Archive for February, 2010

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

Posted in Alonso, Ancelotti, Cheltenham, Dunguib, Elin, Leinster, Mourinho, O'Gara, Poulter, Rooney, Sexton, Tiger Woods on February 23, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

Unstoppable at present

No I haven’t started writing for FHM, I’m just trialling a new format which I have to fess up straight away and admit I’ve “borrowed” from Sports Illustrated’s golf scribe Alan Shipnuck. The Hot List is a weekly feature he writes  and I like the punchy, entertaining way in which the column’s delivered. So without further ado here’s this week’s Hot or Not list…and don’t worry –  I’ll be covering a lot more than golf. Continue reading


Quick Hits – 3

Posted in Afridi, Federer, Keane, Mickelson, Nani, Schumacher, Sexton on February 1, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe
  1. Just incredible

    Watching Roger Federer win his 16th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open yesterday I was struck by a singular thought; do sports fans truly appreciate the genius of the Swiss master? What I mean by this is have we come to the stage now that we just take his achievements for granted, expecting him to sweep up all the big prizes in sight? I personally feel that it is only when his record is viewed through the prism of time will we then realise how great he really is. For now we can admire his play and marvel at his stunning levels of consistency. But it will only be when we’re all old and grey, and no tennis player in the intervening years has come close to matching Federer’s marks of greatness, will we truly understand how unique he was. Continue reading