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Dartington Crystal reward double-winning efforts of the Exeter Chiefs

The double-winning exploits of the Exeter Chiefs have today been rewarded by Devon glassmakers, Dartington Crystal, who have created a special tankard for the club’s players, coaches and support staff.

In what was a memorable 2019/20 season for the Chiefs, Rob Baxter’s side lifted not only the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time with victory over Racing 92, but followed it up by claiming a second Gallagher Premiership crown with victory over Wasps.

Each hand-made 'Torrington' crystal tankard, which has been personalised with the recipient’s name, features the...

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Useful Gadgets That Can Improve Your Golf Game

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 01/17/2021 - 10:29am

You’re equipped with the best clubs of all types. All of them are secured in a good golf bag. You have the proper gloves and outfit for the golf course. Yet after all of these items, you still feel as if your golf game is lacking. The problem probably doesn’t lie within your skills, it most probably lies within the fact that you are still lacking a few essential gadgets to supplement your games.

TecTecTec VPRO 500 Rangefinder

One of the things that make golf difficult is measuring the distance between your position and the hole. Try as you may, it’s tough to get the distance...

Exeter Racecourse

Looking forward to New Year’s Day at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:19pm

For some people, the end of the year is all about New Year’s Eve. But a smarter approach may be to build up to New Year’s Day , rather than the night before. After all, they do say that you should start as you mean to go on. There’s a big difference between waking up on January 1st a little worse for wear from the preceding night and waking up fresh knowing that you’re going to have a day of fun ahead of you.

If the latter approach appeals to you, then why not consider New Year’s Day racing at Exeter Racecourse? This is a Devon tradition and always promises to be a fantastic day...

Exeter City Football Club

ECFC completes successful search for missing shareholders

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Fri, 12/18/2020 - 2:07pm

Exeter City has successfully rehomed around 3,300 shares following a recent drive to find missing shareholders.

Over recent months, volunteers at the club have worked to find people - or relatives of those - who had bought £1 shares in the club, which had been issued a number of times to raise capital.

Most people acquired them because they were fans and wanted to support the club, and as such were primarily of sentimental value. The earliest shares dated back to the 1930s and had been passed down through people’s families.

A spokesman for the Supporters’ Trust,...

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A look back at Devon’s greatest ever golfer

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 12/17/2020 - 3:27pm

With five Open wins to his name and 19 professional tournament successes, John Henry Taylor is not only Devon’s greatest ever sportsman, but he is also one of the most successful British golfers of all time. He was placed into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

Taylor began his golfing career as a caddie at Royal North Devon Golf Club. He then went on to shine with golf clubs himself, turning professional in 1890 at the age of just 19. Although he left Devon not long after becoming a pro, he was the hero to many in the county during his career.

In 1894, Taylor won his...

Champions League & Europa League: English Clubs Aiming to Progress

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Wed, 12/16/2020 - 4:41pm

The draws for the next round of the Champions League and Europa League produced some eye-catching ties for England’s seven representatives.

Chelsea were handed a tough test as they were paired with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, while Arsenal won’t find things easy against Benfica in the Europa League.

Read on as we look at each of the ties and assess which Premier League teams will progress to the next phase of their respective competitions.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City

Plenty of fans will have used...

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Was Gareth Bale's Premier League return overhyped?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2020 - 9:22pm

When the news broke that Gareth Bale was returning to Tottenham Hotspur, the club where he cemented a name for himself as one of the best wingers in the world, it wasn’t just the fans of the North London club who got excited by the return of the Welsh star, but the whole of English football – and maybe even the passionate Real Madrid fans who were happy to see the back of him after a lacklustre few years.

For Spurs fans, it was the return of their prodigal son, a player who reached incredible heights in the Premier League before jetting off for the sunshine and golf courses of...

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A Brief History of Exeter Racecourse

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2020 - 8:24pm

As one of the most picturesque regions in Britain, Devon has been a place for some momentous occasions. Be it during Perkin Warbeck’s landing in 1497 that signalled the Cornish Uprising or the arrival of William of Orange to launch 1688’s Glorious Revolution from Brixham, there have been some notable events that have occurred. This definitely extends into the world of Exeter Racecourse that has an interesting history of its own.

In the Beginning...

The racecourse in Exeter was born out of Charles II’s love for horse racing during the mid 17th Century and there’s even claims that...

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The most popular Japanese sports

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2020 - 8:01am

Japan is the home to some incredible traditional sports. However, none of these sports it’s the first top sport in Japan. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to bet in many games like, for example, basketball, baseball, snooker, etc. However, you can do plenty of things that you’re able to discover Casimaru.com . This is where you want to go to actually be able to play the best games in Japan and much more.

If you don’t know which are the most famous Japanese sports, then you should continue reading this article. These are:

Baseball

This is the first and the top...

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#COVAID Legends - with My Club Group

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2020 - 12:47am

MY CLUB GROUP has been forced to postpone the planned #COVAID Legends charity football match for Mask Our Heroes after the UK Government issued a statement on Monday, placing Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions upon London and much of Essex.

The game, which would have seen legendary football manager Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce go head-to-head in a star-studded celebrity football match to raise money for COVID-19 charity Mask Our Heroes, was scheduled to take place at Chelmsford City FC on Sunday, December 20.

However, Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s move to place London...

Exeter Chiefs

Chiefs side to face Glasgow Warriors

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 - 2:54pm

Lifting their first-ever European crown in front of an empty stadium wasn’t quite how the Exeter Chiefs had envisaged celebrating their greatest triumph, but on Sunday Rob Baxter’s side will kick-off their title defence with a small section of supporters back inside Sandy Park.

For the first time since March, there will be a match-day buzz about the place as the Chiefs prepare to welcome back 2,000 of their season ticket holders for the visit of Glasgow Warriors (3:15pm) in Round One of the Heineken Champions Cup.

The Covid-19 outbreak around the world has meant...