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WRC 2011: England v France Quarter Final

Did you see the England – France Quarter Final? What happened? Was it poor selection, poor motivation, lack of discipline, lack of vision, lack of tactics, lack of strategy or what? Continue Reading »

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Monza F1 GP 2011 – Race

With Vettel on pole and winning again you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a boring race, but it was far from it – from even before the first corner! With action all the way through, Schumacher up to his old naughty tricks, Alonso giving the Tifosi something to shout about, and action, action action the race was a classic. Continue Reading »

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Monza F1 GP 2011 – BBC TV coverage

Having just lambasted ITV for their awful TV coverage of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and said that the BBC have the best sports TV coverage, I’m now wishing I hadn’t been quite so profuse in my praise of the Beeb. Continue Reading »

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Rugby World Cup 2011 – ITV coverage

First time the Rugby World Championship has been on ITV, I’m watching the Scotland game and am already incredibly frustrated by the inadequate TV coverage being provided by the UK’s main Commercial TV station. Continue Reading »

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OS X Lion strategy

When I read in the run up to Apple’s Mac OS X Lion being released that it was ‘going to bring a lot of iOS features to the desktop’ my heart sank. Apple strategists are making a fundamental business error here, getting their markets and products mixed up. Continue Reading »

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Monaco 2010 GP: wheels of confusion

It was certainly a Black Sabbath for McLaren when the Monaco GP kicked off. But they weren’t the only team making a mess of things, they just seemed to have been the only ones to have suffered from their errors. Red Bull on the other hand made worse errors, but remembered one vital fact – a fact that even Martin Brundle is confused about, although DC clearly isn’t – and remembering this fact is what won Red Bull the race. Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP 2010 Qualifying: “52 billion chickens in the world”

Monte Carlo is where the wheeler-dealers hang out, and when the Formula One circus comes to town it’s difficult sometimes to tell them apart. Both packs drip with riches, glamour, and excitement as they strut their stuff in the paddock, but how much of it is show?

As Martin Brundle said,

“I know there’s 52 billion chickens in the world, but I don’t know the answer to that question!”

The thing with Formula One is, there’s no hiding place – not even in secretive Monte Carlo.¬†Once the cars are on the track, the stars take their clothes off and parade in front of the crowds…

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