Kane and Able

Kane and Able

Harry Kane that is….quoted by another Harry (Redknapp) recently as the best striker in the Premiership. There certainly won’t be any Tottenham fans arguing with that and on Sunday yet again he performed heroics in winning a last gasp penalty to score a goal and rescue a point with seconds to go. A great start to 2015 has earned him the Barclays Player of the Month award for January with 5 goals to his name. He has now scored 24 goals in all competitions this season which is an impressive tally for the 21 year old local boy from Walthamstow. It is his young fresh “Roy of the Rovers” escapades on the pitch that has brought him to the forefront of Premier League superstar status and the attentions of many appreciative onlookers. Another Roy is eyeing him up with relish and rather unusually for an England Manager, has already confirmed in advance that he will be included in the England Senior squad for the friendly against Italy in March. Let’s hope Kane will also be an integral part of the England Under 21s team when they embark for the Czech Republic in June for the European Championships. U21 boss Gareth Southgate like Roy Hodgson must be licking his lips in anticipation of this new young lion who has so much to offer this summer and beyond. The experience and benefit he can gain from being part of a tournament campaign where if successful will take much valued experience, confidence and pride to the Senior European Championships in France in 2016. If only all the other players eligible to play...
Joseph and his technicolor dream shirt

Joseph and his technicolor dream shirt

So is Jonathan Joseph the new star of the England Rugby Team?…he has certainly made his mark in the 6 Nations so far with his 3 tries in the opening 2 matches. Had it not been for injuries then he may not have even been in the starting fifteen against Wales but then a bit of luck is often needed to launch an international sporting career. And he has certainly grasped the opportunity with both hands….firmly on the egg shaped ball! JJ has a certain flair that evokes fond memories of Jerry Guscott, another graduate of Bath who are playing swashbuckling rugby at home and in Europe.  Memories of the creativity of Rory Underwood, the speed of Jason Robinson aka Billy Wizz and of course the ingenuity & magic of Jonny Wilkinson. How refreshing to see this new young talent emerge just in time for the impending Rugby World Cup. You can imagine him being the star of the show and dare we believe carrying home the Webb Ellis trophy in a sweet chariot….us England fans can dare to dream as we did before in 2003. The England Rugby team are now building in confidence in the current 6 Nations but another huge test is still to come in 2 weeks time when Ireland will have to be overcome in their backyard to stop their unbeaten run and continue England’s. This almighty battle will more than likely decide the eventual tournament winners and then it will come down to England’s last match against France to hopefully top it all off with the Grand Slam too. Will Joseph continue to...
A record breaking Patriot and a tale of 3 Celts

A record breaking Patriot and a tale of 3 Celts

February commenced with a blockbuster weekend of sport with the New England Patriots and their superstar Quarter-Back Tom Brady triumphing late on in the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. At 37 years old Brady made history with his 4 Touchdown passes yesterday giving him an overall new record of 13 and overhauling the previous tallies of the great Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. Additionally at 37 years old he made 37 completions and beat Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl record of 34. A great weekend for Rory Mcilroy with a 3 shot victory in the Dubai Classic and a final score of 22 under par. The tournament has fond memories as his first professional trophy win came here in 2009. After a 66 on the first day he then led from the front in the remaining rounds to claim the title. And then to the other 2 sporting stories in Cricket and Tennis. While Murray was in meltdown then Morgan and England were in capitulation. How frustrating that in both cases a promising start was made with Andy Murray looking so strong when at 1 set all and a break up in the 3rd and Eoin Morgan’s England Cricket Team keeping Australia’s run scoring down to just 100 halfway through their innings. Unfortunately, the Aussies then ramped up 279 and England were 7 wickets down by the time they reached 100 runs….Game Over! Murray then lost 12 of the last 13 games to lose the match and the 4th set 6 Love! The French Open in Paris will be the next big challenge for Murray where he must surely...