This week’s roundup also includes a bit of Kevin Pressman penalty thwacking and some terrible rugby1) The raucous PDC World Darts Championship is back again. In the competition’s first year at Alexandra Palace in 2008 the big favourite Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor was expected to ease through the rounds to a 12th title but came up against Wayne ‘Hawaii 501’ Mardle in the quarter-final. What ensued was an all-time classic that ended with a victorious Mardle on his haunches in tears of joy. On that night Taylor was magnanimous in defeat, with Mardle in the Sky studio last year he did not take so kindly to his former rival’s line of questioning. Still Taylor learned the art of darts needle from the master, Eric Bristow.2) Those of you with phone apps, friends on social media or windows will have noticed there was a flurry of snow over the weekend. This means it’s time to revisit some football being played in the trademarked good ol’ days when nothing would stop those hearty men kicking leather around. There’s Aberdeen versus Rangers in 1955, when seeing the ball was not a straightforward task. More recently, the Welsh non-league side Risca FC faced Aberdare Town in snowy conditions on Friday. Alternatively, if you like to be knee-deep in the white stuff, then the snow World Cup is the one for you. Continue reading…



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