IT’S been said before – and probably will be again – but there’s something rather confusing about having two lots of sports teams in the city both called Sheffield Tigers.
The speedway side and the rugby union club share the big cat moniker.
And, bizarrely, both Sheffield Tigers are playing the Leicester Lions in the space of a few days this month.
Seems the East Midlands city also has a speedway and rugby team with the same name.
The egg-throwing tigers already beat their lot 15-10 at Dore Moor on Saturday. Now, the motorcyclists will be hoping to repeat the success at Owlerton Stadium on Thursday.
AND talking of sport, cricket fans will be delighted to have the redoubtable Heny Blofeld coming to Sheffield.
The legendary Test Match Special commentator will be appearing at City Hall on June 20 to spin tales of his time in the game. One wonders if, among them, he’ll recall famously telling listeners: “Monty Python comes up and bowls”.
Staying sporty – and good luck to William Hague’s dad.
The Rotherham politician’s old man Nigel is to skydive, complete a long-distance walk and perform a series of acrobatic stunts in a single day for charity, as reported in this paper.
Impressive enough for anyone. But more so when you consider the bloke is 84.
Whatever your political allegiance, there’s no denying that’s some going.
HE’S previously done a wing walk, as it goes. He stayed in the centre. Unlike his son who tends to veer wildly off to the right.
Which brings us, of course, to you know who....
This page was going to be a Margaret Thatcher-free zone – because everything that could be said almost certainly has. Several times over.
But there was an interesting typo on the BBC website yesterday. “Margaret Thatcher dies following a strike,” it noted.
A subbing mistake or gremlins at work?
JULIE Dore in Saturday’s paper: “I personally feel very positive about the Hammerson’s development.”
So, at least someone does.