunday 29 October
NFL International Series
1.30pm @ Twickenham
Cleveland Browns 16 Minnesota Vikings 33
Admission by Season Ticket (£32 a game)
Programme £10
Attendance 74,237

Best game of the 4 London games this year with the outcome not decided until the 4th Quarter, although you always felt the Vikings would win as the Cleveland defence got very tired due to their offence not giving them enough time to take a breather.

2018s schedule not yet announced but one or more games are earmarked for Tottenhamís new stadium which will probably see the end of my Season Ticket days and just doing game by game at Wembley & Twickenham unless the 49ers are scheduled for Tottenham.

Iíve seen 19 of the 32 teams now and I believe only 6 have yet to come over in the 10 years of games which are Seattle Seahawks, Gr**n Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans & Philadelphia Eagles



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Rob North
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Nov 1, 2017, 2:06 PM

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HORSE RACING
Saturday October 28th
KELSO
Admission - Annual Member
Programme - £2.50


Turf in superb condition once again fro the first autumn Saturday meeting.


The form of the maiden hurdle from the previous meeting first by TEMPLE MAN (5th prev.) who one the first division and then by SOME REIGN ,winner of the second division, who was 3 lengths down to Beyond The Clouds last time. The latter is entered at Wetherby on Saturday in a novice event under a penalty but it will take a very good one to beat him. Looking back to the previous meeting KELPIE's MYTH (sixth having made much of the running) now comes into the equation as a future winner. TRESHNISH stayed on nicely fro second here and looks one to improve over further with experience.
Lucinda Russell's BIG RIVER impressed on chasing debut, potentially the stable star this season with the enforced absence of Grand National winner One For Arthur. He jumps big and bold and could well contest top level staying novice contests this season. Big River's task was made somewhat easier when Paul Nicholls charge Give Me A Copper jinked sharply at the 'chicane' going away from the second fence and unshipped Sam Bowen. The other three contestants weren't remotely of the class of the winner by well done to Chris Grant, whose ACDC showed promise on chasing bow, and Kenny Johnson who fielded 5two to hunt round fro 3rd and 4th prize money.
The feature handicap chase was won in comfortable style by Nicholls trained AS DE MEE, but he was probably favoured by the small field and doesn't look totally straight forward. WAKANDA ran a sound race on seasonal debut and will strip fitter for this run, while ASH PARK ran well from out of the weights and will be interesting back in a lower class race.
It was good to see Alistair Whillans's MEADOWCROFT BOY win the two handicap hurdle. He was a 137 performer at best but clearly had problems and raced here off 105. He won well enough to suggest he might have a bit in hand at this level and may be able to follow up.


I'm at the racing for the next couple of Saturdays, with a reciprocal at Ayr this Saturday on my Kelso membership, and then back to Kelso on November 11th.
Meanwhile another sporting event takes place at Cowdenbeath on Friday November 3rd as local primary schools complete in a series of contests involving Goblin electric kit cars constructed by 16 schools. As part of the project Rotary Club Of West Fife, of which my wife and I are members, have assisted St Serf's Primary School from High Valleyfield in constructing their vehicle. A test run was held at the school last Friday and we are looking forward to the event.

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