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Autumn Internationals - Week 3 In Review Monday Awards - 24th November Wales v New Zealand – 5 Greatest Tests Fury v Chisora In Doubt Again After Social Media Stunt Backfires Scotland v England - Thoughts and Feelings Scotland v England - 7 Talking Points Autumn Internationals – Week 2 In Review Preview: England v South Africa - View From The Experts Monday Awards - 10th November Attending Boca Juniors Like A Socio: 10 Key Pointers

Autumn Internationals - Week 3 In Review

Jack Hamshaw is back with his views on yet another corking weekend of international rugby. Just how good are this Ireland side and other key posers mulled over. Read More

Monday Awards - 24th November

We tear strips off Wenger and Rodgers this week whilst Christopher Lloyd Smalling enjoys his day in the sun as a defensive god in a bumper Monday Awards. Tuck in and enjoy! Read More

Wales v New Zealand – 5 Greatest Tests

MatchPint's chief rugby hack, Jack Hamshaw, runs us through five of the most classic Tests between two true heavyweights of the game - Wales and New Zealand. There have been some absolute humdingers down the years... Read More

Fury v Chisora In Doubt Again After Social Media Stunt Backfires

Dereck Chisora's long anticipated bout with Tyson Fury could be off again after Fury's attempts to show up Floyd Mayweather on social media have backfired badly. Read More

Scotland v England - Thoughts and Feelings

11 conclusions on another decent showing from England as they weathered a early highland storm to notch their 6th straight win. Read More

Scotland v England - 7 Talking Points

We pick out 7 key talking points ahead of Scotland v England tonight. Pete Starr bangs on about Welbeck's chance to wrestle control of the No.9 shirt, where England's midfield goals are going to come from and other less interesting topics. Read More

Autumn Internationals – Week 2 In Review

We mull over another excellent weekend of rugby as Europe's struggles against the southern hemisphere continue something rotten. We talk Irish depth, faltering England, Liam Williams' claim to the Welsh 15 jersey and the predictably enigmatic French. Read More

Preview: England v South Africa - View From The Experts

This week MatchPint's very own Dom locks horns with Warwick from Cape Town over a Test match both sides could really do with winning. Key men, tactical titbits, boo boys and the year ahead are discussed with bone shaking clarity. Read More

Monday Awards - 10th November

Another ruddy huge weekend of Premier League football gets a good seeing to by Pete Starr as Chelsea pull away at the top, City and Arsenal continue to apply both barrels to their feet and Burnley belatedly join the disco party. Read More

Attending Boca Juniors Like A Socio: 10 Key Pointers

MatchPint's man in Argentina has filed a report on what it's like to muck in and watch a game at the legendary La Bombonera. Find out what a match is like down in the pens with the 'socios' underneath Boca's infamous La Doce firm. 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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