“Three’s Kompany” – Captain inspires City to Carabao Cup final victory

Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and David Silva, Manchester City's three elder statesmen, their three wise men. The three current longest serving players at the club. The three with the most appearances. So, how appropriate it was that they should have been the three men who scored the three goals in this comfortable victory over Arsenal [...]

By | 2018-02-27T09:38:05+00:00 February 27th, 2018|All, Football|397 Comments

Pyeonchang 2018: Top sports to watch at the Winter Olympics

The XXIII Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeonchang, South Korea, got underway on Saturday after Friday's extravagant opening ceremony. In a two-week festival of skiing, sliding, sweeping and skating, Team GB have been tipped for their most successful Winter Games ever and UK Sport have set the GB team a target of five medals. But which [...]

By | 2018-02-16T12:03:46+00:00 February 12th, 2018|All|1,440 Comments

Title looks won but relegation battle could go right down to the wire

It takes a leap of the imagination to see anyone catching Manchester City in pursuit of the Premier League title. It's the battle at the bottom that looks set to be the most exciting permutation as the season approaches the final run-in. Normally at this stage of a season you have a good chance to [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:22:36+00:00 February 6th, 2018|All, Football|228 Comments

Are England favourites for the 2019 Cricket World Cup?

After yet another series win for Eoin Morgan's One Day International side, are they now favourites to win the World Cup? The calamitous 2015 campaign in Australia and New Zealand, where they crashed out in the groups stages, including a loss to Bangladesh in the process, led the ECB to tear down and rebuild their [...]

By | 2018-02-06T09:48:10+00:00 February 5th, 2018|All, Cricket|222 Comments

Six Nations: England favourites but watch out for resurgent Scotland

European rugby's most prestigious and anticipated tournament gets underway this weekend as the RBS Six Nations kicks off in Cardiff when Wales host Scotland. In the battle for Northern Hemisphere supremacy, Eddie Jones' England, second in the IRB rankings, will start as favourites having lifted the famous title for the past two years. But this [...]

By | 2018-02-03T08:39:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|All, Rugby|590 Comments

James Haskell: Wasps choose not to renew former captains contract

This week Wasps announced that they would not be renewing James Haskell's contract when it expires at the end of this season. Haskell who has made over 200 appearances for Wasps over 2 spells and has won the Heineken Cup and the Premiership title including a spell as captain. The 32 year old started off [...]

By | 2018-02-02T22:30:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|All, Rugby|46 Comments

Six Nations: England to dominate or deteriorate?

England Coach Eddie Jones has selected his starting XV to defend their Six Nations crown against Italy in Rome. No nation has successfully retained the title for three years in a row, Eddie Jones will hope that despite a substantial injury list his side will complete this historic feat. With a Grand Slam in his [...]

By | 2018-02-02T22:21:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|All, Rugby|234 Comments

Match report: Southampton 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Jack Stephens second goal in as many games cancelled out Glenn Murray's early penalty as struggling duo Saints and Brighton shared the spoils on the south coast in a match I attended. It's a result that does little to aid either side in their battle against the drop, but Albion move up a place to [...]

By | 2018-02-01T17:01:47+00:00 February 1st, 2018|All, Football|1 Comment