Heineken Semi-Finals: Superstar sell-outs or damp squibs?

There was an interesting article in The Guardian this week, by rugby correspondent Paul Rees, entitled ‘Heineken Cup torn between a rock and an empty place for semi-final crowds’.  In summary, it talked about the frustration among European clubs (Aviva Premiership ones in particular) in staging semi-finals at national stadia which, given the very quick…

Easy! Easy! Now for the difficult bit.

Geoffrey Chaucher!  Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor!  Isambard Kingdom Brunel!  Michael Parkinson!  St. George!  Jeremy Clarkson!  Bill Beaumont!  Can you hear me?  Bill Beaumont, can you hear me?!  Your boys took a hell of a beating!  Your boys took a hell of a beating! Gloat over (and thanks to legendary Norwegian commentator Bjørge Lillelien for the…