England Top Order Needs Sorting – Stat! 

Despite being the first side in 7 years to come away from South Africa with a series victory under their belt, England’s cricketers may want to spend the return flight pondering on their efforts across the 5 game Test. In what has been a disturbing frequency of late, England’s batsmen have, as an order so…

Combustible Kyrgios could be a winner 

Nick Kyrgios brings to the table of tennis as much attention as anyone ever has done over the previous decade. Yet the unquestionable talent of the titanic Greek-Aussie is being overshadowed by his seeming inability to keep his head clear. In an environment when a small lapse in concentration can be the difference between a…

Tennis: Is Rafa finished? 

As the Australian Open kicks off this week, there has already been a few notable knockouts. None more so than Rafael Nadal. His ignominious departure coming at the hands of fellow Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco, in a 5 set epic in Melbourne.  It is the latest, and perhaps most crucial, in a series of failures and…

The madness of Perez

After keeping representatives of various Spanish news stations waiting for roughly 25 minutes, Florentino Perez arrived to deliver news of the almost inevitable kind – he had sacked Rafa Benitez.  Just seven months previously, Perez brought in Benitez to replaced popular former coach Carlo Ancelotti, the man who brought Real La Decima during his tenure. Whilst…

NBA: 3 teams who can stop the Warriors

Since the opening tip of week 1, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have continued to reigne supreme over all in a charge towards the championship that some are already claiming to be unstoppable. To suggest that the championship is a foregone conclusion is ill advised, particuarly as the Warriors have shown they are…

Patrick Bamford: misunderstood talent, or just plain arrogant?

When Patrick Bamford waltzed his way to the PFA Championship Player of the Year at the end of the 2014/15 season with Middlesbrough, all signs indicated he was ready for the big time. Whilst eyebrows may have been raised at the deservedness of his award, no one could doubt his potential.  Having spent his formative…