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Paul Sherwen RIP
at 10:03 3 Dec 2018

A great commentator and no mean cyclist in his day.

Introduced many, including me, to the TDF in the early days of channel 4 coverage and those epics races involving Roche, Lemond, Fignon, Delgado, Indurain.

Big swans fan as well.
At what age or ability level should a kid have to give up one sport for another?
at 14:42 10 Oct 2018

a talented kid I coach at grass roots under 10s is in his local ADC, one step down from full academy.

Wednesday he trains grassroots, Friday he trains ADC, Saturday plays grassroots and Sunday occasionally plays rugby at grass roots level. he's a decent rugby player, he can already place kick and drop kick over adults posts from the 22.

The amount he can play rugby is limited because the ADC sometimes arrange matches for Sunday including full academy trials. It seems obvious to me that these take precedence over grass roots rugby. However his grass roots rugby club take a different view and say unless he commits to most Sundays they wont play him and suggest he gives up rugby. eg he can play rugby this Sunday in a tournament but they've told him not to come.

If he was in the full academy he would not be allowed to play grass roots anything.

As a grass roots football coach I can sort of understand them needing commitment from kids, but equally if a 9 year old turns up with a pair of boots for a grass roots game of rugby on a Sunday I think he should be allowed to play.

what's the view of the Planet swans panel?

[Post edited 10 Oct 14:47]
Twin Town 1.5
at 15:07 27 Sep 2018

Filming delayed, not allowed to call it a sequel. although everybody knows it is.

What does Bryn Cartwright think?
Motd replacement
at 17:06 12 Aug 2018

What is the best weekly programme for championship highlights.

Watched Sky's EFL championship goals and not surprisingly it only showed the goal and the penalty.

Is there anything better? I recall channel 5 doing something previously but can't find anything this weekend.

100 days remembered
at 13:46 8 Aug 2018

Nice to see the centenary of the battle of Amiens and the start of the 100 days offensive getting coverage. In the past its been rather overlooked compared to The Somme and Passchendaele.

There were more British casualties in 1918 than any other year of the war.

I hope in Wales we mark the centenary of this victory and particularly the role of the 38th Welsh at Villers-Outréaux in October in a similarly fitting way to the commemorations at Mametz wood in 2016 and Pilckem ridge last year.

Quoting wiki "During this action, the division suffered 1,290 casualties and took 380 prisoners. The divisional history noted that 8 October was "perhaps ... the stiffest fighting of the whole advance" - My grandfather was one of those casualties, wounded on 08/10/1918 , The German shrapnel and his limp stayed with him for the next 70 years.
at 19:59 4 Aug 2018

I'll admit I was genuinely worried having him as our first choice keeper.

Today I was more than happy with him.

His keeping is not in the same league as Fab or Vorm, but he was solid at the end when needed.

The most pleasing thing was his passing, and composure with the ball at his feet, which I trust is an indication of how we are going to play.

So personally I'm happy to accept the odd balls up if it means throughout the campaign, in the words of Brenda, we attack with 11.

Well done Kris and keep proving my fears unfounded.
7 seasons in the premier league
at 20:13 15 May 2018

Is the longest we've spent in one division since ?

I reckon it's quite a while.
Cyclists- anybody else doing the CARTEN tomorrow?
at 10:55 11 May 2018

4th time for me, it doesn't get any easier.
Carlos gone
at 12:21 10 May 2018
[Post edited 10 May 12:22]
Sporting Miracles?
at 11:58 10 May 2018

We are a mere 100/1 to stay up.

There have been many similar or greater odds sporting miracles. Off the top of my head

Leicester City
Headingly 1981
Joe Johnson snooker
Boris Becker 1985
Norton's Coin
Greece Euro 2004

Ok these are rare events, but they do happen.

It isn't over till its over.

Lawro predicting a draw
at 11:31 8 May 2018

Interestingly the bookies have Southampton slight favourites to win tonight, but still make them favourites to go down.

[Post edited 8 May 11:41]
West ham Not yet over the line
at 14:31 29 Apr 2018

0-1 down early doors to Man city.

A hammering for them today will make them nervous.
Russian nuke list
at 13:54 18 Apr 2018

Perch and Bluey top of the list that Putin wants to nuke.

He's not stupid.

Kyle Naughton Long Throw
at 19:54 14 Apr 2018

When did that become a weapon?

Is this the final confirmation that swanselona has gone forever..
Tonights Football - what to watch
at 17:48 10 Apr 2018

Will Jesus come back from the dead to knock out Mohamed?

Will the sleeping giants win to continue their promotion push or will Cardiff get something at Villa park?

Mohammed v Jesus
at 20:00 4 Apr 2018

1-0 to Mohammed after 12 minutes
England fans
at 14:44 23 Mar 2018

Nothing a bit of Novichok wouldn't solve.
Man Utd V Brighton
at 11:49 16 Mar 2018

Man Utd v Brighton: When the teams met in the 1983 FA Cup final -

Alan Davies remembered with pride.

2 assists in a cup final.
Wednesday night games
at 19:53 31 Jan 2018

Key matches
Chelsea v Bournemouth
Newcastle United v Burnley
Southampton v Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City v Watford

Although it would put us back in bottom 3. A Southampton Brighton draw would be a good result as I reckon Brighton are more likely to go down.
Equally I think Watford are not safe so a,draw at stoke would be good for us.

Wins for Chelsea, city and Burnley obviously
Bella Emberg RIP
at 22:08 13 Jan 2018

Very big swans fan.
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