The raddest thing in bike polo.

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The best game at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2012

Although not the fastest, most exciting, or most important game from the Worlds this year, I think it’s the best.

The game has character, narrative and skill. The Guardians and Clobber Politics’ different personalities and styles make for a classic sporting match-up. But ultimately, The Guardians’ patience and composure wins out.

The Guardians play a low-tempo game, retaining energy for the rest of the tournament. There are positive knock-on effects from this confident strategy: it gives you time to become acclimatised to the often alien courts and it leaves your team in a slightly deeper position that absorbs attacking play and creates counter-attacking opportunities.

Great goals by Cody, too.


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A particularly ghoulish affair

A few weekends ago Jess arranged a halloween bench-minor tournament at Newington Gardens, London SE1. It felt like the first winter day, in London, this year with dry, crisp air and a generally grey demeanour – the perfect scene for a halloween chill.

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