It was 14 years ago yesterday that Paul Ingle put Scarborough on the sporting map by winning the IBF world title.
What a fantastic achievement for someone from a place like Scarborough to get right to the top of their sport, a tough one at that.
Paul is a smashing lad and we ought to honour him a lot more than we actually do.
He’s starting to look a lot more healthy which is great to see, so hopefully he can keep improving and get back into the limelight a bit more.
He certainly deserves it.
It was very sad to hear the news that Steve Prescott passed away this week.
He’s probably better known for his efforts after he was diagnosed with cancer.
To row the channel and then run the London Marathon the next day while suffering is an achivement that shouldn’t be underesitimated.
Sad news and he will be missed, especially in Hull and St Helens.
It is a great time to be a Southampton fan.
We’ve started the season really well and now have three players in the England squad for the friendlies against Chile and Germany.
Adam Lallana is the perfect example for showing patience and sticking by your club and it is paying off for him now.
I expect he will get a run out, and hopefully both Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez will also get a chance to show what they can do.
We’ve also got Luke Shaw and Jamie Ward-Prowse in the under-21s and I think Nathaniel Clyne would be pushing if he hadn’t just turned 22.
AP McCoy picked up his 4,000th winner this week and that is a monumental achievement.
The dedication the jockeys have to put in is massive and McCoy is no different.
I was listening to him on Radio 5 Live the other day and I think he was saying there’s barely a bone in his body he hasn’t broken.
That takes some dedication.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:
AP McCoy’s 4,000th winner. It’s a no brainer for me.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Hull is relevant. City is not relevant. Tigers: are you telling me you would drop the symbol of power?”
Hull City owner Assem Alam .