If a game that involves men sticking their heads up each other’s bottoms can have open refereeing why can’t football?



What can football learn from rugby? * By Blacksheep I watched the second half of the England/Wales rugby match on Saturday and apart from wondering at the Welsh comeback and the high attrition rate in terms of injury, I was mainly struck by the marked difference in officiating. This weekend we have again seen some …

Untold egg-chasing: my first ever rugby union match



Northampton vs London Irish by Blacksheep On Friday night I was invited to go to watch the Northampton Saints rugby union side play London Irish at Franklin’s Gardens. Now I suspect some of you don’t like rugby, or like me have never been to a game, whilst others (those further afield perhaps) might have no …