Match preview: Southampton vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Chris Hughton takes his struggling Brighton side to St Mary's on Wednesday for a south coast derby with added spice and needle. With both sides embroiled in the thick of a relegation scrap, this is a six-pointer that looks to have hugely important implications for both the Saints and the Seagulls. Mauricio Pellegrino's men are [...]

By | 2018-01-31T11:55:47+00:00 January 29th, 2018|All, Football|55 Comments

The modern football manager: just a glorified coach

Marco Silva's sacking as Watford manager after a poor run of one win in eleven games begged the question: how much power does a manager actually have. The boss may be the person who holds responsibility for all matters surrounding the goings on at his club, but it increasingly seems that it's the committee, owners, [...]

By | 2018-01-22T15:24:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|All, Football|0 Comments

The incomprehensible and continual failings of Arsène Wenger

As a life-long Arsenal fan, this is a position that I have grown very used to now... The fans divided and fighting amongst each other, the team playing with no confidence or shape and losing to teams we should definitely be beating, and watching our best players leave to join other Premier League sides with [...]

By | 2018-01-20T09:37:31+00:00 January 20th, 2018|All, Football|163 Comments

Vive la France: The French connection leading their World Cup charge

Didier Deschamps' France side should make a real impact at this summer's World Cup as they - on paper at least - boast arguably the strongest squad out of all the countries competing in Russia. Pound for pound, Les Bleus have an embarrassment of riches, impressive strength in depth and an enviable mix of youth and experience. [...]

By | 2018-02-01T22:10:44+00:00 January 18th, 2018|All, Football|17 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo: the end of an era for the world’s best footballer?

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro - a name that will strike fear in the mind of any defender in the La Liga. Since moving to Madrid for a world record fee in 2009, Ronaldo has gone to repay the staggering amount paid for him by the Los Blancos season after season by delivering goals in [...]

By | 2018-01-18T10:10:52+00:00 January 17th, 2018|All, Football|233 Comments

If you want to change something in your life – start with food!

For this 2nd article in the series, Natalia will talk about moments when her illness caused her to lose motivation and control of her life, by restricting her ability to live the way she wanted, plus she’ll reveal some insights into how unhealthy eating can affect the immune system. Natalia: "When I was suffering with [...]

By | 2018-01-18T10:06:40+00:00 January 17th, 2018|All, Health and fitness|0 Comments

Sir Andy Murray: Britain’s greatest?

Andy Murray's injury and resultant hip surgery mean that the former world number one and the finest exponent of his sport that Britain has ever had is unlikely to play again this year. But just how high in the pantheon of British sporting greats does Murray - or Sir Andy, as he's now known - [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:01:57+00:00 January 12th, 2018|All, Tennis|130 Comments

New dawn beckons as the sun sets on tennis’ Golden Era

Winter is coming for the sport of tennis. The greatest era the game - either men's or women's - has ever seen is slowly but indisputably coming to an end. Roger Federer, the king who has ruled the tennis world for almost two decades, may continue to glow like a beacon but the golden generation as [...]

By | 2018-01-18T09:58:16+00:00 January 11th, 2018|All, Tennis|165 Comments

Maidenhead United v FC Halifax Town match report – Vanarama National League

It is often said that it is lower down the footballing pyramid where the spectator can experience football in its truest and simplest form, unadulterated by egos and gross commercialism. 'Real' football with 'real' fans. Local people supporting their local club, for the love of it. No glory seekers here, just honest supporters enjoying the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T09:49:59+00:00 January 9th, 2018|All, Football|210 Comments

Southampton’s short-sightedness comes back to haunt them

A penny for the thoughts of Claude Puel and the men who made the decision to sack him after a single season as Southampton's manager in the summer. The experienced Frenchman took the Saints to their first major cup final in 14 years - where they were massively unlucky to lose to Manchester United - and [...]

By | 2018-01-18T09:34:38+00:00 January 8th, 2018|All, Football|35 Comments