David de Winter

David de Winter

David is a sports blogger, writer, editor and podcaster.

His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including on the Daily Mirror website, on all manner of sporting issues.

As well as being a journalist, David is also a professional opera singer. He has performed all over the globe in some of the world’s most prestigious venues.

David studied music at Durham University and voice at The Royal Academy of Music.

2016 is England’s Year

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic The 2-0 series defeat in the Arab Emirates tells a familiar tale for England Cricket supporters; a side that fell short in all three departments, with only the seam department worthy of praise in what is another abject and disappointing display from...

Rugby World Cup: Team of the Tournament

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter  @rgdewinter  @TLE_Sport It’s been lauded as The Best Rugby World Cup Ever, culminating in The Best Rugby World Cup Final Ever, and, while hyperbole immediately after the event is customary, there is an argument for both assertions being correct, particularly the latter.  The...

Formula-E out to step it up a notch

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport The second Formula-E season started in Beijing on October 24th and it promises to be an even greater showpiece, building on last year’s success. For the first time in motorsport history different cars will have different technologies, said CEO Alejandro Agag ahead...

You shall remember remember the fifth of November

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport For ten young British athletes this November 5th will be more than just Bonfire night after they were shortlisted for the prestigious SportsAid One-to-Watch award. Previous winners of the award that was launched in 2006 include diver Tom Daley and skeet shooter...

NFL International Series: Detroit Lions v Kansas City Chiefs

By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The final game of the 2015 International series takes place on Sunday as the Detroit Lions (1-6) face the Kansas City Chiefs (2-5).  In the previous two games in this series at Wembley Stadium the Jacksonville Jaguars won for the very first time in London,...

Try as they Might – The story of Israeli rugby

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport Filmed in three countries: Israel, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, 'Try As They Might' tells the story of the past, present and future of the Israeli national rugby union team. Constructed as an extended match report with breaks into the past...

6 Things We Learned from 6 Day London

By Nick Christian On the crest of the British cycling popularity wave, the classic continental track format Six Day Racing returned to London last week after a 35-year hiatus. Despite missing Mark Cavendish - still recovering from shoulder surgery following a crash at last month’s Tour of Britain - the event...

Could Mourinho really get the sack?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport OK, I’ll admit it: I am enjoying Chelsea’s current malaise.  Whilst my own team, Liverpool, languish depressingly in mid-table it is comforting to revel in someone else’s misfortune, namely Jose Mourinho’s.  The Chelsea supremo has presided over a...

NBA

NBA Season Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The 2015-16 season in the NBA is all set for big returns, big plays and the trash talking has not stopped since the Golden State Warriors were crowned champions in the summer.  They were by far the best team and most enjoyable...

The North/South Divide – Hemispheres Apart

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Four Rugby World Cup quarter finals.  The southern hemisphere v the northern hemisphere.  The chance for Scotland, Wales, France and Ireland to prove that they really belong among rugby union’s elite.  Four defeats was disappointing for fans of...

Mixing Sport with Politics – Clapton FC

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter The Old Spotted Dog Ground in Forest Gate - home to Clapton FC since 1888.  This dilapidated ground is real grassroots football with only the most basic facilities.  You won’t find any prawn sandwiches or executive boxes here. ...

Non-League day: Support your local non-league team

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport It’s an international weekend so most football fans (myself included) will be watching England face the might of Estonia at Wembley on Friday night.  But what are football fans to do on Saturday?  There are no Premier League...

Your Guide to Non-League Day in London

Sport News 24/7 By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  Non-League Day has rolled around again giving you the chance to invest the crumpled ten bob note lying in your pocket on something more worthwhile than two pints of Fosters and a packet of pork scratchings in your local battle cruiser while...

Liverpool FC

Brendan Rodgers: Where did it all go wrong at Liverpool?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport It was a tame draw in the Merseyside derby at the weekend that finally convinced JW Henry to dispense with Brendan Rodgers’ services as Liverpool manager.  Derbies can define a manager’s reign and despite having a fairly good...

Rugby World Cup: England get it wrong when it matters

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter It wasn’t supposed to end like that.  On Saturday morning most experts suggested that a combination of superior forward play, home advantage and sheer desperation would see England defeat Australia.  The Guardian asked 6 of its columnists, including Eddie Butler and Graham Henry,...

London Marathon: What Are the Alternatives

By Joe Peat It’s one of those times of year when I eagerly await the postman. It’s not my birthday and it certainly isn't Christmas, but the week the Virgin London Marathon ballot magazines are sent out. The six month wait is finally over and my hopes to run arguably...

Rugby World Cup: So far, so good & Size Matters

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter World Cups.  They’re meant to be festivals of sport, celebrating all that is good about top-level competition.  Sometimes they’re dreadfully disappointing (Italia 90 was rubbish as a spectacle) and sometimes they exceed everyone’s wildest dreams (RWC 2003, if...

Super League: Every Minute Matters in Grandstand Finish

Sport News 24/7 By Rob McHugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport Super League entered a new era this season with the new slogan Every Minute Matters, and the final weekend of the normal season didn't disappoint, providing what was the most dramatic finish to a regular season for several years.  Entering the final...

Diego Costa: Hero or Villain?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter Chelsea striker Diego Costa was back in the news at the weekend (surprise, surprise) after altercations with Arsenal defenders Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny during the two teams' clash at Stamford Bridge, which saw the former sent off.  Chelsea...

Rugby World Cup – Five to watch

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter The Rugby World Cup begins in earnest on Friday.  Look out for the following five players who could light up the tournament. Israel Folau – Full Back (Australia) View image | gettyimages.com The most dangerous attacking full-back in...

Liverpool FC

Brendan Rodgers – Time for action

Sport News 24/7 By Abeer Sharma  @abizzle1991  @TLE_Sport The recent serialisation of Steven Gerrard’s new autobiography has brought back memories of that unforgettable Spring in 2014 for Liverpool FC, where the bewitching pace and skill of the Raheem Sterling-Luis Suarez-Daniel Sturridge triumvirate brought the club within a fateful Gerrard slip...

Guinness release inspirational Rugby video in time for World Cup

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor   @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter  #MadeOfMore Ex Springbok Ashwin Willemse turned his back on gang life with the support of his rugby team. Hear his incredible story. With the eyes of the world turning to England for seven weeks of sporting history, Guinness is...

Footballers’ diving the fault of foreign players

By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter The widespread problem of footballers’ diving has been blamed on the influx of foreign players for years but now a study from the University of Portsmouth has found they are seen to be the worst culprits. Football referee expert Dr Tom Webb...

Rugby World Cup: To Burgess or not to Burgess?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport The Rugby World Cup starts next weekend and I am very much looking forward to it.  The chance to see the best rugby players in the world battle it out for supremacy in one’s own backyard is not...

NFL 2015 Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The NFL season kicks off next week.  Here’s a preview of what (probably) to expect in the coming months. AFC East: New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins View image | gettyimages.com With all the drama surrounding Tom Brady...

Taking Stock of Football’s Most Displeasurable Month

Sport News 24/7 By Jim Mackney  @JimMackney  @TLE_Sport At the starting line of a long summer there is a prevailing feeling of excitement.  It has always been this way.  Whether you're a child anticipating the school hiatus or a 40 something city slogger envisaging weekends in pub gardens and the...

NFL

NFL set for start after summer full of drama

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport We’re now only a few months away from the new NFL  season.  During the summer break most of the talk in the NFL has been around the backlash of 'Deflategate'.  As a reminder, this was where the New England Patriots were accused...

Football Clubs Culture Shock

By Joanne Danehl, intercultural and language training expert, Crown World Mobility Football clubs to spend big on foreign talent on transfer deadline day: but could turning a blind eye to Culture Shock affect their investment? The Premier League is one of the most culturally diverse competitions in sport and clubs...

2015 Ashes: What next for victorious England?

Sport News 24/7 By Rob McHugh @mchughr  @TLE_Sport It feels like it is all over before it even started.  This topsy-turvy Ashes series has been the shortest ever Ashes series, and was completed in just 18 days of cricket.  At times the series more closely resembled two drunks attempting to...

Watford looking to make waves in the Premier League

Sport News 24/7 By Alex Dinsdale  @dinsadelic  @TLE_Sport Vicarage Road has been a busy place this summer.  New players, a new manager and even hundreds more new seats have all arrived in a flurry of activity to prepare Watford for their first season in the Premier League in eight years,...

Kevin Who?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Rewind just six months and English cricket was in a very different state to the victorious euphoria it currently finds itself in.  England had just suffered a disastrous World Cup, topped off by a humiliating defeat to Bangladesh...

Premier League: Ones to Watch for the 2015/16 Season

Sport News 24/7 By Simon White  @SimonWhite14  @TLE_Sport Crystal Palace: A club perennially facing the drop until the ever reliable Tony Pulis turned them into a solid unit, Alan Pardew promises to take his old club on to the next level.  A manager who has shown how astute he is...

Premier League – A preview

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport As England’s cricketers gloriously maul their Australian counterparts and head towards regaining the Ashes urn, the nation’s footballers are busying themselves for a new season.  I know what you’re thinking: ‘What?  So soon?  But we’re only just into...

Preview: The 4th Ashes Test

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter Hands up who saw that coming. Anyone who says they predicted the Edgbaston whitewash is either clairvoyant, an incurable optimist, or a liar. This Ashes series is predictable in its unpredictability; the teams are consistent in their inconsistency; cue many other paradoxes.  What will...

Death of a Gentleman

By Richard Bannan If you're reading this you're a sports fan. If you're a sports fan, you're a fan of Test Match Cricket. To claim otherwise is akin to being to a lover of sketch comedy with a blind spot for Monty Python. And if you love Test Match Cricket you...

Arsene Wenger and the Case of the Titanic Captain

Sport News 24/7 By Matt Allen Following Arsene Wenger's recent criticism of Manchester United’s transfer policy, I felt compelled to reminisce about a few home truths for the legendary French football encyclopaedia. A man often referred to as “The Professor” with a footballing brain the size of a football itself...

Can we Ever Trust Cycling Again?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter, TLE Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter Britain’s Chris Froome is currently leading the world’s most prestigious and gruelling cycling race – the Tour de France.  This three-week long epic around France (and Holland) requires immense stamina, skill and determination to complete, let alone win...

Resurgent England have chance to take control of Ashes

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter Well I did not see that coming.  If you had told me that England would win the first Ashes Test at Cardiff, and at a canter, I would have questioned your sanity and probably referred you to a...

Raheem Sterling: Bargain or Total Waste of Money?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter The drawn-out transfer saga of Raheem Sterling seems to have finally been completed as Manchester City are poised to sign the former Liverpool forward for a fee that could rise to £49 million.  Sterling is due to fly...

Wimbledon 2015 Semi-Finals: Classic vs Modern

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter It’s the business end of Wimbledon and the men’s semi-finals has thrown together some intriguing match-ups.  Andy Murray will take on all-time great Roger Federer whilst sinewy Serb Novak Djokovic will be up against enigmatic Frenchman Richard Gasquet. ...

The Ashes: Beating Australia a formidable task for England

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter  @TLE_Sport  @rgdewinter I have many pet theories about sport, all of which are revolutionary, incredibly well-reasoned and, of course, absolutely correct.  One of them is on the relative importance of sporting events, which could be summarised as i=lu, where i=interest, l=length of time...

Farewell Adel Taarabt

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter  @rgdewinter  @TLE_Sport I very nearly missed it.  Tucked down towards the bottom of the Guardian’s football page a couple of weeks ago was the announcement that the Moroccan playmaker Adel Taarabt had left QPR on a free transfer to join Benfica.  Despite knowing...

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