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Sports Web Editor — The Guardian
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Editor of @guardian_sport (Digital). Have a YouTube/Vine problem. And a tumblr blog (http://theworldofsport.tumblr.com/)

Sepp Blatter faces media after re-election as Fifa president - live

theguardian.com — Head of football's world governing body holds press conference in Zurich after winning a fifth term and blasting US authorities' Fifa investigation and what he calls Europe's 'hate' campaign

Multi-talented footballers

theguardian.com — "I seem to recall former Carlisle United player Chris Balderstone going on to represent England at cricket," says Gary Scott. "Are readers aware of any other football players who excelled at another sport?"

Football: Knowledge - has a flamethrower ever been used to thaw out a frozen pitch?

theguardian.com — "There's a story doing the rounds at my local that Blackpool once resorted to using a flamethrower to thaw out their frozen pitch," writes Bill Winkles. "Would I be right to think it's total guff?" Well Bill, it's not quite true, but it is closer to reality than you might imagine.
Dec 13, 2014

Innovative pitch-thawing attempt from Cowdenbeath there. In 1963, though, Norwich used a flamethrower at Carrow Road gu.com/p/x9jpq/stw

Where does the term nutmeg come from - the final word

theguardian.com — "Where does the word nutmeg come from?" asks Kevin McDay and others. In previous Knowledges, we've examined several possible answers, including that nutmeg is 1940s cockney rhyming slang for leg. However, in his superb book Football Talk - The Language And Folklore Of The World's Greatest Game, Peter Seddon points out a far more likely etymology for nutmeg: that it comes from duplicitous practice in the nutmeg trade.

Knowledge: the footballers that don't really like football

theguardian.com — "My brother met David Mail, one of our Hull City heroes some years back. He'd recently retired from football and was now a lorry driver," writes Mark Sellers. "After a bit of chat David confessed that he didn't really like football (he'd much rather watch a film on TV) and that he preferred his new life as a trucker.

Deliberately subbing goalkeepers for penalties

theguardian.com — Eduardo Panizzo kicks off this week's offering with a poser: "Has anyone ever subbed their keeper specifically for a penalty and/or a penalty shoot-out?" It's happened several times, Eduardo. In the 1996 First Division play-off final, Leicester manager Martin O'Neill decided to bring on 6ft 7ins Aussie keeper Zeljko Kalac for Kevin Poole, who's barely 5ft 11ins in his boots.
Jul 05, 2014

RT @kevbizarre: Old article from @James_Dart on keepers being subbed on for shoot-outs including @OfficialFOXES legend Kalac theguardian.com/football/2005/…

Euro 2012 special, part two: when did Holland last play without a 'van'?

theguardian.com — "When was the last time Holland played an international fixture without any players with 'van' in their name on the pitch or substitutes' bench?" wonders Johnny Worthington.

Did lightning kill an entire team?

theguardian.com — "What is the largest number of game-ending injuries to have occurred to a single team during a match?" enquires Bob Sedlak. The tragic case of Bena Tshadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo apparently holds this unfortunate record, Bob, after a truly freak blast of lightning wiped them out mid-game.

The biggest extra-time beatings

theguardian.com — Guffen Helleve writes: "In the Norwegian women's Cup final earlier this month, the score between Asker and Strømmen was 0-0 after 90 minutes, but finished 4-0 to Asker after extra-time. Has any team won by a bigger margin after extra-time?"

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Mark Selby: World Snooker Championship final - live!

theguardian.com — Frame-by-frame report: Ronnie O'Sullivan is bidding for a sixth world title, but will Mark Selby deny him? Follow the latest now
May 05, 2014

Ahh, May Day bank holidays in Britain: Ronnie O'Sullivan v Mark Selby: World Snooker final – live! gu.com/p/3pvny/tw with @James_Dart

May 05, 2014

We're live blogging snooker. Which is real commitment to live blogging. Though apparently it's quite exciting bit.ly/Rl7oWy

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Feb 11, 2016

Takes me back … how Muggsy Bogues made it big in the NBA. @max_whittle meets him on the court gu.com/p/4gtb7/stw

Feb 11, 2016

Great from @Everton and their fans. Still 14% who weren't having any of it, mind theguardian.com/football/2016/…

Feb 11, 2016

.@jonawils ties in Wenger, Clough, Freud, Shakespeare, Infinite Jest and plenty more. Very well worth your time theguardian.com/football/blog/…

Feb 11, 2016

Really good from @barneyronay on Jos Buttler, England, T20 and cricket's new world order theguardian.com/sport/blog/201…

Feb 10, 2016

@bootifulgame 'On the playground is where I spent most of my days.' Oh aye bit.ly/1VuJaG5

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