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SPORT, and the weekend’s big match ended with the right result.

Sheffield Transport FC were taking on a team from Germany after players with the club made mates with a bunch of Berlin lads on a night out over there.

The game, as revealed in The Diary, was held on the same Meadowhead pitch where the German national team trained during the 1966 World Cup.

And – avenging Turin 1990, Wembley 1996 and Bloemfontein 2010 – our lads dispatched their continental cousins with a 3-1 victory.

“But we had a penalty shoot out afterwards for a laugh,” notes game organiser Dave Allatt. “And they won that. Typically.”

The 16 Germans were then shown a spot of Saturday night South Yorkshire culture. Which is to say they were taken for an Indian and out down Division Street.

“A great weekend,” says Dave. “We’re already arranging the return fixture.”


THEY were also taken to the St Patrick’s day tent in Fargate for a Guinness or two.

Well, there’s nothing more English than celebrating Ireland’s national day is there?


MORE sport and Stocksbridge Tennis Club is to undergo a £45,000 revamp, as revealed in The Star.

That’s smashing, that is.



It’s not often a living legend visits you in class so youngsters at Thrybergh School and Sports College, in Rotherham, should count themselves lucky.

Henry Winkler, the man who will forever be known as The Fonz from Happy Days, turned up as part of a nationwide tour. He was there, as reported in this paper, to talk about dyslexia – although hopefully he gave the kids a few tips on how to fix a jukebox with a single slap, too.

He was given an OBE for such work in 2011. Did he deserve it? Heyy!


AND how about this for a prologue to today’s main Diary piece?

Scott bought his yellow bus from a bloke in Oklahoma called David Tinsley. His family trace their heritage back to the Sheffield suburb of the same name. Which is also the place where bus is now kept. Strange but true.