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44 fights, 44 wins.

You can’t ask any more than that - except 45 fights and 45 wins I suppose!

Joe Calzaghe is the best British boxer of recent years, yet if you asked someone to name a current boxer, I bet his name wouldn’t be on many lips.  The most popular would surely be Amir Khan as he is the one in the public eye most often.

Why doesn’t Calzaghe get this recognition, especially when you consider Khan has plenty of promise but hasn’t actually achieved much yet?

In the past I’ve been less than complimentary about ITV’s coverage of F1, and while quite a few arguments still hold, there are a few areas which have seen improvement this year.

On the plus side, and in a totally unexpected move, they have moved into the online area by allowing viewers access to not only online coverage of qualifying and the race, but also practice sessions as well - which is a very welcome move and for that I think they deserve a pat on the back.

Everybody who watches sport likes to think they could do a better job than the manager of whichever team they support, be it football, Formula 1, rugby, cricket or whatever.

In the past, I’ve had an attempt at fantasy football but never ventured into the fantasy F1 realm before.

Sidepodcast have posted about this subject though which has prompted me to give it a go this year.  They have set up a league on www.fantasyracers.com where anyone can register a team and then join their league (see Sidepodcast’s post here for details of how to join their league) which I’ve duly done.

This story is all over the papers and news at the moment, and to be honest I feel a little bit sorry for him.

I’m not a fan of drugs at all, and I’m not a fan of people who cheat so it should follow that I’m not a fan of Dwain Chambers either - but it’s not as simple as that.

This story shouldn’t really be about Chambers, he’s just unlucky enough to have become the face of the problem.  And it’s a problem which shouldn’t really have arisen.