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.
With the Autumn Internationals just about upon us we, the rugby watching public, are about to be treated to twenty Test Matches pitting North vs South and of course with that the usual Haka montages, deploring of northern hemisphere rugby and the usual debates over who should be the half... Read more>>
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>>
“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>>
Now that we are exactly one third of the way into this year’s 6 Nations (thank you Stade de France and your lack of under soil heating for ensuring precisely 5 out of 15 games have been played) it’s time to take stock and assess the action (cue outlandish sweeping... Read more>>
It’s the first 6 Nations after a World Cup and I hate to say it, but everything feels a little second rate - it’s like we’re staring down at the leftover Turkey Sandwiches on Boxing Day, watching Obafemi Martins’ flips after Shearer’s salute, or sitting through Die Hard II after... Read more>>
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>>