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7 Sure Fire Signs You're A Gillingham Fan Preview - Barbarians v Australia QPR Looking To Smelt Rio Ferdinand Who Had The Greatest Test Debut? Autumn Internationals Guinness Offer! Monday Awards - 27th October Guest Opinion: Hammers In Heaven As Boss & Board Get It Right Best Of The Web - Schtiff Breeze For Schteeve Online Content Work Experience - MatchPint Need A Rugby Blogger! 6 REALLY Interesting Maribor Facts

7 Sure Fire Signs You're A Gillingham Fan

Danny Smith crystallises what it is to be a fan of Gillingham FC in seven glorious points. Up the Gills! Read More

Preview - Barbarians v Australia

Jack Hamshaw looks ahead to the Baa-Baas vs Australia this Saturday as the Autumn Internationals get underway. How will the Barbarians cope with a Wallabies outfit desperate to let their rugby write the headlines for once? Key battles, statistical titbits and all the usual good humour. Enjoy. Read More

QPR Looking To Smelt Rio Ferdinand

QPR owner considering ways to chemically strip bothersome former England captain and social media nuisance. Read More

Who Had The Greatest Test Debut?

Who enjoyed the greatest ever Test debut? We take a goosey at some outstanding first caps from the history of international rugby. Read More

Autumn Internationals Guinness Offer!

The Autumn Internationals are here once again! MatchPint have teamed up with Guinness to reward rugby fans cheering on their team at the pub with friends this November. Read More

Monday Awards - 27th October

Blunders, gaffes, mad deece strikes and all the usual shrieking controversy from a fine weekend in the Premier League. We review the hell out of it all. Read More

Guest Opinion: Hammers In Heaven As Boss & Board Get It Right

It's nearly November and West Ham sit in a Champions League spot. Emily Pulham examines how last year's drab underachievers have turned things round this term and the difference it's made around the Boleyn. Read More

Best Of The Web - Schtiff Breeze For Schteeve

Lols all round as Steve McClaren has a Weston trying to get on the Derby team bus. An utterly vital 10 seconds of you day. Read More

Online Content Work Experience - MatchPint Need A Rugby Blogger!

Know your rugby? Capable of an amusing turn of phrase? Fancy being MatchPint's rugby correspondent over the Autumn Internationals? Get involved! Read More

6 REALLY Interesting Maribor Facts

Concerned your wife might leave you for a man who knows more interesting facts about NK Maribor than you? FEAR NOT, get educated in under 2 minutes. Read More


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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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