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Horsing around with tennis rackets | Letter

Dave Hulme provides an insight into horse tennisAndy Bull might have mentioned that horse tennis was popular in the United States early in the last century, although I reckon the horses were the ones needing helmets – a forehand smash by the rider migh…

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Richard Luce wasn’t so bad for the arts | Brief letters

Arts ministers | Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe | Naomi Osaka | Cornish pasties | Lucy Mangan’s ToryboyTo be fair to Richard Luce, he rapidly learned on the job (Letters, 12 September). Largely because he was an arts “outsider”, he carried out the ro…

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Stiff competition for Mo’s meanderer | Brief letters

Moeen Ali | Railway speed records | Playboy Club VIP membership | 10,000 Groundhog Days | Lucy Mangan’s sisterI enjoyed Vic Marks’ felicitous reference to “Mo’s meanderer” – Moeen Ali’s off-break that doesn’t turn (Sport, 10 September). As a fello…

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A trophy that José Mourinho has never won | Brief letters

Women’s football | Premier League | José Mourinho | University Challenge | Teaching about PeterlooBarry Glendenning’s defence of women’s football (Game’s dinosaurs still have an axe to grind but it’s getting duller by the day, Sport, 27 August) wo…

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Happy days Zaheer again. Again | Brief letters

Zaheer Abbas | Beavers | Christmas cake | Brexit | Morris TravellersI would like to wish Zaheer Abbas a belated happy birthday (Birthdays, 24 July). There used to be a competition among county cricketers to see who could hit 1,000 runs in the firs…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/26/happy-days-zaheer-again-again

Froome’s defence makes good sense | Letters

The cyclist’s account of his use of an anti-asthma drug is not suspicious, says Dr Simon James WoodsChris Froome deserves to be allowed to put his salbutamol control behind him (Sport, 6 July). I was disappointed to see your correspondent sow a seed of…

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Froome’s defence makes good sense | Letters

The cyclist’s account of his use of an anti-asthma drug is not suspicious, says Dr Simon James WoodsChris Froome deserves to be allowed to put his salbutamol control behind him (Sport, 6 July). I was disappointed to see your correspondent sow a seed of…

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No reason women shouldn’t compete in a decathlon | Letters

Tom McNab gives a potted history of the last gender-divided track and field eventThe 1928 Olympic 800m (won by Radke of Germany, not Japan’s Hitomi) caused the Daily Mail to recruit a doctor who said endurance competitions should be banned because “wom…

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Football: it’s a funny old racist, money-grabbing game | Letters

Readers on the dearth of non-white managers, Amazon’s entry to the broadcasting Premier League, rail seating at football grounds, and the World CupWe have no doubt at all that there are many white men in football who react adversely to “outspoken black…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/15/football-its-a-funny-old-racist-money-grabbing-game

Neville Southall as a source of hope | Brief letters

Manchester town hall | Funeral ads | Atheist appeals to God | Neville Southall | Dom BessWhile I am broadly in agreement with Simon Jenkins about the government getting it wrong on urban renewal in the regions (Relocating a few TV execs won’t revive ou…

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Let’s have three strikes at the dispatch box too | Brief letters

Cutting politicians short | Meghan Markle’s tights | Crosses and crucifixes | WH Smith | Sports headlinesI think Richard Madeley is on to something with his “three strikes and you’re out” proposal to deal with politicians who won’t answer the question …

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Good news: tax gap down, tax take up | Brief letters

Tax collection | Opening bowlers | Pope and hell | Mr Pastry lookalike John Bolton | Size of quick crossword | Ear-splitting WagnerHMRC never settles disputes for any less than the amount of tax we believe is due under the law (Report, 27 March). We su…

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Football mythology past and present | Letters

The person who probably did most to revolutionise the game in the modern era was Arsène Wenger, writes Will Goble. Plus letters from Roger Greatorex and Kevin McmahonNext season, no matches should be played in the Premier League. Instead, at the start …

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How to explain the inflatable penises | Brief letters

Bath holiday lets | 1970s contraception | Mattinata | Dame’s Delight | Birthday listings | Jazz thanksIn Bath it is not just Airbnb that’s a problem (Letters, 15 February). A housing association is renting out former council homes as holiday lets….

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UK Sport looks forward to funding debate | Letters

The organisation tries to allocate its funding as effectively as possible, says its chief executive officer Liz Nicholl. Plus Dennis Ruston praises the writing of former Guardian sports writers Donny Davies, Neville Cardus and John ArlottSean Ingle rai…

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With Geoffrey Boycott at the crease we are winners | Letters

Cricket commentator Boycott has an extraordinary ability to connect with listeners, writes Professor Hugh ChignellAs we view the wreckage of the Ashes series (No escaping the awful truth, Sport, 19 December), can I return to your critique of Geoffrey B…

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