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Thierry Henry - A Ravishing Ne'er-do-well PDC World Darts Championship Preview! Football Reacts To Thierry Henry’s Retirement – The Best Quotes Monday Awards - 15th December Tat For Tits - The Ulitmate Christmas Gift Guide Top Bloke Cook Performing Poorly 'Just To Make Sure Everyone Gets A Go' Why Only Messi Can Hold A Candle To Ruud In The Champions League Era MatchPint's England RWC Ladder - December 2014 7 Points - How Arsenal And Wenger Must Improve To Win The League Aleks Kolarov Hates Christmas

Thierry Henry - A Ravishing Ne'er-do-well

A good 'un but an unashamed wrong 'un. Malachy O'Keeffe offers a counterview on the career of Thierry Henry. He in no way has an axe to grind. Read More

PDC World Darts Championship Preview!

With Christmas nearly here and nearly all other sports going into hibernation over Yuletide, Danny Smith reminds us why the darty party at Ally Pally is the best of the year and fills us in on who could take the gong in 2015. Read More

Football Reacts To Thierry Henry’s Retirement – The Best Quotes

We round up some of the best quotes paying tribute to the great man as he hangs up his boots. It includes high praise from the likes of Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers, Roy Keane and The Wealdstone Raider. Read More

Monday Awards - 15th December

We pick apart an exhilarating North West derby, laugh at Jose's unflappable cojones, do some Keys bashing and pose serious, serious questions of Neil Warnock. Contains the usual crap gags and videos that will soon be taken down. Read More

Tat For Tits - The Ulitmate Christmas Gift Guide

What should you be getting your loved ones for Christmas this year? A Nathan Dyer Breville cover? Hull City branded femidoms? Sure. We look at some of the finer gifts available out there and suggest a few new ones of our own. Read More

Top Bloke Cook Performing Poorly 'Just To Make Sure Everyone Gets A Go'

Captain Cook claims his recent rank form is entirely pre planned and that he is simply doing his best to help the new lads out. Read More

Why Only Messi Can Hold A Candle To Ruud In The Champions League Era

Van Nistelrooy - genuinely far better than you remember. We explain why deserves to be remembered as one of the modern greats. Read More

MatchPint's England RWC Ladder - December 2014

We update our England RWC Ladder. Who has made real gains throughout the autumn and who has seen their stock plummet? Find out as we attempt to second guess what the hell's going on in Stuart Lancaster's head. Read More

7 Points - How Arsenal And Wenger Must Improve To Win The League

Wenger reckons he can win the Premier League in the next three years. I don't. Being a good egg, however, I've thrown together a plan of 7 key areas the must be improved. It's as arrogantly written as it sounds. Read More

Aleks Kolarov Hates Christmas

A blood curdling carol from Serbian hardman. Read More


The Matchpint Blog > Fred Burdon


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Professional Rugby player for Leeds Carnegie and full-time Geordie lad, Fred gives insights on life as a pro sportsman, his hometown (site of his beloved Newcastle United) and life in Leeds as well as occasional chimes about the international rugby landscape.

MatchPint Olympics: Basketball and an American Showcase

By Fred Burdon | Jul. 25, 2012 1:37pm | 0 Comments

MatchPint Olympics: Basketball and an American Showcase

Fresh from a scouting mission on behalf of MatchPint at the GB - USA pre-Olympics Basketball friendly last Thursday, here is what you need to know about the sport at London 2012. Firstly, if you have a chance to go to a basketball game at the Games, particularly one featuring the... Read more>>

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Mystery 2nd Manager Approached: MatchPint reveals FA Cover Up

By Fred Burdon | May. 1, 2012 4:00pm | 0 Comments

Mystery 2nd Manager Approached: MatchPint reveals FA Cover Up

“The biggest plus for Hodgson is that he will lower expectations.” - Mark Perryman, English Football Supporters’ Spokesman, on BBC News. If this is the state of English Football, MatchPint will not stand by and do nothing. Indeed, we have already set to work on sorting this situation out. In order to... Read more>>

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Introducing Fred Burdon

By Fred Burdon | Feb. 1, 2012 2:00pm | 0 Comments

Introducing Fred Burdon

For the first 6 years 6 months and 18 days of my life, sport took a back seat in my life, choosing to concentrate on the more immediate charms of Saved by the Bell, Batman, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (you had to give Zordon time – he was... Read more>>

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