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Weekly Musings: Ronaldo Saga, The Apprentice, Twenty20 Cricket, and more

What Catch Seventy7 learned after another week wishing they’d concentrated on football as a kid…

Ronaldo spots a mirror in the crowd...

Ronaldo spots a mirror in the crowd...

Cristiano Ronaldo + £80m = A deal too good to refuse

Has anything else happened this week apart from the potential of transfer of a certain Portuguese poseur to a certain Spanish side this week?

Didn’t think so.

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June 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized, Weekly Musings | , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Musings: Twenty20, The Apprentice, FA Cup and more…

What Catch Seventy7 learned after another week secretly enjoying Gilmore Girls…

Trent Bridge: One of three venues for the pointless World Cup

Trent Bridge: One of three venues for the pointless World Cup

Twenty20: Fun, for all the TV audience

I’m not one to stand in the way of progress (mainly because if I did, progress would doubtless mow my insignficant self down without so much as a second thought) but I am not convinced by Twenty20 cricket.

Sure, on TV it fits the medium perfectly. The pace of the game is brisk and eventful, and it’s all over within an agreeable three-hour timeframe. But live, at the ground, Twenty20 just cannot compare with the 50-over or Test match versions.

Everything is over too quickly, and the frequent musical interludes quickly begin to grate. It might have been because I was watching Middlesex/Hampshire at Uxbridge, but I’m really not a fan. The World Twenty20 can’t be over soon enough.

The Ashes is all that matters. 

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June 5, 2009 Posted by | Weekly Musings | | Leave a comment