About Jamie William

Hey! Here’s a bit about me. Aspring sports journalism and freelance writer… Currently in my second year at Southampton Solent University, studying (BA Hons) Sports Journalism. I’ve also got my own blog:http://www.unitedfaithful.com. As you may have guessed I’m a Manchester United fan and have been all my life. Since starting at University, I’ve done other media work for Eastleigh FC, Sholing FC and Southampton Women’s FC. I've got involved with Imperium to boost my own CV and add another string to my bow.

What is ball tampering and why is it cricket’s biggest taboo?

They are the two words on everyone's lips: two words that have brought a mighty cricket nation to its knees and damaged and destroyed the reputation of a tainted team and their captain - one of the greatest players of his generation - beyond repair. Ball tampering. The implications will be far-reaching and unprecedented, leaving [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:24:50+00:00 April 6th, 2018|All, Cricket|2,074 Comments

It’s just not cricket: No sympathy for tampering trio

Photo: AFP Australian cricket is mired in the biggest scandal to hit the Test game since three Pakistan players were caught spot-fixing at Lord's in 2010. The world has watched on incredulously over the past few days as the Australian captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and cohort Cameron Bancroft, conspired to [...]

By | 2018-03-28T16:51:42+00:00 March 28th, 2018|All, Cricket|249 Comments

F1 2018: The battle to be crowned the driver of the generation

The same question hangs over Formula One at the start of the 2018 season as it has for the past five years: can anyone stop Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes? Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel, who looks set to be the four time champion's closest challenger again, is talking up his title chances. But even the famously forthright [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:37:26+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|All, Formula one|2,047 Comments

It’s snow joke: Premier plans for an English winter break

With Britain finally seeing the back of the "Beast of the East" - a Siberian cold snap that has brought snow, ice and plummeting temperatures to the country, many sporting fixtures were postponed and cancelled amid the artic conditions. So what better time than the long awaited proposals to introduce a winter break to the [...]

By | 2018-03-06T23:15:15+00:00 March 6th, 2018|All, Football|224 Comments

ITF plan to introduce World Tennis Finals in Davis Cup revamp

A consortium headed up by Spain and Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique will invest £2.15 billion to revamp the only team competition in tennis, the Davis Cup. The 118-year-old men's tennis event, traditionally played over various surfaces in three-day home and away ties throughout the season, is set to be transformed into an 18-country Tennis World [...]

By | 2018-03-03T15:00:43+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|All, Tennis|1,859 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|467 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|5 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|184 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

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|1 Comment