The Monopod was/is great but it didnt get used, I didnt feel it gave me the freedom of movement I normally had. Daft statement I suppose when you think about it! I need to do some further testing at a less critical match. Find out if the reduction in freedom affects the quality/quantity of images captured.
Smoking is the only word to describe this Sandisk card. I have hit the camera/card buffer limit before and then watched as I missed shots waiting for the buffer to clear. That extra bit of transfer rate certainly made the difference last night when needed.