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Christmas gift ideas 2013 // Five things for the girl who keeps on running

For the keen (and not so keen – i.e. me) runner in your life, winter can be a tricky time. Cold winds, chapped lips and hands plus unflattering Lycra… it’s a tough lot….

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A girl’s guide to American sports // From a girl that knows nothing about American sports

With some MAJOR NFL teams signing up to playing more games at Wembley Stadium next year, and with the Brooklyn Nets Vs Atlanta Hawkes playing in the O2 in January, it’s clear that we are looking…

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Smack my pitch up // Kicking racism out of football – literally, in the case of Suarez

I have to be honest with you, I was out most of the weekend and didn’t see any of the matches, forgot to record Match of the Day, couldn’t be bothered to iPlayer…

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Smack my pitch up // Three good football films (they’re not a load of balls)

Action, sci-fi or horror is what you’ll usually find in my film bag, baby, but I do occasionally love me a good sports movie. Sadly, for the most part films about football are…

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Smack my pitch up // The Merseyside Derby: ducking and diving

Welcome to the all-new sexy football bit. So yesterday was Merseyside Derby day at the toffee palace of Goodison Park – and as a Liverpool fan I was hoping that I’d be writing a  smug-laden…

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The Manifesto // The London Olympics 2012: discus. Er, we, mean, DISCUSS.

The Le Blow Manifesto. Five men, telling it like it is. On important shizzle, like: Why do men always have to drive? Why do men cheat and/or have affairs (the bastards)? What suddenly…

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Wimbledon 2012 // British brands that give you the SW19 look. Ace!

It’s that time of year when television programming gets messed up because all the BBC want to do is Wimbledon stuff. I like tennis, what I mean is I like playing tennis. It’s…

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Euro 96: When football came home // And Alan Shearer still had hair

Ahh, the Euros AKA the UEFA European Football Championships. If you don’t know what the bobbins it’s all about, read our Chrissy’s guide to Euro 2012 here. For me, the Euros kicked off…

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The Vintage Olympics 2012 at London Retro // Shell suits and cycling shorts and LOTS of lycra

The London Olympics 2012 take place in a few weeks. Not that I really give a shit. I mean, I would *like* to go and see an event (is that the right term…

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Nivea signs Euro 96 team mates for skincare ad // Yes, it’s worse than Southgate’s Pizza Hut one…

Some 16 years after Euro 96, I am nearly able to forgive Gareth Southgate for THAT penalty miss against Germany in the semi final I said NEARLY, alright?). But I’ll never let him…

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Oh baby…Euro you want to… (watch the football, that is. Dirty) // A girl’s guide to Euro 2012

I need to type this quickly as I may orgasm before I finish the sentence. It’s June, it’s 2012, that means it’s time for the UEFA European Football Cha- *gasp* sorry. Once again,…

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Sports Luxe // Stella McCartney kits out Team GB for the Olympics 2012

Get ready boys and girls, this summer we are going to have visions of perfect, buff bodies EVERYWHERE. Stella McCartney and Adidas have kitted out our Olympians with what I think is a…

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How to dress for the gym // without looking like a LOSER

I’m by no means a fitness expert – far from it. In fact I’m the sort of girl who gets exhausted running a bath. But I do know my style stuff and can…

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Stereotyped // The Tennis Toff

Timothy is a tennis toff; a member of the prestigious Queen’s Tennis Club in West Kensington (second only to that All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club down the road. He couldn’t get…

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Lords of the ring // A girl’s guide to the Heavyweight World Title Fight tonight

It’s Haye Day! Or Fight Night, if you prefer. This is a quick post as I’ve already had to explain tonight’s shenanigans to two gals today – and I thought I’d share this…

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How to… ace at tennis (watching) // AKA the Le Blow guide to Wimbledon

So, that time of year is upon us again. The smack of felt covered rubber on tightly pulled strings, one of your healthy five a day hideously drowned in cream, the sexual grunts…

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New balls please! // Five male tennis players we’d give a good seeding…

If you know nothing about tennis and only want to watch Wimbledon for one thing and one thing alone, allow me to help you. Before you start getting a reputation for only ‘having…

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David Beckham has the skillz that fit the billz (and hit the binz)

I heart David Beckham. He can do no wrong in my eyes. Particularly loving his new quiffed hair (what? I’m a girl! I can say that!) but this video’s pretty cool too: The…

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Stylish sneakers you say? What a fackin’ Liberty!

If, like me you are one of those hyperactive sporty types you’ll be familiar with the battle I have finding stylish sportswear. Trainers are a particular problem because I don’t like the ones…

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Blow Out (and about) // Messing About On The River

What: The Boat Race www.theboatrace.org Where: Starting at Putney Bridge through to Chiswick Bridge on the River Thames When: Saturday 26th March 2011 17:00 Here at Le Blow we’ll be donning our straw boaters…

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How to… understand the offside rule. Even if you’re a girl.

The below is a post I did on my own blog last year, but seemed worthy of resurrection after the recent ‘own goal’ scored by (now ex) Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and…

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