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Strachan Appointed Scots Boss

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by jackpinnock

Former Southampton and Celtic boss, Gordon Strachan has been appointed Scotland manager, replacing Craig Levein.

The no nonsense Scotsman has signed a contract to keep him charge of the Hampden Park outfit until the end of the current World Cup qualifiers and through the duration of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

In his media conference in which he was unveiled as the Tarten Army boss, Strachan expressed his delight at being appointed of the national side, saying “I’m very proud but also my family are proud. The time is right for me to be able to take a job like this.”

He also added “If you can be successful you can make a nation happy and make a nation proud and that is the priority for me to be able to do that with help from other people.”

“I have the experience, I like working with people, I like dealing with people and I like trying to make people better,” he added, stressing the importance of taking Scotland to the World Cup in Brazil and Euro 2016 in France.

Before appearing as a television pundit for both the BBC and ITV, Strachan’s last managerial job came at Middlesbrough, where his rather unsuccessful spell ended in October 2010, when he left the Teesiders sitting in 20th place in the Championship table.

Other teams Strachan has managed are Coventry City, Southampton and Celtic, where he had his most successful spell as a manager, winning the Scottish league title on three consecutive occasions, 3 league cups, and guiding Celtic to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

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Darts in the Olympics?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2013 by jackpinnock

16 time world champion, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor said that he would be chuffed to bits to see Darts in the Olympics, after his 7-4 victory against Dutchman, Michael Van Gerwen in the PDC world championships. However, is he right?

Despite the announcement that there will be an investment of £508 million until 2016, unfortunatly there will be funding cuts to some key Olympic sports including Handball and Volleyball which may not feature British participation in Rio De Janeiro for 2016.

With the success of the 2012 games in London in all areas of the track and field, the question lies with is there room for Darts to compete in the Olympics?

You have to say that it is more popular than many Olympic sports, and there are now sports that are being questioned for being categorized as Olympic sport such as Football and Dressage.

Former British Olympic Association Director, Sir Clive Woodward took to Twitter to say “Darts is definatly an Olympic sport. Look at the fans, TV coverage, audience and real skill under pressure.” Taylor said “You’d have a good atmosphere, it’d be exciting to watch.”

Based on these comments made by people who have extensive knowledge in the sporting legacy, I would definatly agree that Darts could become an Olympic sport, and maybe should be considered for Rio de Janeiro in 2016.