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Tony Adams' moves, Munster in Europe and a London Marathon timelapse

The Guardian
Thursday 20 April 2017 11:00

This week’s roundup also features stunning running rugby, Harry Redknapp’s stories, and Andy Murray teaching Roger Federer how to backhand slice1) Tony Adams caught the eye last week with his novel approach to getting his message across to his Granada players in his first training session as manager. But he’s far from the first manager to make an exhibition of himself on camera. Duisburg manager Norbert Meier didn’t exactly cover himself in glory when he took this tumble on the touchline. Mick McCarthy once saw a ghost (though he does have his smoother moments). With Roy Hodgson you can take your pick – you can have the headbang, the face rub or the robot power-down. And of course, there’s John Sitton. 2) Munster take on Saracens, the reigning champions, in the first of this weekend’s European Champions Cup semi-finals. Munster have a fine history in European competition: here is the late Anthony Foley remembering Munster’s 2006 European triumph alongside Ronan O’Gara in the documentary Axel, and Irish rugby journalist George Hook recalling their 2003 ‘miracle match’ against Gloucester. Munster’s all-Irish clash with Leinster in the 2009 Heineken Cup proved a day to remember while Leinster pulled off a brilliant comeback win in the 2011 tournament inspired by Jonny Sexton. Continue reading...

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