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COMMENT: RFU cannot assume top names want England job

Worcester News: Michael Cheika, head coach of Australia, walks away from the trophy after his side lost to New Zealand in the World Cup final

8:00am Thursday 19th November 2015

I CANNOT help but think there is an arrogance when it comes to England and the perception of our place on the world sporting stage.

COMMENT: Heavy defeat a surreal experience for Worcester Wolves fans

Worcester News:

6:55pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

WATCHING Worcester Wolves lose heavily to Cheshire Phoenix was a strange experience.

COMMENT: Fans lead the way with defiant unity after Paris terror attacks

Worcester News:

6:53pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

WHAT happened in Paris last weekend shocked the world.

Claims of doping among Russian athletes latest blow to integrity of sport

Worcester News: Former IAAF president Lamine Diack and current holder of the role, Lord Coe

1:40pm Thursday 12th November 2015

Accusations of corruption and cheating are becoming commonplace and with each scandal so the values on which sport is built are eroded.

Rise of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy an inspiration to non-league players

Worcester News: Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (left) and Newcastle United's Michael Williamson battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story SOCC

1:30pm Thursday 12th November 2015

The 28-year-old has been in redhot form for Leicester City and is already the first player to score in nine consecutive top-flight matches in the same season.

Worcester City's heroic display at Sheffield United at risk of being overshadowed by crowd disturbances

Worcester News:

10:32am Thursday 12th November 2015

People have been quick to point the finger at the stewards and police but, as the saying goes, there is no smoke without fire.

Worcester Warriors have golden chance to strike a crucial Premiership blow

Worcester News:

11:43am Wednesday 4th November 2015

IT might only be November but already Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash between Worcester Warriors and Newcastle Falcons carries huge significance.

Homeless Worcester City have to make most of their time in the spotlight

Worcester News: Bramall Lane. Picture: Action Images

11:37am Wednesday 4th November 2015

ONCE again Worcester City are back in the spotlight.

COMMENT: Impatient owners are bad for clubs like Leeds United

Worcester News: BANNED: Italian businessman Massimo Cellino's period of disqualification as owner of Leeds has been extended to May 3. Picture: Tony Marshall/PA

10:00am Thursday 22nd October 2015

LEEDS United are a club with a proud history.

COMMENT: Bernie Ecclestone’s bizarre Sepp Blatter defence won’t stop heads from rolling

Worcester News: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone speaks to the media at the paddock area ahead of the Russian F1 Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. (41459177)

5:17pm Wednesday 21st October 2015

IT should come as little surprise that Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has come to the defence of suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

COMMENT: People know where to draw the line in rugby - unlike football

Worcester News: Referee Craig Joubert during the controversial Australia-Scotland match at Twickenham

1:15pm Wednesday 21st October 2015

CRAIG Joubert can count himself lucky that he is a rugby referee.

COMMENT: Worcester City stadium saga has to be resolved now

Worcester News:

1:00pm Thursday 15th October 2015

THE saga of Worcester City’s new stadium has run on for too long – far too long.

COMMENT: Perfect record but far from perfect preparation for England footballers

Worcester News:

7:00pm Thursday 15th October 2015

ENGLAND completing their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record is an achievement worth celebrating.

COMMENT: Worcester Warriors bidding to bridge the Premiership gap

Worcester News:

12:24pm Thursday 15th October 2015

THE sight of Ryan Lamb’s conversion sealing Warriors’ promotion back to the Aviva Premiership will forever be etched into the minds of the Worcester rugby faithful.

The longer Sepp Blatter stays at FIFA, the more football’s image will take a kicking

Worcester News: Sepp Blatter says he has not resigned as Fifa president, but Fifa insist he still plans to leave the position

1:00pm Thursday 1st October 2015

The disgraced Jack Warner may have been banned for life from all football this week but that action is long overdue and won’t shift the spotlight for the sorry state of affairs FIFA are in.

Worcester Wolves gambled by opting for wholesale changes over summer

Worcester News:

10:00am Thursday 1st October 2015

It has been a trying few months for the city's British Basketball League side.

I salute England skipper Chris Robshaw for trying to go for the last-gasp win against Wales in Rugby World Cup

Worcester News: ON THE BRINK: England captain Chris Robshaw (right) and Tom Wood leave the field dejected after defeat to Wales

8:00am Thursday 1st October 2015

England’s decision to go for the corner against Wales rather than kick a penalty has been analysed over and over by pundits across the globe.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is perfect pantomime villain

Worcester News: Diego Costa looks set to start against Arsenal in the Community Shield showdown at Wembley

1:00pm Thursday 24th September 2015

The Chelsea striker spends the whole performance deliberately winding people up and seeking a reaction but ends up getting his comeuppance at the end.

Rugby Union's TMO use during World Cup's opening weekend bordered on farcical

Worcester News: Rugby World Cup

9:00am Thursday 24th September 2015

IF the use of television match officials is ever to be introduced in football, the governing bodies would do well to look at the Rugby World Cup and take heed.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club ccan bounce back from relegation

Worcester News:

7:00am Thursday 24th September 2015

It has been a disap pointing campaign in the top flight for Steve Rhodes’ side, who have now been relegated for the fourth time back to Division Two

Jonathan Thomas correct to put his health first

Worcester News:

10:00am Thursday 17th September 2015

IN announcing his retirement, Jonathan Thomas has brought the curtain down on a stellar rugby union career.

Wayne Rooney's England goal-scoring record will be hard to topple

Worcester News:

7:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

You could see the relief in Wayne Rooney’s eyes as he finally became England’s leading scorer.

Football referees put up with obnoxious behaviour from touchline and stands

Worcester News: Football: Chipping Sodbury return to form with win over Ellwood

9:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

But the case of schoolgirl referee Emily Dyke is particularly alarming.

Wounded Wales can still be force in Rugby World Cup

Worcester News: CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wales player Rhys Webb is stretchered off as coach Neil Jenkins looks on during the International match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Im

11:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

Despite a double setback, you write the Welsh off at your peril when the tournament gets under way later this month.

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino needs to get on with his job

Worcester News: Spurs target Saido Berahino

10:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Berahino is paid, and paid handsomely, to play for the Baggies and if he chooses not to, he shouldn’t be paid.

Manchester United were winners in David de Gea transfer window battle with Real Madrid

Worcester News: David de Gea looks set to sign for Real Madrid for a fee of around £29million

1:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Despite the mud slinging from both clubs blaming each other for the deal falling through, United have never been that keen to sell. If they’d wanted to, they would have made sure and done it.

Worcester City are lacking a leader in mould of Wayne Thomas

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Worcester City V Stalybridge Celtic.................Wayne Thomas (4335353)

1:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

When City first arrived at Aggborough, they were expected to be relegation fodder.

Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe needs a dose of reality — not a skivvy

Worcester News: Jermaine Defoe. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

3:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is seeking to employ a personal assistant.

Justin Gatlin represents everything wrong with athletics

Worcester News: Jamaica's Usain Bolt, second from right, on his way to Gold in the Men's 100 metres final ahead of USA's Justin Gatlin, left, at the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

9:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

The thought of knowing a twice-banned athlete was world champion would not have sat easy with me.

England's cricketers seemed too relaxed in final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval

Worcester News: LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23:  Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad (r) enjoy themselves as England celebrate winning the ashes after day four of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 23, 2015 in London, United

1:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Poor though our batting was – which is certainly a topic for another day - there was a definite case of after the Lord Mayor’s Show about this.

Worcester City will struggle this campaign if they keep up current level of indiscipline

Worcester News: CARL HEELEY.

6:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

We're not even two weeks into the new season and already Worcester City have had three players sent off.

Chaos of off-side decisions here to stay after Christian Benteke’s controversial winner in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth

Worcester News:

10:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

According to the new reading of the laws, a player in an offside position attempting to play the ball has to be flagged offside. They no longer have to make contact with the ball.

Worcestershire Rapids' NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final Duckworth-Lewis defeat was an anti-climax

Worcester News: Moeen Ali Worcestershire County Cricket Club (5264800)

7:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

This was supposed to be the County’s big day, their chance to at long last fulfil their dream of reaching finals day.

Adil Rashid option for England's final Ashes Test against Australia is an interesting one

Worcester News: Adil Rashid is back in the England fold after a five-and-a-half-year absence

1:00pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Against the odds, they have won the Ashes with a Test to spare, something that was unthinkable following the Lord’s shambles.

Worcestershire Rapids' NatWest T20 Blast clash with Hampshire has not exactly come at right time

Worcester News:

10:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

Never before have Worcestershire reached Twenty20 finals day.

Jose Mourinho's outburst at Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn was a step too far

Worcester News: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wouldn't be drawn on his alleged bid for John Stones

4:27pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Mourinho was livid at what he felt was a fundamental lack of knowledge from his staff in not realising their actions would force Hazard to the sidelines.

Sport drug cheats are no laughing matter

Worcester News: Mo Farah celebrates winning the 10,000m at London 2012 with coach Alberto Salazar and training partner and silver medallist Galen Rupp. Photo: PA

11:00am Thursday 6th August 2015

High profile athletes such as sprinter Justin Gatlin have been found guilty in the recent past, not to mention the current allegations against Alberto Salazar, the coach of Mo Farah.

Premier League is compelling but Arsene Wenger's refusal to shake Jose Mourinho's hand was pathetic

Worcester News: TOUGH TIME: Alan Pardew claims Arsene Wenger should be afforded more respect for his achievements as manager of Arsenal

4:01pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Mourinho made sure he shook the hand of every Arsenal player, patently trying to score some cheap political points.

Some big European football nations could miss out on place at 2018 World Cup

Worcester News: England manger Roy Hodgson during a press conference ahead of the UEFA European Championship Qualifying game at the Stozice Stadium, Slovenia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 13, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should

12:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Such is the way the teams were divided up prior to coming out of the hat, with in-form Wales being among the top seeds for the first time.

You have to admire optimism of Worcestershire County Cricket Club supporters

Worcester News: PITCH BATTLE: The New Road square is mopped up after the recent heavy rain but there may be worse to come.

3:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Thankfully, the wash-out had little bearing on the bigger picture with Worcestershire already guaranteed a top-two finish.

The new-look Worcestershire FA Senior Cup competition is the right move

Worcester News: Worcester City  FA Cup second round match against Scunthorpe United. Pic Jonathan Barry 7.12.14 ......Goal scorer Daniel Nti celebrates with Carl Heeley. (14142307)

1:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The county FA has taken away the sporadic fixtures in the depths of winter and injected some interest into the warm-up campaign.

To see Chris Froome abused by spectators in his Tour de France triumph was utterly despicable

Worcester News: Chris Froome is expected to win his second Tour de France title in Paris tomorrow

11:34am Thursday 30th July 2015

The 30-year-old was spat at and had urine thrown over him during the three-week event, which culminated in him riding to his coronation on the Champs-Elysees last Sunday.

New Manchester City signing Fabian Delph is public enemy number one among Aston Villa fans

Worcester News: File photo dated 30-05-2015 of Aston Villa's Fabian Delph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 17th, 2015. Fabian Delph is already staying, having made the surprising decision to reject Manchester City and remain at Villa Park. See PA story S

1:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

But is it any wonder Delph jumped ship?

England returnee Jonny Bairstow too good for Worcestershire

Worcester News: Jonny Bairstow continued his rich vein of form to score a century at Durham and rescue Yorkshire's innings

1:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Worcestershire have been unable to contain the prowess of Jonny Bairstow and hopefully Australia won’t be able to either.

Sepp Blatter should walk away from FIFA presidency immediately

Worcester News: FIFA President Sepp Blatter during a press conference at the Costa Do Sauipe, Salador. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story SOCCER World Cup. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. (32486221)

10:51am Thursday 23rd July 2015

It will be just the nine months between Sepp Blatter announcing his intention to step down as president and the date for a fresh election on February 26.

Roberts stars with eight-wicket haul

Worcester News:

11:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

SWING bowler Matthew Roberts ensured his start to the season was a memorable one by recording career-best figures of 8-21.

City axe falls on striker Symons

Worcester News:

4:03pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

MIKE Symons is the highest profile casualty as Worcester City begin their summer rebuilding programme.

Ryan Lamb: Warriors crowd to clinch final spot

Worcester News:

9:30am Monday 4th May 2015

FLY-HALF Ryan Lamb believes the Warriors supporters can play a huge part in helping the club achieve promotion.

Warriors should have won by more – Ryan

Worcester News:

8:00pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

DEAN Ryan admitted he was frustrated that Worcester Warriors aren’t further ahead going into Friday’s Championship semi-final second leg against London Scottish.

Warriors battle to slight advantage

Worcester News:

7:10pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

IT’S advantage Warriors at the halfway stage of their Championship play-off semi-final but they made hard work of it against London Scottish.

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