Wasps, double European champions in the days when they strode across the sunlit uplands of the professional club game, have spent the last few seasons lost in the darkness, to the extent that even their front-line players had no idea whether they would be paid at the end of a hard month’s thud and blunder.
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Tuesday 12 July 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Tuesday 08 February 2005
Saturday 08 January 2005
Last year I noted my surprise on seeing a production of Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! in High Wycombe complete with recorded music but no orchestra. I thought it a little off that the production magically found an orchestra when it played in London. This week that rather bizarre policy became official. The Arts Council gave a sizeable grant for a new work by Bourne, which again will have recorded music everywhere apart from the capital.
Saturday 11 December 2004
It is about as clear as mud, which is as it should be. As this season's round-robin stage shifts past its mid-point, it would be easier to calculate the long-term benefits of organic carrot consumption than to identify the likely quarter-finalists.
Friday 10 December 2004
Ben Kay, semi-forgotten as a World Cup-winning lock since finding himself out of favour with the England coaching hierarchy following a flaccid 2004 Six Nations Championship campaign, will have an opportunity to remind Andy Robinson and company of his considerable gifts when Leicester and Wasps resume their Heineken Cup rivalry at Welford Road on Sunday. Kay has been recalled to the Midlanders' starting formation in preference to Louis Deacon, who drops to the bench - the only change to the side that won last weekend's marvellous opening skirmish at High Wycombe.
Tuesday 07 December 2004
On Saturday I treated the Barbarians v New Zealand at Twickenham with what the late George Brown used to call a complete ignoral, reserving my enthusiasm for Wasps v Leicester at High Wycombe on the following day. By all accounts, I was right.
Monday 25 October 2004
Monday 11 October 2004
Monday 02 February 2004
Sunday 18 January 2004
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