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

Why football’s talent ID needs more than a calendar and a ruler — A few days ago James Bunce, the head of sport science at the Premier League, asked this simple question to a roomful of coaches: what chance does an under-nine who joins a Premier League club's academy have of graduating to its first team?

Mike Ford turns to rugby league’s chaos theory to fine-tune Bath’s attack — "We were concentrating on chaos attack," says Mike Ford, a glint in the Bath coach's eye, as he explains why his players spent two days training with Wigan's rugby league squad in midweek. "That's an attack from a turnover or when the opponents kick the ball to you - and rugby league does it better than anyone."

Claudia Fragapane hopes to floor rival gymnasts at British championships — Only seven months have passed since Claudia Fragapane cartwheeled into the nation's hearts at the Commonwealth Games - her tiny 4ft 6in frame twirling like a wand through each routine; her victory smiles carrying enough wattage to light up Glasgow - by winning four artistic gymnastic gold medals.

Mo Farah’s half-marathon record is not European claims former athlete — The Spaniard who lost his European half-marathon record to Mo Farah on Sunday says that what Farah has broken "is the record for Somalia". Fabian Roncero, who held the previous European record for 13.1 miles before Farah broke it by 20 seconds in winning the Lisbon half marathon in 59min 32sec, also claimed that none of Farah's European records from the 1500m to the half-marathon should be considered valid.

Dina Asher-Smith facing selection battle for World Championships — British teenage sprint sensation Dina Asher-Smith believes she faces a fight to qualify for the 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Beijing despite becoming the fastest teenager in history over 60m earlier this month.

Boxing may well have its cost - but our society owes it a debt — There were 60 kids at the Ingle Gym in Sheffield on Saturday morning, flicking bandaged knuckles towards ghosts and making swollen punchbags tipsy. Watching on, beneath the gym's famous sign which warns "Boxing can seriously damage your health, but teaches self-discipline and gets you fit.

Mo Farah becomes first Briton to run sub-hour half marathon in Lisbon — Mo Farah became the first British athlete to shatter the hour barrier over 13.1 miles as he charged clear on the final bend to win the Lisbon half marathon in 59min 32sec. As Farah crossed the line he was so tired he got tangled in the finishing tape, cutting his knee.

Rochelle Clark eyes slice of history and icing on cake at Twickenham — "There might be a few tears, knowing me," says Rochelle Clark, as she prepares for the wall of sound that will greet her when Twickenham hears that she is making her 100th England appearance on Saturday night. "But I am really stoked. I'm going to be overwhelmed with pride and passion.

Give us a break over winter demands on English clubs — Come on then, what do you blame it on? The tactical naivety of English clubs in Europe? Slipping standards in the Premier League? Perhaps the game's loadsamoney culture which grants teams unconscious licence to overspend on sub-standard players?

Johnson-Thompson versus Ennis-Hill in heptathlon will be ‘spectacular’ — The hugely anticipated heptathlon showdown between Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Jessica Ennis-Hill, which is due to take place in May, will be "spectacular", the British Athletics performance director, Neil Black, has predicted.
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Mar 30, 2015

RT @pressgazette: Quote of the day is Andrew Marr on Paxman: 'Jeremy is a genuinely tortured, angry individual'

Mar 30, 2015

Guardian column today: Why football’s talent ID needs more than a calendar and a ruler

Mar 28, 2015

RT @jennirsl: Cameron talks frankly: politics, fears, regrets, & friends. My profile in @thetimes today……

Mar 28, 2015

RT @NHoultCricket: Martin Crowe on NZ "sons I never had" and perhaps his final match."The last, maybe, and I can happily live with that"…

Mar 27, 2015

@sidlowe Indeed. Surely wouldn't be difficult to do some statistical analysis to prove that too #futurecolumnidea

Mar 27, 2015

@Jason_AW Half a chance my 3yr old will wake me up. If not, is it wrong to admit I'll stick with highlights? V.good AW column on it btw

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