Daily: 4th September 2011

4 September, 2011 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)


Hello out there, we're on the air and it's Sunday night tonight. I have returned, and once again in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fashion, to be the super-sub on another daily. This time Lou isn't feeling too grand, and of course we all wish that she gets better soon.

So, Formula 1 news, and as per tradition for whenever I do a daily, there is absolutely none to talk about. Sauber did some testing at Vairano with Esteban Gutierrez, that's about as high as I can go really. How fun. Lewis Hamilton though did appear on the new Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, which also featured several highlights including his latest crash in Spa, that my friends I find interesting. I don't remember the BBC ever showing F1 coverage other than at the Sports Personality of the Year.

So lets broaden our horizons, football! And lets not bother with this pointless international football (apart from poor old Scotland, drawing 2-2 with the Czech's after the away team were awarded a penalty that never was, shame...), but yesterday was Non-League Day! I popped myself along to watch Gateshead beat Alfreton Town 2-0 to continue their unbeaten start of the season, as they find themselves in second place of the Blue Square Premier, level with Wrexham, but behind on goal difference. 'Heed Army!

In this week's not-so-subtle dig involving Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald, Wozniacki's new boyfriend Rory McIlroy has said "I think we definitely spur each other on," which is great, as Wozniacki really needs to win her first major to justify being number one, and McIlroy really needs to stop spending time with his sponsors and start doing a bit better in the European Tour to take down Donald, who isn't going to be winning a major any time soon.

Speedway time! And last week was supposed to be my attempt at introducing everyone to the wonders of the sport. Sadly my internet decided it wouldn't play ball and didn't allow me online. I think that's a conspiracy. Although it was probably a relief as the track at Torun failed to produce much entertainment. The particular highlights was the wildcard Darcy Ward, in his first Grand Prix outing, finishing 3rd, another win for the unpredictable Swede Andreas Jonsson, and the only Brit in the GP, Chris "Bomber" Harris scoring 0 points from 5 rides. Actually... that isn't really a highlight. The next Grand Prix is the Nordic Grand Prix in Vojens, which is this Saturday evening (hint, hint).

I'll leave you with two things. Firstly a heart warming tale from the world of football. Former Fulham, Tottenham and Sunderland midfielder Steed Malbranque has retired from football at the age of 31 to look after his ill son, who has cancer. Certainly a good-hearted individual.

Secondly, it is the Rugby World Cup on Friday being held in New Zealand, so, despite it being the wrong code played by those down south, it is still an adequate time of one of the few moments England were World Champions:

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