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Guest Opinion - Pochettino, Another False Dawn? Pre Season Friendlies - Goals and Highlights Queen Owned by Horse Fails Drugs Test New England Captain - The Runners and Riders To Replace Gerrard Premier League Fixture Schedule Antoine Griezmann - Worth A Punt? Breaking - ECB Backtrack On Ballance Punishment Rewind - India In England 2011 7 Great Football Sketches Transfer Window Jargon Explained

Guest Opinion - Pochettino, Another False Dawn?

Lawrence Jaksman reflects on a bleak 12 months as a Spurs fan. Will Pochettino be any different from all the others? Read More

Pre Season Friendlies - Goals and Highlights

Some goals from last night's friendly guff. Read More

Queen Owned by Horse Fails Drugs Test

The Queen has tested positive for a banned substance, the British Horseracing Authority has revealed today. Read More

New England Captain - The Runners and Riders To Replace Gerrard

Stevie G has retired! Who will lead our noble team of middling no-marks out in the qualification for Euro 2016? Let's look at the possible candidates and try and work out who's the least flawed. Read More

Premier League Fixture Schedule

We've got all the fixtures and dates for the new Premier League season in once place. Read More

Antoine Griezmann - Worth A Punt?

Old Tony Griezmann's got a €24m release clause, a big trendy quiff and a hankering to get the hell out of Real Sociedad ASAP. Paddy Malkin has a look at whether he's worth a punt and what you can expect from him if he were to hop over to the PL this summer. Read More

Breaking - ECB Backtrack On Ballance Punishment

*BREAKING* - English Cricket Board controversially flip flop on Gary Ballance's Sunday night out scandal, issuing unique six month sanction. Read More

Rewind - India In England 2011

We take a look back at the last time India braved these shores in the summer of 2011. It would prove to be a remarkable series in many aspects... Read More

7 Great Football Sketches

Pete Starr runs through seven of the greatest comedy sketches. Some of them contain actual football references. Read More

Transfer Window Jargon Explained

The transfer window is ridiculous. We’ve broken down some of the more common nonsense from players, managers and the media for your pleasure. 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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