Rob Batiste - page 2

President's timely return for a party

THE performance may have been scratchy but there was still much to cheer about GRFC’s narrow win at home to Gravesend last Saturday. Not least that club president Adie Le Page (pictured) was up and about and looking no worse for wear after his recent health scare.

Well done GFA and Craig

THEY were nervous about going cap in hand to Jersey, but the GFA summoned the character perhaps previous administrations would not have and posed the question that had to be asked for the integrity of the biggest football match in the Channel Islands.

Captain Cockers right to speak out

HOW refreshing to see the Jersey football team management come out publicly in support of a Muratti switch and, in an instant, kick a dollop of mud in the eye of those who mischievously were wanting a club v. country row.

No shame in date switch

I REALLY pity Mark Le Tissier at the moment and only marginally less so Tony Vance, Colin Fallaize and the GFC stars who have given so much for the club these past two seasons.

All will be fine for GFC

THE prophets of GFC doom do make me laugh. A few games get postponed and suddenly the whole venture is in grave danger of falling in on itself.

Going places on a million

THERE is something very telling about the state of island sport when the three biggest annual prizes on offer, are collected by stand-ins.

Sunshine days for sport

THE days are so depressingly dark, it never stops raining and football fixtures secretaries both here and across the land are, you could say, doing their heads in.

Simpson up with the best

THE professional squash tour never has and never will have the financial clout and profile of tennis.

Mystery man needs to be demanding

THE secret is soon to be revealed.   Cricket announces its first full-time director of cricket on Tuesday and it needs to be a great appointment.

Power to the elbow of the sand saviours

NOT that many years ago the prospect of one of the island’s two main motor racing clubs struggling would have been greeted with gleeful rubbing of hands by the other.

Red tape bars Neves' way

GUERNSEY’S prospects of retaining top spot at next summer’s NatWest Island Games have surely taken an unnecessary blow with swimming having turned its back on the possibility of selecting star performer Kristina Neves, the winner of nine individual golds at the last Games.