Thursday, 20 October 2016

The greatest day

20 October 1996 - FA Carling Premiership
Newcastle United 5 Peacock 12, Ginola 30, Ferdinand 63, Shearer 75, Albert 83
Manchester United 0

Newcastle United Pavel Srníček - Steve Watson (Warren Barton 87), Darren Peacock, Philippe Albert, John Beresford - Peter Beardsley, David Batty, Robert Lee (Lee Clark 87), David Ginola - Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand Subs not used Shaka Hislop, Faustino Asprilla, Keith Gillespie Booked David Batty
Manchester United Peter Schmeichel - Gary Neville, David May, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin - Karel Poborský (Paul Scholes 66), Ronny Johnsen (Brian McClair 66), Nicky Butt, David Beckham - Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Jordi Cruyff 56), Eric Cantona Subs not used Raimond van der Gouw, Phil Neville Booked Nicky Butt, Eric Cantona, David May, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes 
Attendance 36,579 at St James Park Referee Steve Dunn (Bristol)
Kick-off 12pm. Live on Sky Sports.

“ON a day when Newcastle would have taken 1-0 against Manchester United, here they are looking for number five with Philippe Albert... aaaawwwwhhh! Absolutely glorious!”

Sunday, 9 October 2016

On the demise of Durham

A gloomy Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street
ENGLAND began their series away in Bangladesh with a bang on Friday, winning the opening One Day International by 21 runs after a stirring late comeback.

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes hit a maiden ODI century while there was a crucial five-fer on debut for 25-year-old Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball.

It was an exciting win at the start of a potentially tricky series with two more One-Dayers scheduled ahead of three Test matches and then a full winter tour of India.

But it was also a victory undermined by events earlier this week which resulted in the demotion of Durham County Cricket Club to Division Two of the County Championship.

On the surface, the decision to relegate Durham seems fair enough.

Bailed out to the tune of £3.8m by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), this relegation appears no different to the Football League deducting points off its teams for going into administration, something which has happened with some regularity since 2000.

However, Durham's overall punishment - which includes points deductions in all competitions for 2017 - was surely far too harsh in that it also renders the whole of next season almost pointless.

Most crucially, though, it seems to have entirely escaped the ECB as to how Durham have landed themselves in this situation.

The awkward truth for the governing body is that it is complicit.

THE DEMISE OF DURHAM The sanction in full
(1) Relegation to Division Two of the County Championship for 2017. Further deduction of 48 points to be made at the start of the 2017 season.
(2) Four-point penalty in the T20 Blast and a two-point penalty in the One-Day Cup in the 2017 season.
(3) All non-player related ECB competition prize money due to Durham for the 2016 season to be refunded to ECB or withheld until all debts owed by the club to ECB have been settled.
(4) Durham to be subject to a revised salary cap from April 2017 to April 2020 under the ECB’s Team Salary Payment (TSP) Regulations, set at a level to be determined annually by the ECB Board.

After all, here is exactly what has happened: in 1992, Durham became the first new county to be given First Class status for 70 years.

The award, however, came on the proviso that the club would construct an international standard ground.

In this matter, Durham delivered on their side of the deal - although, to this day, the location of the Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street, rather than the city of Durham itself, is rather baffling.

Nevertheless, Durham also invested in an academy which has produced the likes of Paul Collingwood, Steve Harmison, Mark Wood, and Stokes - all local lads who have gone on to make international appearances.

And, in 1999, the Riverside held its first One Day international - Pakistan v Scotland in the World Cup.

In 2003, it hosted its first ever Test, England v Zimbabwe, and everything seemed to be going to plan. By 2009, though, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and the Rose Bowl in Hampshire had both also joined the Test circuit.

The problem then was that there were suddenly nine Test-standard venues for a total of seven Tests per year, two of which were allocated to Lord's.

In an ideal world, the ECB would have forced Lord's to give up one of its matches - but the history of the ground and its ability to attract a large capacity crowd in London always made this unlikely.

As such, with eight grounds competing for only five matches, the remaining Tests should have been allocated on a completely fair rota basis.

Instead, the ECB saw the chance to make a quick buck and so provoked a bidding war for each of its matches.

Inevitably, the more powerful counties usually won the right to stage the more attractive games - leaving the likes of Durham to bid for early- or late-season affairs, none of which would have been their first choice.

Of course, it was not always like that - in 2013, Durham staged an Ashes Test which England won to seal the series. In doing so, though, the club had paid through the nose for the privilege.

The system, quite frankly, was and still is unsustainable - and there is a feeling that Durham are probably better off out of it, the Riverside having now lost its Test status.

At this rate, though, Durham will not be the last victims - indeed, they were not the first.

In Cardiff, Glamorgan allowed the taxpayer to pick up the bill with the local council writing off the debt. Meanwhile, Warwickshire owe Birmingham City Council around £20m and have already benefited from a "repayment holiday".

Even Yorkshire - the most powerful of all of the counties - found itself £24m in debt, only to be saved by a single benefactor Colin Graves. Hampshire, with Rod Bransgrove, were similarly fortunate.

It is clear then that there are inherent structural problems in the domestic set-up.

Unfortunately, the response of the ECB has been typically closed-minded, a criticism which could be levelled at the sport of cricket as a whole.

There is really no point in putting cricket up against football in terms of comparisons - yes, the latter also has issues with its greed and bad governance but it will also always have far more reach and ability to make money.

However, a far better comparison can be made with rugby union. Of the two sports, cricket started its World Cup first - in 1979 - but, despite this, the tournament has only once featured as many as 16 teams.

By contrast, the Rugby World Cup - which began in 1987 with 16 teams - has had 20 competitors since 1999.

The expansion decision came despite a series of maulings for lower ranked nations in 1995, including an infamous 145-17 thrashing for Japan at the hands of New Zealand.

But, in the last 20 years, the weaker nations have gradually improved, and Japan are probably the biggest example of this.

Last autumn at the World Cup, the Red Cherries even beat South Africa, and the Japanese will also become the first Asian nation to host the tournament in 2019.

Of course, cricket - like any sport - is not averse to its shock results - but, despite their efforts, the likes of Ireland and the Netherlands have largely been left out in the cold.

All of this may seem to have little to do with Durham. However, all that is being pointed out here is that it is dangerous for administrators to take decisions which close the doors on apparent outsiders.

Stokes, still aged just 25, may continue steaming in and thumping boundaries for England for some years yet.

But, having acted so brutally against Durham and damaged their relationship with the north east at large this week, the ECB is unlikely, at best, to enjoy the benefit of another player like Stokes from the region in the next generation.

At worst, professional cricket in the north east could just about die off entirely.


ODI series

07-Oct(1) England 309-8 beat Bangladesh 288 47.5 by 21 runsDhaka
09-OctSecond ODIMirpur
12-OctThird ODIChittagong
Test series

20-24 OctFirst TestChittagong
28-01 NovSecond TestMirpur

Test series

09-13 NovFirst TestRajkot
17-21 NovSecond TestVisakhapatnam
26-30 NovThird TestMohali
08-12 DecFourth TestMumbai
16-20 DecFifth TestChennai
ODI series

15-Jan-2017First ODIPune
19-Jan-2017Second ODICuttack
22-Jan-2017Third ODIKolkata
T20 series

26-Jan-2017First T20IKanpur
29-Jan-2017Second T20INagpur
01-Feb-2017Third T20IBangalore

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Americans end their Ryder Cup pain


UNITED STATES recorded their first Ryder Cup win since 2008, and only their second since the turn of the millennium, with a 17-11 thrashing of Europe at the Hazeltine Golf Club in Minnesota.

Rookie Ryan Moore hit the winning stroke as the Americans ended their drought with their biggest win in the competition since 1981.

Naturally, the run-up to the weekend had focused on the Americans' lack of recent success and it was even suggested that this was a contest which they simply could not afford to lose for the sake of the long-term future of the tournament. 

In actual fact, though, there was no need to worry. Indeed, the feeling of the Americans' being on top pervaded the event even before it began.

Europe chose to field six rookies, a record for a visiting team - while the United States were far better prepared having set up a task force to identify the issues behind their poor performances.

American captain Davis Love III also had experience in that he had engaged in the same role before - even if that had been the epic home collapse at Medinah in 2012. In fairness, even then, his team had played the better golf over the first two days.

Then there were a couple of other little signs to suggest that this was not going to go so well for the Europeans.

Justin Rose had to pay a heckler $100 after the crowd member successfully holed a putt which Rory McIlroy had missed in practice. 

Meanwhile, Danny Willett was forced to apologise for an outburst by his brother Peter on Twitter in which he referred to American golf fans as a "braying mob of imbeciles".

The Masters champion was subsequently left out of the opening foursomes pairs on Friday, and his form seemed affected by the furore across the whole weekend.

As it happened, Willett probably could not have done any worse in those foursomes which finished 4-0 to the United States. It was the first time in 41 years that the Americans had swept the opening session.

Youngsters Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth enjoyed a flagship victory over Rose and Swede Henrik Stenson in the first match while Rickie Fowler scored his first Ryder Cup victory at the ninth attempt alongside Phil Mickelson.

Furthermore, Fowler and Mickelson defeated Europe's biggest fish McIlroy and Andy Sullivan in a match which the holders had led from early on.

And the Europeans were simply blown away in the bottom two matches.

Thankfully, in the afternoon fourballs, there was a response from Europe as Rio 2016 gold and silver medallists Rose and Stenson, paired again together, got revenge on Reed and Spieth in a dominant 5&4 win.

Spanish pairing Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello also dominated their match against JB Holmes and Moore to win 3&2.

And, though Martin Kaymer and Willett were hammered by Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka, McIlroy and Thomas Pieters ensured Europe would come out on top in terms of the session at least.

The Northern Irishman and the Belgian combined ranks to defeat Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar 3&2, and thus began a successful pairing which was repeated in both sessions on Saturday.

McIlroy and Pieters won both of their points on Saturday to make it three out of three as Europe continued to wipe out their deficit.

Rose joined forces with debutant Chris Wood to win 1up in the third match of the morning foursomes.

Then the Spaniards Garcia and Cabrera-Bello somehow managed to halve a match having been four down in 11 holes.

The Americans' sole success was through their handy partnership of Snedeker and Koepka who defeated Stenson and Matthew Fitzpatrick 3&2.

But the 2½-1½ session for Europe meant the United States' overall lead was down to one point. Was it time for the hosts to panic?

Perhaps it was - especially as Europe restored parity on the afternoon when McIlroy and Pieters sealed a 3&1 win on the 17th against Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

After that, though, it all went wrong again for Europe. Mickelson and Kuchar always looked to have enough against Kaymer and Garcia before, in the third match of their trilogy, Reed and Spieth saw off Rose and Stenson in a tight match 2&1.

However, the big result of the session saw Holmes and Moore beat Willett and Lee Westwood 1up with Westwood missing vital putts to lose the 17th hole and halve the 18th hole.

Even a 9-7 deficit would have given Europe some serious hope going into the Sunday singles. As it was, a 9
½-6½ overnight score left the holders with the proverbial mountain to climb.

Of course, in the run-up to the final day, there were countless mentions of Medinah - but Love, back then, had made the costly error of holding back his stronger and more in-form players in anticipation of a big finish.

Instead what happened was a weak top order was blown away by Europe - and then the bottom order could not cope with the pressure. Love was certainly not going to make that same mistake again.

For European captain Darren Clarke, the Sunday decisions were also simplified. Just like four years ago, early points were required in the hope of causing a collapse. McIlroy, Stenson, Pieters and Rose were a clear top four.

It did not quite work out, however. Reed inflicted upon McIlroy his first defeat in Ryder Cup singles, holding his nerve to win 1up following a titanic battle.

And, though Stenson and Pieters both won - and Cabrera-Bello convincingly beat Walker to close the gap to 10½-9½, that was always as good as it was ever going to get for Europe.

An oddly out-of-sorts Rose surprisingly went down to Fowler after the latter made a vital birdie on the par-five 16 before Koepka completed a fine Ryder Cup debut with a 5&4 thrashing of Danny Willett.

Next finished Mickelson and Garcia having halved a super quality match in which they both finished nine-under for the round, having shot a best ball score of 58. Certainly, neither player deserved to lose.

Unfortunately, though, the Europeans in the lower order were not competing anywhere near as well.

Snedeker and the two Johnsons all held leads at the turn for the back nine against a trio of rookies - Sullivan, Wood and Fitzpatrick - and none of them was relinquished.

German Kaymer grabbed a consolation point, overturning an early three-hole deficit to beat Kuchar - but, by then, it was already too late. The Americans had already won.

The tipping point came just after 10pm BST as 43-year-old wildcard Westwood, incredibly, fell apart again.

Moore, from two down, won the last three holes for a 1up victory in a match which will surely also be Westwood's last Ryder Cup appearance as a playing member.

A fine servant to European golf in the Ryder Cup has he been over the years but this weekend also reminded us why, in 23 years as professional, he has never won a major.

Skipper Clarke, undoubtedly, must share some of the blame in having taken the easy option to pick one of his closest friends on the circuit.

It was not his only mistake. His other older wildcard pick, Kaymer - though one of only four European winners in the singles - also badly struggled on the first two days while Clarke's support team was also thought to be a cosy cartel of his closest mates.

Not that the weekend was without any positivity for Europe. Pieters, with four points, and Cabrera-Bello, with two-and-a-half, made outstanding first appearances in the competition.

But there was a distinct lack of depth in the Europe team which was exposed brutally on the final day.

The Americans, of course, played superbly and, at times, it felt as if they were barely missing any putts at all.

And, coming in the week that the legendary Arnold Palmer died, it was understandable that many could not easily contain their emotion in the closing ceremony.

So, has the tide of Ryder Cup history turned once again in the Americans' favour? At this stage it is far too early to say.

After all, the United States' last victory in Europe came way back in 1993 at the Belfry so it must surely be their next aim to win away without such partisan support.

Europe still has a fine recent record of which to be proud - but, after this chastening weekend, must look to the next generation.

The 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup will take place in Paris, France for the first time on 28-30 September 2018.

Singles (Sunday)
United States7½-4½Europe
Patrick Reedwon 1upRory McIlroy
Jordan Spiethwon 3&2Henrik Stenson
JB Holmeswon 3&2Thomas Pieters
Rickie Fowlerwon 1upJustin Rose
Jimmy Walkerwon 3&2Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Phil MickelsonhalvedSergio Garcia
Ryan Moorewon 1upLee Westwood
Brandt Snedekerwon 3&1Andy Sullivan
Dustin Johnsonwon 1upChris Wood
Brooks Koepkawon 5&4Danny Willett
Matt Kucharwon 1upMartin Kaymer
Zach Johnsonwon 4&3Matthew Fitzpatrick

Foursomes (Friday)
United States4-0Europe
Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reedwon 3&2Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson
Phil Mickelson/Rickie Fowlerwon 1upRory McIlroy/Andy Sullivan
Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnsonwon 4&2Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer
Dustin Johnson/Matt Kucharwon 5&4Lee Westwood/Thomas Pieters

Fourballs (Friday)
United States1-3Europe
Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reedwon 5&4Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson
JB Holmes/Ryan Moorewon 3&2Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepkawon 5&4Martin Kaymer/Danny Willett
Dustin Johnson/Matt Kucharwon 3&2Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters

Foursomes (Saturday)
United States1½-2½Europe
Phil Mickelson/Rickie Fowlerwon 4&2Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters
Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepkawon 3&2Henrik Stenson/Matthew Fitzpatrick
Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnsonwon 1upJustin Rose/Chris Wood
Jordan Spieth/Patrick ReedhalvedSergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Fourballs (Saturday)
United States3-1Europe
Dustin Johnson/Brooks Koepkawon 3&1Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters
JB Holmes/Ryan Moorewon 1upDanny Willett/Lee Westwood
Phil Mickelson/Matt Kucharwon 2&1Martin Kaymer/Sergio Garcia
Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reedwon 2&1Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson

All statistics below were correct at the start of the 2016 Ryder Cup
UNITED STATES (Captain: Davis Love III, Vice-captains: Tom Lehman, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson)

AgePoints rank
Ryder Cup record
World rankingMajors
Dustin Johnson3214-3-021
Jordan Speith2322-1-142
Phil Mickelson46316-19-6155
Patrick Reed2643-0-180
Jimmy Walker3751-1-3161
Brooks Koepka266Rookie220
Brandt Snedeker3571-2-0230
Zach Johnson4086-6-2282
*JB Holmes34102-0-1210
*Rickie Fowler27110-3-590
*Matt Kuchar38124-5-2170
*Ryan Moore3320Rookie310
(*captain's wildcard selection)

EUROPE (Captain: Darren Clarke (NIR), Vice-captains: Thomas Bjørn (DEN), Pádraig P. Harrington (IRE), Paul Lawrie (SCO), Ian Poulter (ENG), Sam Torrance (SCO))

Ryder Cup 
record (W-L-H)
World rankingMajors
Rory McIlroy (NIR)27126-4-434
Danny Willett (ENG)2823Rookie101
Henrik Stenson (SWE)40315-4-251
Chris Wood (ENG)2847Rookie320
Sergio Garcia (ESP)3617418-9-5120
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (ESP)3275Rookie300
Justin Rose (ENG)362669-3-2111
Andy Sullivan (ENG)2958Rookie500
Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG)2269Rookie440
*Thomas Pieters (BEL)24911Rookie460
*Martin Kaymer (GER)3111134-3-3482
*Lee Westwood (ENG)43151420-15-6 420
(*= captain's wildcard selection)

Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota, USA (Par 72, 7628 yards)












Matches 18
Europe 10
United States
Tied 1


1979The Greenbrier, VAEurope11-17United States   United States
1981Walton Heath, EnglandEurope-18½United StatesUnited States
1983Palm Beach, FLEurope13½-14½United StatesUnited States
1985The Belfry, EnglandEurope16½-11½United StatesEurope
1987Muirfield Village, OHEurope15-13United StatesEurope
1989The Belfry, EnglandEurope14-14United StatesEurope
1991Kiawah Island, SCEurope13½-14½United StatesUnited States
1993The Belfry, EnglandEurope13-15United StatesUnited States
1995Oak Hill, NYEurope14½-13½United StatesEurope
1997Valderrama, SpainEurope14½-13½United StatesEurope
1999Brookline, MAEurope13½-14½United StatesUnited States
2002*The Belfry, EnglandEurope15½-12½United StatesEurope
2004Oakland Hills, MIEurope18½-9½United StatesEurope
2006K Club, IrelandEurope18½-9½United StatesEurope
2008Valhalla, KYEurope11½-16½United StatesUnited States
2010Celtic Manor, WalesEurope14½-13½United StatesEurope
2012Medinah, ILEurope14½-13½United StatesEurope
2014Gleneagles, ScotlandEurope16½-11½United StatesEurope

*Originally scheduled for 2001 but delayed for a year following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Subsequent tournaments have been played on even-numbered years.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Grubby Allardyce got what he deserved

GREEDY Sam Allardyce made history this week by resigning as England manager after just 67 days and one match.

Unsurprisingly, that makes it the shortest ever reign of any Three Lions head coach.

Allardyce, of course, was left with little choice, and he jumped before he was set to be pushed out by the Football Association following damaging revelations released as part of a wider series of investigations into football corruption by the Daily Telegraph.

In an undercover interview, Allardyce was caught on camera giving advice to reporters posing as Far East businessmen on how to “get round rules” about third-party ownership of players.

He added that it was “not a problem” to bypass the rules introduced by the FA in 2008, and told the reporters he knew of certain agents “doing it all the time".

But, perhaps most critically of all, Allardyce was seen to be chasing money.

On the tape, filmed at some time between his appointment and his first match, the 61-year-old clearly offers to fly out to Asia four times a year to address investors in a firm that wanted to buy footballers.

For this, he appears to agree a fee of £400,000 a year - despite the fact that he had already signed a contract worth £3m-a-year with the FA. It was hardly as if he needed the extra cash.

The Telegraph released its story late on Monday night with the FA immediately requesting a full transcript of the secret recordings. By the end of Tuesday night, Allardyce had left his post by "mutual agreement".

Frankly, anything short of that outcome would have left the FA in an extremely hypocritical position.

After all, it was the FA - maybe more than any other body in world football - which had called on FIFA to ban the third-party ownership of players, something which the world governing body eventually did last year.

Unabashed, Allardyce has since defended himself, claiming "entrapment has won" - and, incredibly, it is a view which appears to have garnered some sympathy for him in some quarters.

True, Allardyce did not break any laws - and the undercover means used by the Telegraph to obtain their information will always cause some people discomfort.

But it is surely better to have an active investigative media exposing corruption - rather than one which placidly acquiesces.

Moreover, it is hardly as if investigating corruption in football is a new topic for this particular newspaper, as a spokesman for the Telegraph pointed out.

"We began looking into corruption in English football last year after receiving information about specific managers, officials and agents - before Allardyce was appointed England manager."

The spokesman added: "We have an obligation to investigate important stories that are clearly within the public interest and adhere to our industry codes of practice in doing so."

Remember also that, while there is no suggestion that Allardyce acted against any of the laws of the land, he did totally undermine his employer in greedy act of gross stupidity.

After all, undercover reporters posing as shadowy businessmen is hardly a new watershed for the world of journalism.

Indeed, on that basis, this whole episode - going right back to when England were dumped out of Euro 2016 and subsequently appointed Allardyce - has been pretty baffling.

Having expressed my fears for the future of English football just over two months ago on the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Cup Final, Allardyce's ego may have - by chance - pointed the team in the right direction.

First, though, Gareth Southgate has been made caretaker for at least four games to the end of the calendar year, evidence seemingly of the existence of the Peter principle.

The Peter principle is a concept which concludes that an employee who stays long enough at an organisation will eventually be promoted to a station above their ideas or competence.

However, in fairness to the FA on this occasion, there were very few valid alternative options for the short-term. Instead, it is the next decision which is the vital one for the FA.

With Southgate seemingly willing to remain in place for as long as the process takes, England could do a lot worse than call on Arsene Wenger at the end of his Arsenal contract next summer.

Coincidentally, Wenger today celebrates exactly 20 years in charge of the Gunners - but, to the disgruntlement of some of their fans, he seems to have fallen into a comfort zone there.

Nevertheless, Wenger's principled approach is exactly what England need after this damaging period - and it surely should not matter that he is a foreigner given his vast knowledge of the English game.

A highly technical coach, he would possibly even eliminate the fear felt by players by giving them genuine confidence on the ball.

Consequently, England might therefore even stand a chance of genuinely challenging again at major tournament finals.

Of course, the problems in football are far more widespread than just the England job. As the Telegraph continues slowly to leak its stories, the view that greed is endemic at the top-level of the game is simply unavoidably reinforced.

And yet, in a world where Premier League television rights were sold for a record £5.14bn, it seems inevitable that good money and bad will continue to slosh around the game, regardless of how many more newspaper articles there are for now.

No doubt then this topic will be revisited by the media in the years to come, which is all the more reason for the FA to complete due diligence ahead of any of its future appointments.

Curiously, Allardyce will surely be the only permanent England manager ever to hold a 100% record at the end of his tenure.

But, having failed even once to lead the Three Lions out at Wembley and destroyed for himself what was supposedly his dream job, it will always be a shameful record.

It was a shameful appointment in the first place.


YearPWDLWin %
Walter WINTERBOTTOM(1946-1962)13978332856.1%
Alf RAMSEY(1963-1974)11369271761.1%
Don REVIE(1974-1977)29148748.3%
Ron GREENWOOD(1977-1982)5533121060.0%
Bobby ROBSON(1982-1990)9547301849.5%
Graham TAYLOR(1990-1993)381813747.4%
Terry VENABLES(1994-1996)231111147.8%
Glenn HODDLE(1996-1999)28176560.7%
Kevin KEEGAN(1999-2000)1877438.9%
Sven-Göran ERIKSSON(2001-2006)6740171059.7%
Steve McCLAREN(2006-2007)1894550.0%
Fabio CAPELLO(2008-2012)42288666.7%
Roy HODGSON(2012-2016)563315858.9%
Sam ALLARDYCE(2016)1100100.0%

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Rio 2016 Paralympics GB roll of honour

 Preview - Results/table

MEDAL TABLE Final standings 
1China (CHN)1078151239
2Great Britain & NI (GBR)643944147
3Ukraine (UKR)413739117
4United States (USA)404431115
5Australia (AUS)22302981
6Germany (GER)18251457
7Netherlands (NED)17192662
8Brazil (BRA)14292972
9Italy (ITA)10141539
10Poland (POL)9181239
11Spain (ESP)914831
12France (FRA)951428
13New Zealand (NZL)95721
14Canada (CAN)8101129
15Iran (IRI)89724
16Uzbekistan (UZB)861731
17Nigeria (NGR)82212
18Cuba (CUB)81615
19Belarus (BLR)80210
20South Korea (KOR)7111735
21Tunisia (TUN)76619
22South Africa (RSA)76417
23Thailand (THA)66618
24Greece (GRE)54413
25Belgium (BEL)53311
25Slovakia (SVK)53311
27Algeria (ALG)45716
28Ireland (IRE)44311
29Mexico (MEX)42915
30Egypt (EGY)35412
31Serbia (SRB)3249
32Norway (NOR)3238
33Morocco (MAR)3227
34Turkey (TUR)3159
35Kenya (KEN)3126
36Malaysia (MAS)3014
37Colombia (COL)251017
38United Arab Emirates (UAE)2417
39Iraq (IRQ)2305
40Hong Kong (HKG)2226
41Croatia (CRO)2215
41Switzerland (SUI)2215
43India (IND)2114
44Lithuania (LTU)2103
45Latvia (LAT)2024
46Singapore (SGP)2013
47Hungary (HUN)18918
48Azerbaijan (AZE)18211
49Sweden (SWE)14915
50Austria (AUT)14412
51Czech Republic (CZE)1247
51Denmark (DEN)1247
53Namibia (NAM)1225
54Argentina (ARG)1135
55Vietnam (VIE)1124
56Finland (FIN)1113
56Trinidad & Tobago (TTO)1113
58Kazakhstan (KAZ)1102
58Slovenia (SLO)1102
60Bahrain (BRN)1001
60Bulgaria (BUL)1001
60Georgia (GEO)1001
60Kuwait (KUW)1001
64Japan (JPN)0101424
65Venezuela (VEN)0336
66Jordan (JOR)0213
67Qatar (QAT)0202
68Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
69Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH)0101
69Ethiopia (ETH)0101
69Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
69Uganda (UGA)0101
73Portugal (POR)0044
74Israel (ISR)0033
75Mongolia (MGL)0022
76Cape Verde Islands (CPV)0011
76Indonesia (INA)0011
76Mozambique (MOZ)0011
76Pakistan (PAK)0011
76Philippines (PHI)0011
76Romania (ROU)0011
76Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
76Sri Lanka (SRI)0011

ROLL OF HONOUR Paralympics GB medals
108-SepMegan GIGLIACyclingC1-3Women's individual pursuit
208-SepSarah STOREYCyclingC5Women's individual pursuit
308-SepOllie HYNDSwimmingS8Men's 400m freestyle
408-SepStephen BATE
[Adam Duggleby]
CyclingBMen's individual pursuit
508-SepBethany FIRTHSwimmingS14Women's 100m backstroke
609-SepSophie THORNHILL
[Helen Scott]
CyclingBWomen's individual time trial
709-SepGeorgina HERMITAGEAthleticsT37Women's 100m
809-SepJody CUNDYCyclingC4-5Men's 1000m time trial
909-SepSophie HAHNAthleticsT38Women's 100m
1009-SepEllie ROBINSONSwimmingS6Women's 50m butterfly
1109-SepLibby CLEGG
[Chris Clarke]
AthletlicsT11Women's 100m
1209-SepJonnie PEACOCKAthleticsT44Men's 100m
1310-SepAndy LEWISParatriathlonPT2Men's event
1410-SepHannah COCKROFTAthleticsT34Women's 100m
1510-SepKadeena COXCyclingC4-5Women's 500m time trial
1611-SepRachel MORRISRowing
Women's single sculls
1711-SepLauren ROWLES
Mixed double sculls
1811-SepDaniel BROWN
James FOX
Oliver JAMES (cox)
Mixed coxed four
1911-SepLora TURNHAM
[Corrine Hall]
CyclingBWomen's individual pursuit
2011-SepJon-Allan BUTTERWORTH
Mixed team sprint
2111-SepBethany FIRTHSwimmingS14Women's 200m freestyle
2211-SepRichard WHITEHEADAthleticsT42Men's 200m
2311-SepJoanna BUTTERFIELDAthleticsF51Women's club throw
2412-SepAled DAVIESAthleticsF42Men's shot put
2512-SepWill BAYLEYTable tennisC-7Men's individual
2612-SepSascha KINDREDSwimmingSM6Men's 200m individual medley
2712-SepEleanor SIMMONDSSwimmingSM6Women's 200m individual medley
2812-SepSusie RODGERSSwimmingS7Women's 50m butterfly
2913-SepGeorgina HERMITAGEAthleticsT37Women's 400m
3013-SepRob DAVIESTable tennisC-2Men's individual
3113-SepHollie ARNOLDAthletics
Women's javelin
3213-SepStephanie MILLWARDSwimmingS8Women's 100m backstroke
3313-SepLibby CLEGG
[Chris Clarke]
AthleticsT11Women's 200m
3413-SepMatthew WYLIE SwimmingS9Men's 50m freestyle
3514-SepSarah STOREYCyclingC5Women's time trial
3614-SepKaren DARKECyclingH1-3Women's time trial
3714-SepKadeena COXAthleticsT38Women's 400m
3814-SepSophie WELLSEquestrianIVIndividual championship test
3914-SepStephen BATE
[Adam Duggleby]
CyclingBMen's time trial
4014-SepHannah COCKROFTAthleticsT34Women's 400m
4114-SepMichael JONESSwimmingS7Men's 400m freestyle
4214-SepHannah RUSSELLSwimmingS12Women's 100m backstroke
4314-SepAaron MOORESSwimmingSB14Men's 100m breaststroke
4415-SepJeanette CHIPPINGTONParacanoeingKL1Women's event
4515-SepEmma WIGGSParacanoeingKL2Women's event
4615-SepAnne DICKINSParacanoeingKL3Women's event
4715-SepNatasha BAKEREquestrianIIIndividual championship test
4815-SepSophie CHRISTIANSENEquestrianIaIndividual championship test
Natasha BAKER
Sophie WELLS
Team test
5016-SepPaul BLAKEAthleticsT36Men's 400m
5116-SepLee PEARSONEquestrianIbIndividual freestyle test
5216-SepDavid SMITHBocciaBC1Individual event
5316-SepNatasha BAKEREquestrianIIIndividual freestyle test
5416-SepSophie CHRISTIANSENEquestrianIaIndividual freestyle test
5516-SepGordon REIDW-chair tennis
Men's singles
5616-SepHannah COCKROFTAthleticsT34Women's 800m
5716-SepJohn WALKERArcheryW1Men's individual compound
5816-SepClaire CASHMORE
Stephanie MILLWARD
Stephanie SLATER
Alice TAI
Swimming34ptsWomen's 4 x 100m medley relay
5917-SepJessica STRETTONArcheryW1Women's individual compound
6017-SepSarah STOREYCyclingC4-5Women's road race
6117-SepJohn WALKER
ArcheryW1Team compound
6217-SepOllie HYNDSwimmingSM8Men's 200m individual medley
6317-SepHannah RUSSELLSwimmingS12Women's 50m freestyle
6417-SepBethany FIRTHSwimmingSM14Women's 200m individual medley

108-SepCrystal LANECyclingC5Women's individual pursuit
208-SepHarriet LEESwimmingSB9Women's 100m breaststroke
308-SepJonathan FOXSwimmingS7Men's 100m backstroke
409-SepStefanie REIDAthleticsF44Women's long jump
509-SepAli JAWADPowerlifting
Men's -59kg
609-SepStephanie SLATERSwimmingS8Women's 100m butterfly
710-SepKare ADENEGANAthleticsT34Women's 100m
810-SepToby GOLDAthleticsT33Men's 100m
911-SepLauren STEADMANParatriathlonPT4Women's event
1011-SepNeil FACHIE
[Peter Mitchell]
CyclingBMen's 1000m time trial
1111-SepAlison PATRICK
[Hazel Smith]
ParatriathlonPT5Women's event
1211-SepRebecca REDFERNSwimmingSB13Women's 100m breaststroke
1311-SepThomas HAMERSwimmingS14Men's 200m freestyle
1411-SepJessica-Jane APPLEGATESwimmingS14Women's 200m freestyle
1512-SepJodie GRINHAM
Team compound open
1612-SepJonathan BROOM-EDWARDSAthleticsT44Men's high jump
1713-SepPiers GILLIVERW-chr fencingAMen's individual épée
1813-SepOllie HYNDSwimmingS8Men's 100m backstroke
1914-SepLee PEARSONEquestrianIbIndividual championship test
2014-SepJonathan FOXSwimmingS7Men's 400m freestyle
2114-SepAndy LAPTHORNEW-chr tennis
Quad singles
2214-SepBethany FIRTHSwimmingS14Women's 100m backstroke
2314-SepScott QUINSwimmingSB14Men's 100m breaststroke
2414-SepClaire CASHMORESwimmingSB8Women's 100m breaststroke
2515-SepAnne DUNHAMEquestrianIaIndividual championship test
2615-SepRichard WHITEHEADAthleticsT42Men's 100m
2715-SepGordon REID
W-chr tennis
Men's doubles
2815-SepKadeena COX
Maria LYLE
Sophie HAHN
AthleticsT35-38Women's 4 x 100m
2916-SepSophie WELLSEquestrianIVIndividual freestyle test
3016-SepAnne DUNHAMEquestrianIIIndividual freestyle test
3116-SepDavid STONECyclingT1-2Men's road race
3216-SepAlfie HEWITTW-chr tennis
Men's singles
3316-SepAndrew MULLENSwimmingS5Men's 50m backstroke
3417-SepJo FRITHArcheryW1Women's individual compound
3517-SepStephanie MILLWARDSwimmingSM8Women's 200m individual medley
3617-SepAbby KANESwimmingS13Women's 100m backstroke
3717-SepPaul BLAKEAthleticsT36Men's 800m
3817-SepThomas HAMERSwimmingSM14Men's 200m individual medley
3917-SepJessica-Jane APPLEGATESwimmingSM14Women's 200m individual medley

108-SepStephanie MILLWARDSwimmingS8Women's 400m freestyle
208-SepJessica-Jane APPLEGATESwimmingS14Women's 100m backstroke
308-SepAndrew MULLENSwimmingS5Men's 400m freestyle
409-SepZoe NEWSONPowerlifting
Women's 45kg
509-SepGemma PRESCOTTAthleticsF32Women's club throw
609-SepKadeena COXAthleticsT38Women's 100m
709-SepSusie RODGERSSwimmingS7Women's 50m freestyle
809-SepLouis ROLFECyclingC3Men's individual pursuit
909-SepLewis WHITESwimmingS9Men's 400m freestyle
1010-SepSabrina FORTUNEAthleticsF20Women's shot put
1110-SepAndrew SMALLAthleticsT33Men's 100m
1210-SepAlice TAISwimmingS10Women's 100m backstroke
1311-SepTom AGGARRowing
Men's single sculls
1411-SepSophie THORNHILL
[Helen Scott]
CyclingBWomen's individual pursuit
1511-SepMelissa REID
[Nicole Walters]
ParatriathlonPT5Women's event
1611-SepAmy MARRENSwimmingSM9Women's 200m individual medley
1711-SepDavid HENSONAthleticsT42Men's 200m
1811-SepJosef CRAIGSwimmingS8Men's 100m freestyle
1911-SepStephanie MILLWARDSwimmingS8Women's 100m freestyle
2013-SepStephen MILLERAthleticsF32Men's club throw
2113-SepJamie BURDEKIN
W-chr tennis
Quad doubles
2213-SepEleanor SIMMONDSSwimmingS6Women's 400m freestyle
2313-SepLucy SHUKER
Jordanne WHILEY
W-chr tennis
Women's doubles
2414-SepMaria LYLEAthleticsT35Women's 100m
2514-SepDavid STONECyclingT1-2Men's time trial
2614-SepLora TURNHAM
[Corrine Hall]
CyclingBWomen's time trial
2714-SepKare ADENEGANAthleticsT34Women's 400m
2814-SepSusie RODGERSSwimmingS7Women's 400m freestyle
2915-SepIan MARSDENParacanoeingKL1Men's event
3015-SepNick BEIGHTONParacanoeingKL2Men's event
3115-SepCharlotte HENSHAWSwimmingS6Women's 100m breaststroke
3216-SepWill BAYLEY
Table tennisC6-8Men's team
3316-SepDan GREAVESAthleticsF44Men's discus
3416-SepKare ADENEGANAthetlicsT34Women's 800m
3516-SepHannah RUSSELLSwimmingS13Women's 100m freestyle
3617-SepCrystal LANECyclingC4-5Women's road race
3717-SepVicky JENKINSArcheryW1Women's individual compound
3817-SepMaria LYLEAthleticsT35Women's 200m
3917-SepMen's GB TEAMW-chr basketball
Men's event
4017-SepHelen LUCASSailing
One-person keelboat
4117-SepAlexandra RICKHAM
Two-person keelboat
4217-SepStephen BATE
[Adam Duggleby]
CyclingBMen's road race
4317-SepEllie ROBINSONSwimmingS6Women's 100m freestyle
4417-SepAndrew MULLENSwimmingS5Men's 100m freestyle

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