GB’s Davis Cup Heroics Outstrip Even Portugal’s Euro 2016 Win

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For fans of team sports, there have been two outstanding examples of team performance this summer. More specifically team performance in the absence of that team’s star player.  The first was Portugal’s defeat of France in the Euro 2016 final without Cristiano Ronaldo. He is their captain, leader and all-round inspiration. The second was Great Britain’s […] READ MORE


Has match-fixing stopped after the BBC – Buzzfeed inquiry?

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Last Tuesday I was kindly invited by Simon Cox and Paul Grant to give my opinion about current situation on match-fixing on the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4. I was very pleased about the BBC/Buzzfeed inquiry published in January because finally the big media started discussing the match-fixing issue; I honestly thought that, after […] READ MORE


The Resurgence of Marcos Baghdatis

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This year’s Australian Open was a big anniversary for Marcos Baghdatis. He celebrated ten years since reaching his one and only Grand Slam final, a moment beautifully cemented as Cyprus’ greatest-ever sporting achievement. The ten years since that defeat to Roger Federer have been littered with difficulties for the popular star. A number of serious […] READ MORE





Davis Cup Final: From A Fans’ View – Day 3

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Sunday I started off a little early for the queue a little earlier on the Sunday, mainly as it was raining a little and I wanted to take more photographs. I also wanted to find the scoreboard, which I never did find. Wandering round the fan zone I had my photograph taken again and collected […] READ MORE


Davis Cup Final 2015: A Fans’ View, Days 1 & 2

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So being lucky enough to have secured tickets to two days of the Davis Cup Final between Great Britain and Belgium, I was going to see history one way or another. Britain had not been in the final since 1978 and Belgium since 1904 (where, incidentally, they lost to the Brits). The last time Britain […] READ MORE