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Daily: 28th November 2009 - Hello! RG here and as today’s first ever guest writer for the Daily, I believe it is my duty to welcome you to the weekend. For me, I am delighted it is the weekend, having spent the past day and a bit stuck in bed feeling ill. Not ideal, but yesterday saw some awesome news to keep me happy.



Daily: 19th April 2010 - I can hear you all yelling at me 'RG, I'm stuck here in northern Europe with simply nothing to do. How shall I spend this dull Monday while I pray for that awful volcanic ash from Iceland to go away?' Well, visitor of Sidepodcast, welcome, to the kind of new look Daily Post. With, as you can probably guess, a new writer. Each day of this week will feature a different writer of the Daily. Tomorrow, you will have the lovely Marilene here. But for now, you are stuck with me.

Daily: 26th April 2010 - I liked Sunday. Not only did I keep my first clean sheet in three years, but we were treated to an absolute cracker of a Giggles Radio show. The theme was the letter 'M', and all I'll say there were some brilliant songs that were played in the 2 hour 40 minute show. (You have that time in the day, I know you do.)


Daily: 3rd May 2010 - Bonjour. And it is another Monday, but it is not a normal Monday, it is in fact a Bank Holiday Monday. A day in which you have an excuse to do absolutely nothing all day. Unless you are working anyways, or have to revise 60 answers to questions of French for a speaking exam on the Tuesday. Ahh well, onto the bulletpoints...

Daily: 10th May 2010 - Wakey wakey. Still with us aren't you, even after the Spanish Grand Prix? Please say you are. That wasn't the greatest of spectacles, but hey, lets not complain too much, at least Kamui Kobayashi and Timo Glock remembered what the chequered flag looks like (and about time too).

Daily: 17th May 2010 - Well, well, well. You wait ages for a good controversy and then bang, is there anything that Monaco can not do? And that race had everything, overtaking, massive shunts and people falling in the water. As usual, I've updated my New Teams Championship (its getting close), Leigh has his massively indepth review. At the time of writing Lukeh hasn't done his review, but I'm sure it will be up soon. Onto the bulletpoints:

Daily: 24th May 2010 - What a fantastic weekend, if you like the sun that is. (Not me of course, there are some things I do believe are underrated, that being rain and Ian Holloway.) So, as we come crashing back down to the working week, and the rain inevitably kicks back in to ruin all of our moods (unless you are me or Jon, who love the rain) then hang around on Sidepodcast, thats almost certainly going to cheer your day up. To the bulletpoints:

Daily: 31st May 2010 - Wow-ee. How on earth do you follow a weekend like that, full of dodgy singing, surprisingly good racing and some rather big talking points? Well, I know the right three words to cheer your Monday up, Bank Holiday Monday. Yes, for the second time this month, you can have a lie-in and have a beautiful, relaxing Monday. That is of course unless you don't have it and then I salute you, in working on such a day and for keeping the world ticking. Heroic speech over, to the bulletpoints:


Daily: 7th June 2010 - 2 years ago, I loved the Canadian Grand Prix. I really do not know why, I mean Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld scored BMW Sauber's first ever win and 1-2, while Timo Glock scored his highest finish at the time in fourth. I just can't think why that was awesome. And so, F1 returns to the land of Ice Hockey and Maple Syrup after a years break. But, that comes later on in the week. In fact, I had no real reason to bring it up for a rather miserable Monday, but its cheered me up. Good times, onto the bulletpoints:

2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 1 - Here we are. Four years of talk since the infamous 2006 World Cup in Germany, four years after the Zidane headbutt, the fourteen cards between Portugal and the Netherlands and yet another England defeat on penalites. The world is invited to South Africa, 32 nations are taking part in the biggest sporting event on the planet.

Daily: 14th June 2010 - Aaaaand breathe. My oh my, that is what I call the perfect sporting weekend. In fact, did anyone notice what the weather was like? We covered literally everything here at Sidepodcast, from the F1 in Canada, to the Le Mans 24 Hours in... Le Mans to the World Cup in South Africa. Just fan-tastic. And there was more, rugby union, tennis, all commented on this very site. Shall we move onto the bulletpoints? I think we should.

2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 6 - The World Cup entered new waters yesterday, by providing us with a cracker of a game. Originally seen as a walkover for the Brazilians, North Korea battled hard against them in a tight 2-1 contest. Oh yes, only the second time more than two goals have been scored in a game so far this tournament.

Daily: 21st June 2010 - Here comes summer. Yes, for those living in the part of the world that lies above the equator, summer is officially here and can be officially enjoyed. I see those living in Barcelona get 23 degress with a bit of cloud, those lucky to be in San Francisco are in for a tasty 24 degrees with clear blue skies and those in Newcastle get a lovely... 15 degress and lots of cloud. Very... nice.

2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 13 - 13 Days. Never has so much expectation been placed on England before, a result is required, a win against the Slovenians. Its not all about England, Germany could be out if they aren't too careful. USA need to perform and Australia, ideally need to try and keep all 11 men on the pitch. World Cup Day 13, my word, we should be in for a treat and a half.

Daily: 28th June 2010 - You know that feeling when your dreams are just so amazing they just can't be real, a good race in Valencia, a Sauber looking quick, Kamui Kobayashi reminding us all why the legend that is Peter Sauber hired him.


Daily: 5th July 2010 - Hello you lovely peoples out there. Right now I usually start with some long-winded, witty (sometimes) introduction to the daily post. Today is different, since the 5th July may just be the most uneventful day of all 366 of them. Nothing interesting has happened, nobody interesting was born. In fact, the only birthday of note is that of Dolly the Sheep, the first ever cloned animal. Not even a human, there should be something interesting in the bulletpoints:

2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 25. The final - One month ago, the hosts South Africa played Mexico in the opening game at Soccer City. The game featured a memorable strike from Siphiwe Tshabalala and their Macarena-esque celebration. Now, on the 11th July, the Netherlands and Spain go head to head to win the World Cup for the very first time.

Daily: 12th July 2010 - Well, that was a pretty boring weekend.

Daily: 19th July 2010 - Congratulations everyone, we've made it to the 200th day of 2010. Give yourselves a pat on the back, 200 days since New Years Day. Where on earth has the time gone? We are half way through the F1 season and have witnessed the World Cup, Wimbledon and of course, the Open Championship of golf. (Promise, this is the last mention of the sport until the Ryder Cup). And you know what all these posts have required? Guest posters like myself. Mrs C pays her tribute and I'd love to say thanks to them for allowing me to write the daily (even if this one is on course to be so very late). So, to the bulletpoints:

Daily: 26th July 2010 - Oh hi, you have caught me in an unexpectedly good mood. Obviously the F1 wasn't the cause of that. Yes you lovely people out there, speedway has once again made me a happy chap. One hand on the Premier Trophy, and here I go into more song and dance. A whole 22 points safe for the second leg, oh its lovely. And Tai Woffinden isn't even involved (that is for tonight). Sadly though, I fear the mood is downhill from here.


Daily: 2nd August 2010 - Feet up lovely people, it is official, F1 is on the summer holiday. I assume that means not much of a daily is required then.

Daily: 23rd August - To quote Lindisfarne, 'I'm Coming Home Newcastle.'

Daily: 30th August 2010 - It was wet, everyone was on the edge of the seat. Journalists, fans, prepared to slaughter the unlucky losers, and praise the chosen three. Would the men in charge get the choices right, sort the men from the boys, penalise the wrong men, select the victors. Yes, Colin Montgomerie chose Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Edoardo Molinari as his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup.


Daily: 6th September 2010 - Morning. You alright? Good, thats what I like to hear. How are your family? Good too, aw that is lovely. I've been meaning to ask you, have you been keeping up with that person lately? No, oh that is a shame, I liked him you know. So did you do anything at the weekend? Ah, the DTM at Brands Hatch I see, any good. It wasn't you say, a bit dull? Oh, you found it tedious do you. Terrible. I hear that football you didn't like at the weekend was rather good. Oh, you want me to be quiet? Well fine, I'll just do the bulletpoints.

Daily: 13th September 2010 - I'm currently afraid, I am petrified, keep thinking it's going bad with de la Rosa in our side. But on a Sunday night, thinking how it could get better, Peter says the letter, I heard news that I'd prefer. So you might be back, from Pirelli testing, we should never let you go in the first place with that beard on your face. We should have kept you in the car, we should have left you the key. If I'd known for just one second, if Pedro would bother me.

Daily: 20th September 2010 - Do you remember what happened on this day one year ago?

Daily: 27th September 2010 - You. Yes you, I like the look of you. I'm not sure why, but you look good. Smart, thats always a good sign in the end. Hey now I know you can hear me so don't shy away like that. Come closer, come on, closer than that. Look, there is a chair here that you could sit on and its right next to me. I'm not going to hurt you now, look, I'm from Newcastle, we love everyone and wouldn't hurt a fly. Great, you are seated, you can hear me, lets get the bulletpoint party started.


Daily: 4th October 2010 - The battle is nearly won my friends. We have the advantage, we look the best. The conditions have failed to be kind, but in the end used for our benefit. This is the year we win it back, snatch it away from the hands of the enemy. Use this lead, take it with both hands and slaughter them, make them wish they never came to Wales, make them cry, win the Ryder Cup.

Daily: 11th October 2010 - Can I start off with a rant? Yes, yes I can, South Shields got a mention of this weeks XFactor and trended on twitter. This makes me deeply unhappy, since South Shields is, in my eyes, worse than Middlesbrough. Am I saying this because I much prefer North Shields, yes, yes I am.

Daily: 18th October 2010 - I probably shouldn't have another moan in a daily. But it is my daily, and I'm having a moan anyway. Now honestly, I love writing the daily, I do, I love Monday's, that as well (yes, I am a bit odd). So, doing a daily on a Monday is perfect for me, especially the 19 weeks in the year when a race has gone before it.

Daily: 25th October 2010 - I met with Mr and Mrs C last week and they did not give me any assurances I was seeking about the future of the Daily Posts. I then told them that I would no longer be writing Daily Posts for Sidepodcast......


Daily: 1st November 2010 - Geoff: "Hello and welcome to Well Known Shaving Cream sponsored Daily Special, with me, Geoff Stelling. Alongside me this week are as usual four crazy, mad men to take us through todays daily. With me are Matt Le Tissue, Paul Marson, Phil Thumpson and Charlie Oh Look at Me I used to play for Arsenal aren't they all great."

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Daily: 15th November 2010 - And its all over. Just like that. Poof, a new World Champion. A season to be done with, not the greatest ever. 2008 is still up there, but it had some spectacular highs (Kobayashi on Alonso in Valenica, if you want reminded of it, I'm more than happy to go into an half hour analytical detail about the best 40 laps of my life). And then, spectacular lows (Every single race up to Turkey, generally Pedro de la Rosa's season, Singapore and Abu Dhabi).

Daily: 29th November 2010 - Sadly, RG is currently trapped in his home due to the the dangerous snow levels currently being suffered by those in the North East of England and Scotland. Because of this... tragic, situation, RG is unable to actually do a proper daily. Instead, we will go straight to the live broadcast of Link Match Special, covering the first test of the world famous Dead-Links Series, of course famously named after the first Link Match between these two great nations, in which the links were permanently deleted and stored inside a folder. Any way, lets go to the action.


Daily: 6th December 2010 - "Hey Sergio, I tell what isn't real, Santa Claus."

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Daily: 23rd December 2010 - As the group of Sergio, Felipe, Adrian and Nigel skipped on through the snow, they came across a small village, which oddly had people in short sleeves, starting off the barbeques and had no snow around. Adrian was the first to speak out of the shock, "Those lucky..." he was cut off from two men approaching him who spoke.

Daily: 27th December 2010 - Previously on The Daily: Basically Nigel killed the Wicked Driver of the West, met the Wizzard's of Aus who told him where Santa was and SENT JERMAIN DEFOE OFF DESPITE THE FACT IT CLEARLY WASN'T INTENTIONAL AND WASN'T A RED CARD. Oh sorry, the last bit didn't happen, that was Martin Atkinson, I've got over that, honest. Erm, on with the Daily.



Daily: 3rd January 2011 - "Aaaaaaand welcome back to the darts game live, here, at the Liiiiiiiiiiiinking Palace, Lundon. And we got a cracker here between two verrry decent playahs, we got Rubens Barrichello, two one up 'ere against a decent Ciaran Clark. And alongside me is Wayne Marple."

Daily: 17th January 2011 - Is Luka Modric the best good looking ugly footballer in the world?

Daily: 24th January 2011 - I was 4 minutes away from having to wear a paper bag over my head to school tomorrow on Saturday...

Daily: 31st January 2011 - I'm watching Sky Sports News all day to see if Jim White actually explodes this time.


Daily: 14th February 2011 - Original Ronaldo is retiring. Fantastic striker. Zonal Marking has reminded me to Sky+ the 2002 World Cup Final on ESPN Classic at 2:30pm. I suggest you do the same. Oh, and Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiko <3

Daily: 21st February 2011 - Wrexham 2-7 Gateshead. In your face Wales, North East rules.

Daily: 28th February 2011 - Top 4 players in golf. Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell. America, you are getting owned.


Daily: 7th March 2011 - For Dean Richards.

Daily: 14th March 2011 - Note to self: Write stuff for your blog. Got it me lad?

Daily: 21st March 2011 - I have the Irish Eurovision song stuck in my head. It is by Jedward. Somebody, please, please help me.


Daily: 4th April 2011 - Funny and unique Daily Post excerpt goes here.

Daily: 11th April 2011 - This is not a subliminal message, but speedway is better than the MLB.

Daily: 18th April 2011 - Read this daily. This excerpt will be simple and memorable.


Daily: 2nd May 2011 - Happy Monday. Apart from Michael Cairns, yes you, it didn't go over the line. Pal.

Daily: 9th May 2011 - This is the start of the best week ever.


Daily: 8th July 2011 - You missed me didn't you? It is fine to admit it.


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London 2012, Day 8 - Right, I know it’s going to be hard to grab your attention away from a finely poised Test match between England and South Africa, but there are medals still to be won as the Olympics enter week two. Today will be the last day to see rowing at Eton Dorney and swimming at the Aquatics Center, with a total of 4 gold medals up in each. The athletics kicks up a few gears with the heptathlon, women’s 100m and men’s 10,000m. Away from Olympic Park, Maria Sharapova takes on Serena Williams in the tennis, and Team GB will be hoping to avenge the women’s death by beating South Korea, before their inevitable defeat to the mighty Brazil in the semi finals. There’s also medals to be won in badminton, fencing, shooting, weightlifting and the torturous triathlon, so if you still fancy watching England get bowled out for 238, it’s on you.