James Hoxey

The Captain: Drugs

Posted on 11:06am Wednesday 7th August 2013

Everyone's on them, or so it seems. . .

The Captain

Captain's blog: Note to Budweiser, 'you do the beer, we'll do the FA Cup.'

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Posted on 6:20am Wednesday 5th September 2012

Football fans may remember a rather funny advert a few years ago that promoted Budweiser being the official beer of the Premier League.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Barton needs to choose either Twitter or his career

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Posted on 6:20am Wednesday 29th August 2012

So English football was dealt some devastating news on Tuesday morning when it was revealed Joey Barton’s move from Queen’s Park Rangers to Marseille had all but fallen through.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Don't write off Norwich and Manchester United just yet

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Posted on 7:30am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

So the Premier League football season kicked off at the weekend with some surprising results.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Falmouth Town versus Torpoint Athletic match ruined by moaning away supporters

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 15th August 2012

As the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League season kicked off on Saturday, I decided to take in a local game of football at Bickland Park.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Jonas Hogh Christensen made a mistake in making Ben Ainslie angry

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Posted on 8:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012

Watching the battle unfold between Falmouth’s Ben Ainslie and Dane Jonas Hogh-Christensen for me has been one of the highlights of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Smart money would be on Manchester United for next season's title

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Posted on 9:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

The Captain has been accused of being anti-Manchester United in this column, following some heavy criticism of Rio Ferdinand in recent weeks.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Time for Rio Ferdinand to stop acting like a teenager and grow up

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Posted on 7:00pm Tuesday 17th July 2012

As regular readers to this column will know the Captain has never been Rio Ferdinand’s biggest fan. A talented footballer no doubt, but he has always struck me as a wannabe teenager. A 15-year-old kid trapped in a grown man’s body. Someone who lacks social awareness and the introspective nature to see how cringeworthy his actions and words are.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Wenger's way is the right one and he shouldn't be criticised for a lack of trophies

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Posted on 6:35pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

It came as no real surprise last Wednesday when Robin Van Persie announced that he would not be signing a new contract at Arsenal, adding that he wanted to quit the club because they are not challenging for silverware.

Lottie Richardson

Sports blog: An insight into a week following the J Class Regatta in Falmouth

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Posted on 10:46am Thursday 5th July 2012

Truro High School student and aspiring sports photographer Lottie Richardson, writes her Blog as the official Port Pendennis Marina photographer during the J Class Falmouth Regatta.

The Captain

Captain's blog: FA's decision to kick Cornish clubs out of the FA Cup is a real stinker

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Posted on 11:00am Wednesday 27th June 2012

It was only a few seasons ago that national newspapers across the country were getting all hot and bothered about a lack of respect being shown for the FA Cup.

Captain's blog: £3 billion football TV rights deal won't benefit the supporters

Posted on 10:28am Thursday 21st June 2012

There was a lot of celebrating from the empty suits in charge of running the Premier League on Friday, after news broke that they had successfully negotiated a new three billion TV rights deal.

The Captain

Captain's blog: England still not good enough to win Euro 2012

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Posted on 9:40am Wednesday 13th June 2012

So Euro 2012 has kicked off and England have got off to a reasonably good start earning a 1-1 draw against France. The Three Lions entered the competition with not even the biggest optimist predicting anything but disappointment. Sadly that has now changed.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Rio’s behaviour disgraceful, not Hodgson’s

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Posted on 11:10am Wednesday 6th June 2012

It has been a turbulent few days in camp England leading up to Euro 2012.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Ukraine and Poland should be given a chance to shine as hosts

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Posted on 10:00am Thursday 31st May 2012

I have heard a lot of scaremongering this week with regards to the European 2012 Football Championships, due to be held in Poland and Ukraine in a week-and-a-half's time.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Tyldesley, definitely the worst commentator on television

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Posted on 4:00pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

Carlsberg don't make football commentators, which is a good job really as they are pretty rubbish at making lager. But if they did make football commentators they would probably be as flat and unsavoury as Clive Tyldesley - who is probably the worst football commentator in the world.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Hodgson was the cheapest option for the FA who over spent on Capello

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Posted on 11:30am Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Like many football fans across the country I was shocked to read on Sunday night that Roy Hodgson had been approached about the vacant England manager's position.

The Captain

Captain's blog: PFA's stance on Ched Evans is typical of football

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Posted on 9:00am Wednesday 25th April 2012

It is that time of the year when the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) hands out its awards for the player of the year, players’ player of the year and a whole host of other trophies.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Neville shows his true colours in row over diving

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Posted on 8:40am Wednesday 18th April 2012

There has been the usual calls for video technology to be introduced into English premier league football following another weekend of poor refereeing decisions.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Combination League title race will go to the wire

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Posted on 11:06am Thursday 12th April 2012

There is nothing quite like a final day of the season where the outcome of the championship title has yet to be decided.

The Captain

Captain's Blog: Wolves and Man City are buckling under the pressure

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Posted on 12:29pm Thursday 5th April 2012

Pressure - it does one of two things, bursts pipes or makes diamonds, or at least that how the saying goes. If we have learned one thing from the weekend’s football action, it is that Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers aren’t going to have a sparkling end to the season.

The Captain

Captain's blog: Put your CV away Hoddle, nobody wants you back as England manager

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Posted on 12:05pm Wednesday 28th March 2012

The process of appointing the next England football manager is fast becoming a farce - as an endless list of no hopers throw their names into the hat for a job, which in all likelihood, has been taken.

The Captain

Captain's sports blog: Junior Cup final will be closer match than many are predicting

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Posted on 9:30am Wednesday 14th March 2012

Yes readers, it is time for one of the special dates in the local football calendar when clubs lower down the pecking order take centre stage - the Cornwall Junior Cup area final.

The Captain

Captain's sports blog: Truro City should be too good to go down

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Posted on 10:40am Wednesday 7th March 2012

AFTER six years of unprecedented success Truro City Football Club are heading into their first relegation battle for a while.

The Captain

Sports blog: Falmouth's Cornwall Senior Cup tie with Saltash should be replayed

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Posted on 9:00am Wednesday 29th February 2012

It has been a controversial week-and-a-half in Cornish football as Falmouth Town were expelled from this season’s Cornwall Senior Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their quarter-final match against Saltash United.

The Captain

Sports blog: Boxing love of trash-talking should end following Haye/Chisora brawl

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Posted on 9:51am Friday 24th February 2012

The biggest sporting talking point of the weekend surrounded the boxing clash on Saturday night, and of course I’m not talking about Vitali Klitschko points victory over Derek Chisora. That was about as interesting as listening to Audley Harrison say he is going to be ‘world champion one day’, for the fifteenth consecutive time.

Simon Larkins

Sports blog: All is not lost for Falmouth despite heavy midweek defeat to Bodmin

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Posted on 3:16pm Friday 18th November 2011

Packet sports editor Simon Larkins takes a look at Falmouth Town's 5-1 defeat to Bodmin on Tuesday and what it means for the CSWPL premier division title race and their season.

Simon Larkins

Sports blog: Like Terry and Suarez, Blatter needs to be held to account

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Posted on 2:05pm Friday 18th November 2011

Packet sports editor Simon Larkins takes a look at FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments that football does not have a problem with racism.

James Toseland

Sports blog: Kevin Nolan signing a step in the right direction for West Ham

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Posted on 1:00pm Friday 17th June 2011

Former Packet reporter and sports journalist James Toseland takes a look at the latest signing at West Ham United.

James Toseland - Falmouth Penryn Packet

Sports blog: Henderson's move to Anfield good for Liverpool and Sunderland

Posted on 11:12am Thursday 9th June 2011

Former Packet reporter and sports journalist James Toseland takes a look at one of the big money transfers this week.

James Toseland

Sports blog: A look at the summer's managerial changes in the Premier League

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Posted on 10:50am Thursday 2nd June 2011

Former Packet reporter and sports journalist James Toseland takes a look at the benefits of changing your manager during the summer months.

Simon Larkins

Sports blog: Sir Alex needs to learn the lessons of 2009 if United are to beat Barca

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Posted on 12:39pm Thursday 26th May 2011

Packet sports editor Simon Larkins takes a look at the tactics for Saturday evening's Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona.

James Toseland

Sports blog: Parker would make an excellent addition to Arsenal's team

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Posted on 4:53pm Tuesday 17th May 2011

Former Packet Reporter and sports journalist James Toseland looks at possible move for Football Writers' Player of the Year, Scott Parker, to Arsenal.

James Toseland

Sports blog: Is Zola set for a return to Chelsea?

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Posted on 9:09am Tuesday 10th May 2011

Former Packet reporter and sports journalist James Toseland looks at the pro and cons of a return to Chelsea for fans' favourite Gianfranco Zola

James Toseland

Sports blog: Spurs for the top four? Maybe not every year

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Posted on 1:12pm Tuesday 26th April 2011

It has certainly been a memorable season for Tottenham Hotspur. Former Packet reporter and Sport's Journalist James Toseland takes a look at their prospects of Champions League football next year.

James Toseland

Sports Blog: A look at the premier league relegation battle

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Posted on 1:06pm Tuesday 19th April 2011

Former Packet report and sports journalist James Toseland takes a look at the relegation battle from the Premiership.

Simon Larkins - Falmouth and Penryn Packet

Sports blog: Rooney's apology offends me more than his swearing

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Posted on 10:59pm Sunday 3rd April 2011

No doubt for Wayne Rooney it has been a difficult 12 months. After picking up an ankle injury against Bayern Munich, this time last year, he has had an abysmal World Cup, a contract dispute at Manchester United and what many have described as a poor season by his standards.

Simon Larkins - Falmouth and Penryn Packet

Sports Blog: Troubled times at Anfield as Torres looks set for Liverpool exit

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Posted on 4:49pm Friday 28th January 2011

Just when you thought things might be starting to turn a corner in a troubled season at Anfield, the news comes in this morning that Liverpool have rejected a bid from Chelsea for their star striker Fernando Torres.

Simon Larkins - Falmouth and Penryn Packet

Sports Blog: Redknapp is right, Clattenburg's decision was a 'farce' and the FA shouldn't try and censor criticism

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Posted on 3:41pm Friday 5th November 2010

It is not often that I agree with Harry Redknapp, but when he threatened to stop talking to the media, after the FA attempted to charge him with misconduct this week, I had to agree with the Tottenham manager’s stance.

Simon Larkins - Truro Packet

Sports Blog: Barry Hayles storm is growing

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Posted on 12:47pm Friday 22nd October 2010

Simon Larkins at the good news at Treyew Road lately as Barry Hayles' decides to stay at Truro City to help their promotion push.

Simon Larkins

Sports Blog: A good week for Redruth on and off the pitch

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Posted on 7:30pm Friday 8th October 2010

Simon Larkins takes a look at a good week for Redruth RFC as results on the pitch match up with those off it.

Simon Larkins - Falmouth and Penryn Packet

Sports Blog: Cornwall Cricket Board's stance is unfortunate for Falmouth, but good for the league

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Posted on 4:49pm Friday 1st October 2010

Simon Larkins takes a look at the Cornwall Cricket Board's decision to deduct Falmouth Cricket Club third team ten points for breaking player and selection rules.

Simon Larkins - Falmouth and Penryn Packet

Sports Blog: Marlon King's return is another example of football being a morally bankrupt game

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Posted on 2:33pm Friday 24th September 2010

Simon Larkins takes a look at Marlon King's return to football and why persistent trouble-makers are always welcomed back.

Simon Larkins

Sports Blog: Good starts hint towards silverware for region's football clubs

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Posted on 1:06pm Thursday 16th September 2010

Simon Larkins looks at the starts local football teams have made to their seasons and reviews their chances of success come May.

Simon Larkins

Sports blog: Yetton's booking highlights stupidity of FA's celebration rule

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Posted on 4:23pm Thursday 9th September 2010

Sports Blog: Simon Larkins takes a look at one of football's unpopular rules following Stewart Yetton's booking for his goal celebration against Hednesford.

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