Wales improve… But England march on

This was almost a Grand Slam final in its own right. Wales, a point to prove after a stuttering win over Italy. England, unbeaten in 15 games and current holders of the 6 Nations Grand Slam title. The stage was set for the showdown that would have enormous bearings on the winners of the title. …

The Superbowl LI Review

Legendary. Lord of the Rings. PatriOT’s. Just three headlines that attempted to sum up the rollercoaster that was Sunday’s SuperBowl showpiece between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas.  But how do you try and sum it up? This was a game that created so much history for…

Six Nations inspection: France & England 

Eddie Jones’ troops open the defence of their Six Nations crown this weekend by welcoming France to Twickenham. Les Bleus have been the subject of much reconfiguration since a 62-13 demolition job by New Zealand at the World Cup in 2015. Thierry Dusatouir is one of a number of key names to have departed the…

China go football mad; but are they aiding it?

It has not escaped the notice of every footballing country on the planet that China are fast becoming a major influence in the transfer market. Whether it is transfers that have gone through, or rumours flooding the back pages of the latest publications, chances are the Chinese Super League is embroiled somewhere.  From the outset,…

End of the road for Rowdy Ronda?

The hype had been built to astronomical sizes. She had been itching at her opportunity to get back into the ring for over a year. 48 seconds later, Ronda Rousey has some serious questions to answer.  Against Amanda Nunes, the women’s bantamweight champion, she simply, had no answer to the onslaught that came from Nunes….

Pardew’s Pain, Palace’s Plight

Alan Pardews sacking marks the end of one of the London clubs biggest love affairs. As a player with Palace, he was a commanding midfielder, appearing for the side to the FA Cup final loss to Manchester United in 1990, and amassing 128  appearances.  He returned to South London in January of last year from…

Where’s The Finish Line For Lew and Nico?

The chequered flag has dropped on another Formula 1 season. A frantic period filled with prodigious talent emerging, crashes and controversy aplenty, and the retirement of some of the sports most revered names. All of which was headlined by two teammates whom, it seems, are a ticking time bomb waiting to explode: Lewis Hamilton and…

What Next For Steven Gerrard?

Steven Gerrard’s decision to call time on his Los Angeles Galaxy career has cast further question on his ability to carry on as a footballer. Now, at the age of 36, he stands at a crossroads. His time in L.A can be considered reasonably successful. Although he expressed a disappointment at failing to win the MLS…

Football’s Gay Attitudes – Welcoming or Overzealous?

It may be 2016, but the Premier League is still eagerly awaiting the announcement of a current day professional of the men’s game that he is gay; an announcement many believe is simply a matter of ‘when’ as opposed to ‘if’.  Justin Fashanu was the league’s first openly gay player, and Thomas Hitzlsperger came out…

NFL: Colts on the up? Not so much

The Indianapolis Colts hugely topsy turvy encounter with the Chicago Bears was so tight, there was little to really separate the two right up until Adam Vinatieri landed a 46 yard field goal with 2.38 remaining on the clock. Last weeks loss to the previously 0-3 Jacksonville Jaguars exposed some brutal holes in the Colts…

NFL: Examining the front-runners 

2016 proved a fairytale when one of the greatest quarter-backs ever seen, the evergreen Peyton Manning, led the Broncos to a shock win over the regular season bulldozers, the Panthers, and subsequently retired into the sunset. After week 1, how ironic that the first game of the new season was a replica of the Super…

The WADA hacking: Athletes Medical Files Leaked

Leading up to this year’s Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, controversy ran amok and speculation was rife when it emerged that high profile athletes of many sports and disciplines were suspects of doping. In the wake of such rumours, many Russian athletes were confirmed by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) as the guilty parties…