The rumours are all true.
The reigning Worksop Town FC arm wrestling champion (above left) was indeed beaten by the new champ (above right) in an end of season winner takes all bout in the social club at North Ferriby United FC last week.
There weren't many witnesses on hand to see young Thomas take the crown in fine style, but after sulking about my defeat for a whole week and denying all knowledge of the event, the time is now right to come clean and be a gracious loser.
It is time to put the record straight.
Well done new champ!
And many THANKS to all concerned for the surprise presentation at half time today.
I'm made up, really, really grateful and completely gob-smacked by your generosity.