Thiago Braz da Silva Produces Rio 2016’s Magic Moment

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One of the most beautiful moments of Rio 2016 came in the men’s pole vault. Thiago Braz da Silva, representing the host nation, shocked favourite and defending champion Renaud Lavillenie to take an incredible gold medal by clearing 6.03m, an Olympic Record. A night of drama That evening the Estádio Nilton Santos, home of Athletics for these […] READ MORE


2016-17 West Bromwich Albion Season Preview

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2016-17 West Bromwich Albion Season Preview Current Manager: Tony Pulis Last year’s position: 14th Tony Pulis taking the reigns following the departure of the inexplicably appointed Alan Irvine was met with a mixed response. Those in the Pulis camp pointed to his proud record of never having been relegated from the Premier League and his […] READ MORE


2016/17 Arsenal Season Preview

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Last year’s position: 2nd Current Manager: Arsène Wenger Positives from last season Despite stuttering periods of form throughout the season, Arsenal finished second in the league. It was their best finish since moving to the Emirates. Petr Cech proved to be an inspired signing, Mesut Özil came within inches of Thierry Henry’s assist record and Hector […] READ MORE


Gabriel Stretchered Off In Friendly Win

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Arsenal defender Gabriel has been stretchered off in a pre-season friendly 3-2 win over Manchester City. In the closing minutes of the game, Gabriel collided with Kelechi Iheanacho in a 50/50 challenge causing what appears to be a serious knee injury. After some medical treatment on the pitch, the Brazilian international was stretchered off in the 93rd […] READ MORE


Signing Idrissa Gueye is a Brilliant Move for Everton

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Everton have signed 26-year-old Idrissa Gueye on a four-year deal from Aston Villa. The Senegalese international was the first outfield player signed by Ronald Koeman, and his new director of football, Steve Walsh. Walsh, the former Leicester City football director, signed Riyhad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, and N’Golo Kante during his time at Leicester. Gueye only cost Everton £7.1m, since […] READ MORE



The Jim Laker 19: 60 Years On

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It is sixty years to the day since the final day of the fourth Test of the 1956 Ashes. That day, England’s Jim Laker set a record which may never be beaten; he took 19 wickets in one match. The remaining Australian batsmen was dismissed by Tony Lock as England won by an innings and […] READ MORE


Three Tottenham Hotspur Youngsters to Watch

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Spurs’s  pre-season tour of Australia has given fans reason to be excited. Although they lost 2-1 to Juventus, the champions of Italy and 1-0 against Atlético Madrid the Champions League runners-up, three Tottenham Hotspur youngsters showed real promise. The results are not important at this stage. They never are in friendly matches, although fans are always hoping for morale-boosting victories. These […] READ MORE


Forgotten Idols: Mark Hateley

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A look at the career of an Englishman who became a legend in Scotland. Former Rangers, Monaco and A.C.Milan striker Mark Hateley. READ MORE


The Curious Case of Emmanuel Osadebe

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Emmanuel Osadebe and his Whirlwind Year It’s fair to say that Gillingham midfielder-cum-defensive maestro Emmanuel Osadebe has had an eventful year. It was May 2015 when ‘Paddy’ put pen to paper to sign for Justin Edinburgh’s Gillingham squad. Not much was expected of the Dundalk-born, eighteen-year-old plucked from the Tottenham Foundation College Programme. However, a […] READ MORE