The NBA and The BBA – Top players and Weekend Stats

As promised in last week’s article, today we’ll look at the NBA and BBA’s top players (based on stats rather than “the people’s choice”) – as well as the outcome of 2 of last weekend’s biggest games. It could be argued that the NBA stars are bigger even in the UK than our own BBA [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:44:46+00:00 November 30th, 2017|All, Basketball|50 Comments

Froome and Joshua the clear favourites for this year’s SPOTY

The 12 contenders for the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year award have been announced. Of the twelve sporting superstars, a remarkable eight are first-time nominees, which means there's a very strong chance that we'll have a debutant winner this year. Ice skater Elise Christie, unified boxing champion Anthony Joshua, Spurs star Harry Kane, British [...]

By | 2017-11-30T13:02:09+00:00 November 30th, 2017|All|169 Comments

Josh Navidi – the underdog is showing everyone how it’s done

For the past few years, the Welsh back row has been as difficult a lineup to break up, as the All Blacks' 30 game winning streak against Wales. Regardless of the strength in depth in the position, honours have always been shared amongst the same big names. In more recent years, captain Sam Warburton has [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:21:48+00:00 November 29th, 2017|All, Rugby|195 Comments

Careless Wasps Leave it Late – Match Report: London Irish 13 vs. 17 Wasps

After 57 minutes at the Madejski Stadium on this dry and crisp autumn afternoon, Wasps had yet to score a point. Indeed they were 10-0 down against the league’s bottom team, London Irish, having conceded an interception try, which was gratefully accepted by the Irish’s Alex Lewington, just five minutes earlier and were looking ragged. [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:18:40+00:00 November 29th, 2017|All, Rugby|42 Comments

The Ashes: lose in Adelaide and it could be 5-0 again

Oh dear, England have squandered a wonderful chance to go 1-0 up in the Ashes. For them to stand a chance of winning this series they need everything to go their way and at Brisbane, they had everything they could have wanted from the pitch, it was slow, low, flat and had no real bounce [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:15:35+00:00 November 28th, 2017|All, Cricket|1 Comment

UFC Shanghai: Main Winners and Losers

In what seems like an endless stream of UFC events until the end of the year, let's take a look at the main winners and losers from UFC Shanghai. Winner: Kelvin Gastelum After needing to use the towel to make weight on Friday, the alarm bells were flashing. After 2 minutes and 30 seconds of [...]

By | 2017-11-28T09:43:42+00:00 November 28th, 2017|All, MMA|206 Comments

Watching the Ashes – the spectator’s view

The greatest cricketing show on earth? Probably. If not, it is arguably the one that is eagerly awaited more than any other around the cricketing globe. Yet for the spectator back in ol' Blighty, it can be very hard viewing, in fact, it can be positively gruelling. So much for the players, all mollycoddled in [...]

By | 2017-11-28T09:09:21+00:00 November 28th, 2017|All, Cricket|162 Comments

Superior England See Off Spirited Samoa

Big boys, big hits, big hugs. This was a big match for Samoa and a special occasion as the engaging South Sea Islanders were given the rare chance to come to Twickenham and parade their skills. They let no one down. Despite their recent run of defeats and their well publicised off the field difficulties, [...]

By | 2017-11-27T10:19:25+00:00 November 27th, 2017|All, Rugby|211 Comments

The bottom three: January shopping list

Only three teams have been last in the Premier League on 25 December and avoided relegation, but of those, two have come in the past four seasons. Even this early in the season the bottom clubs look like they need to prepare for a relegation scrap, so let’s take a look at the bottom three [...]

By | 2017-11-27T10:11:31+00:00 November 27th, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment

Why Brighton’s ‘DnD’ are the most under-rated pairing in the league

Brighton and Hove Albion and Chris Hughton owe a lot to their centre-back duo, Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk. The pair rarely get the plaudits - perhaps because of their 'old school' style of defending - or maybe simply because they play for 'little' Brighton. Anthony Knockaert may have won the Championship Player of the Year award [...]

By | 2017-11-29T00:14:11+00:00 November 26th, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment