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Senior Sports Writer and Columnist — The Guardian
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Senior sports writer and columnist at the Guardian. Formerly sports editor of and father of Football Weekly

Jamie Roberts says Wales will benefit from Michael Hooper’s ban — Jamie Roberts believes Wales will benefit from Michael Hooper's enforced absence ahead of their pool decider against Australia after the Wallabies flanker was suspended for a week by a World Cup judicial hearing.

Michael Hooper suspended for Australia’s Rugby World Cup clash with Wales — Australia flanker Michael Hooper will miss the Wallabies' World Cup Pool A decider against Wales on Saturday due to suspension. Hooper was cited for an act of foul play - charging into a ruck or maul without the use of arms or grasping the player (England full-back Mike Brown) - during last weekend's game at Twickenham.

Ireland need focus against France to avoid New Zealand, admits Joe Schmidt — Joe Schmidt said there will be no let-up in intensity from Ireland against France despite both teams having qualified for the quarter-finals. The Ireland coach added that his side are determined to win at the Millennium Stadium and avoid the All Blacks in the quarter-finals.

England coach Andy Farrell hits back at the World Cup critics — England's backs coach, Andy Farrell, has robustly denied accusations that he had an undue influence over selection, particularly over the choice of Sam Burgess for the game against Wales, and insisted that when the team's four-man coaching panel did not agree Stuart Lancaster always had the casting vote.
Oct 05, 2015

England coach Andy Farrell hits back at the World Cup critics

Ireland secure World Cup progess with laboured win over Italy — This was not as grim and attritional as some of us had expected. It was a good deal worse. It was a match from the old school. Grim and attritional and, in Ireland's case, far too disjointed. The bookies make them fourth favourites to lift the World Cup.

Number crunching: why analytics still adds up at Brentford — Sometimes English football is so conservative you feel it should wear a blue rosette, serve cucumber sandwiches with the crusts sliced off, and be done with it. Last week was one of those occasions. Brentford - the chief cymbal-clappers for analytics in football - had sacked their manager Marinus Dijkhuizen, eight games into the season.
Oct 05, 2015

My Guardian column - it's simplistic to say Marinus Dijkhuizen’s sacking at Brentford shows analytics isn't working…

Oct 05, 2015

Number crunching: why analytics still adds up at Brentford | Sean Ingle

Ireland’s Rory Best: ‘Italy can steamroller us. They hit probably harder than anyone’ — 'Italy are going to come at us," warns Rory Best, his sonorous Ulster accent rising and falling like a seesaw. "We know it's going to be physical. And if we don't prepare ourselves for that, they'll steamroller us. This is not just one step up, it's three or four steps up from what we've faced so far at the World Cup."

Caution key to London NFL franchise as Jets face Dolphins at Wembley — As Wembley prepares to welcome another sell-out crowd for the first of three American Football games this autumn, the head of NFL UK has softened expectations of a British franchise in the near future. Alistair Kirkwood, says that while the sport has"great momentum", he does not expect a London team this decade.

Joe Schmidt focusing solely on beating Italy and quarter-final qualification — Joe Schmidt says he will be happy even if Ireland scrape a narrow and unconvincing win against an Italy side "fighting for their lives" at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday . And, while everyone else is dismissing the Italians' chances after their flighty opening weekend defeat by France and surprisingly close win over Canada, Schmidt expects their captain Sergio Parisse's return to add steel and spice to the encounter.

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen praises Namibia after All Blacks win — The New Zealand coach Steve Hansen hailed Namibia for "giving everything they could give" and admitted his team had struggled to deal with the stop-start nature of the game in their 58-14 victory. Related: New Zealand made to work for World Cup win by tough-tackling Namibia "We have got to deal with it better than we did," the New Zealand coach said.
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Oct 08, 2015

RT @MattGarrahan: My nine year old brought this home from school yesterday. Wish it had been part of my Shakespeare education.

Oct 08, 2015

@stupidradarguy @analyseFooty Just trying to think of the bigger picture. Now what about a movie title?Moneykidball? Fortran Four Two?

Oct 07, 2015

@Willhide Me too, only been there twice though and both times for athleticsy stuff only only seen Eugene, Portland really

Oct 07, 2015

RT @owen_g: Across Europe, attendances were the lowest for 10 years in 2014/15 according to Uefa. England and Germany among those that bucked trend.

Oct 06, 2015

RT @AHunterGuardian: Jürgen Klopp just the man to pump up the Anfield volume for Liverpool | Raphael Honigstein

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