In the same week that I finally got round to seeing Quentin Tarantino’s epic crime comedy Pulp Fiction, who would have thought this week’s sport would be marred by more controversy than drama: John Terry and Chelsea fans were accused of being racist, three Pakistani cricket players including former captain Salman Butt were convicted for a betting scam and Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Masse clashed in the Grand Prix once again.

I can only thank the lovely folk at Mouth London sport for bringing a more positive outlook on what can only be described, in true Halloween style: a “shocker” of sport controversies.

…looking ahead to the key match-ups …

Altercations and squabbles in the footie aside, the Champions League returned with Michael Dawson (not the rugby world cup winning dancer) looking ahead to the key match-ups and Louise Gwilliam entered the fray, giving her take on Europe’s Top 5 hit-men of this era.  At the top of the troupe…well you need to read it, but you will be bewildered the Argentinian Astro-Boy didn’t make the top cut. 

Mr Blackburn checked out the man of the moment Robin Van Persie in this weeks Profile piece, but I only glanced at it once because that irritating Dutchman put three past my team last weekend. I’m still absorbing the consequences of last Saturdays London derby clash at The Bridge.

…a pussycat doll on his mind…

On Thursday, our F1 pundit Will Hamilton looked back at the circus which materialized at the first ever Indian GP, where apparently his namesake Lewis Hamilton still had a pussycat doll on his mind when he decided to drive into Ferrari’s Felipe Massa.  

Finally Kob (the extractor) rounded off the week by exploring some of sport’s power couples in “Off-The-Ball”, where Mouth London looks at sport in popular culture.

…most intriguing, philosophical questions ever… 

Next week is shaping up to be an absolute cracker in Mouth London Sport. Michael Dawson and Tom Hallett will investigate some of the most intriguing, philosophical questions ever presented by the world of sport: “Why are footballers numbskulls?” and “Is NHL ice-hockey or a good old fist-fight?”.

Plus, with three Pakistani cricketers facing lengthy prison sentences for bowling deliberate no balls, Will Hamilton will look at the worst sports scandals in next week’s Top 5. Also there is the Profile article of the week: Sir Alex Ferguson, who celebrated 25 years in charge of the red devils. A legend of the game and a role model for all sports fanatics, fans and players included, especially those players who are corrupted by greed and do not understand the meaning of professionalism and honor in sport.

About The Author

I am the Sport Editor of MouthLondon, and at the moment I am studying an MA in Publishing at UCL. My interests include reading, all kinds of films, The Smiths, Coldplay and the unpredictability of diminishing ink.

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