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.

Spieth’s US Open victory signals changing of the guard

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter For nigh on two decades, golf’s major championships have been dominated by familiar names adorning the leaderboard: the likes of Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk have all regularly been...

Warburton and Rangers – promising partnership or match made in hell?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Mark Warburton has been appointed manager of troubled Scottish Championship club Glasgow Rangers.  The ex-Brentford boss has signed a three-year contract at Ibrox and will be targeting immediate promotion to Rangers’ rightful place in the Scottish Premier League. ...

Teddy – Review

By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter ***** It’s a Saturday night in Elephant & Castle in the 1950s.  Teenagers Josie and Teddy are grooming themselves for a night on the town with the sounds of Johnny Valentine ringing in their ears over the airwaves.  There is an air...

Steve McClaren and Newcastle United – good or bad move?

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport Steve McClaren was appointed the new Newcastle United head coach on Wednesday.  The London Economic’s Noy Shani checked out what the digital world thinks about Mike Ashley’s move and reflects on whether McClaren is the answer Newcastle fans have been waiting for...

England’s ‘new era’ delivers

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Much has been written about England’s approach to one-day cricket.  Since reaching the World Cup final in 1992 they have consistently failed to achieve anything of note in the limited overs format, save for a couple of Champions...

Combating Match-Fixing

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport Match-fixing awareness is on the increase and a multitude of organisations are now involved in tackling the problem.  The London Economic’s Noy Shani was at a special match-fixing seminar at Birkbeck, University of London and came back optimistic. New-found optimism was at...

NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport And then there were two: the NBA finals will see Cleveland Cavaliers from the Eastern Conference face the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference. This is where legacies can be made and destiny’s fulfilled.  Can the ‘King’, LeBron James, the best...

Manager of the season?  Southampton’s Ronald Koeman

Manager of the season? Southampton’s Ronald Koeman

Sport News 24/7 By Joe Heywood  @Joe_Heywood  @TLE_Sport If you look back to the end of the 2013-14 season, you would be forgiven for thinking Southampton were in disarray. Mauricio Pochettino had just left the south coast in favour of north London and Southampton was facing an exodus of its...

The plight of Argentinian football

The plight of Argentinian football

Sport News 24/7 By Max Bluer  @maxbluer  @TLE_Sport Football will resume across Argentina this weekend.  Reason to rejoice for the millions across the vast South American country who watch, listen to and above all discuss the beautiful game every weekend.  Argentina is a nation of football-philosophers; bars and cafes the...

England v New Zealand: A Team Win

England v New Zealand: A Team Win

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor What a difference a week makes. In the run up to the first test match against New Zealand at Lord's the public vibe was almost unanimously negative. After a hugely disappointing World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, cricket fans in England could be forgiven...

Premier League Team of the Season

Premier League Team of the Season

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Right.  That’s it.  The Premier League season is finally over.  No more football until…the FA Cup final next weekend.  But then after that it’s all finished for the summer…until the Champions League Final on the 6th of June. ...

Basketball

NBA Conference Finals Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport So then there were four.  We have reached the Conference Final stages of the NBA season, which will see Houston Rockets play Golden State Warriors in the West.  Then, in the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Atlanta Hawks. To start in...

Should Olivier Giroud lead Arsenal’s attack next season?

Should Olivier Giroud lead Arsenal’s attack next season?

Sport News 24/7 By Joe Heywood  @Joe_Heywood  @TLE_Sport Olivier Giroud is a fantastic striker.  He’s one of the best finishers in the league, can strike a ball with thunderous venom and his link-up play can be staggering sublime at times.  But should the Frenchman lead Arsenal’s attack next season? Like...

Restaurant Review – Café Football

Restaurant Review – Café Football

By David de Winter, Sports Editor, @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport I have an intense dislike of the Westfield Shopping Centres in London.  In fact, make that any shopping centre in the world. With their fancy stores placed side by side, imploring the general public to buy, buy, buy, they embody everything that is...

QPR – a season to forget but a chance to rebuild

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter  @rgdewinter  @TLE_Sport Well, at least it was quick.  Rather than clinging on for dear life with an unexpected victory, or even doing what Rangers have specialised in over the last couple of months and losing to a late goal after a spirited yet...

Kevin Pieterson

ECB set dangerous precedent by excluding Pietersen

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Well, what a busy couple of days it has been at the ECB headquarters.  I say busy but given the soap opera-esque goings-on at the ECB for the past two years it just seems like another day at...

NFL Draft Review

NFL Draft Review

By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The NFL Draft occurred a few weeks ago and as the dust settles, here’s a little glance at who went where and who is going to do well going professional. Jameis Winston was the number one pick which was expected in the NFL world.  The...

Sherwood is a Villa success

Sport News 24/7 By Adam Clark  @AdamClarkers Tim Sherwood has defied the doubters.  ‘Tactics Tim’, he of the gilet and the 59% win ratio, is fast becoming a folk hero in the Claret and Blue half of Birmingham. Sherwood has led Aston Villa in this relegation struggle with a style...

NBA

NBA Playoff Round 2 – Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport Round Two is underway in the NBA Playoffs.  From my first round picks I got 6 from 8 on the predictions correct so let’s see how I get on in the second round. In the East, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls took...

Danny Jones’ Death: A True Tragedy

Danny Jones’ Death: A True Tragedy

By Rob Mchugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport It is with great sadness that I write this piece, but it is on a subject which has struck a personal chord with me, and is a cause which I firmly believe should receive all the attention possible.  On Sunday May 3rd, the world of...

Southampton’s Top 5 Moments of the Season (so far)

Southampton’s Top 5 Moments of the Season (so far)

By James Mackney  @JimMackney  @TLE_Sport Ronald Koeman’s appointment after a summer of upheaval was met with approving nods from Southampton fans.  Koeman had steadied the ship at Feyenoord and taken them to new heights in his tenure there.  He had won everything as player and been a part of Louis...

Future bright for British skiing

Future bright for British skiing

Sport News 24/7 By Milly Cooper  @MillyCooper  @TLE_Sport One of the final events of the 2014/15 British Alpine snow sporting calendar was the Delancey British Alpine Children’s Championships, an annual race that brings together young athletes from all over the UK as well as international entrants, in order to compete...

Southampton Player of the Season: José Fonte

Southampton Player of the Season: José Fonte

Sport News 24/7 By James Mackney  @JimMackney  @TLE_Sport When José Fonte arrived from Crystal Palace in January 2010 for a sum in the region of £1.2 million it was with an air of bemusement; after all Fonte had decided to step down from the Championship with Crystal Palace to join...

FA make farce of Ryman Premier play-offs

FA make farce of Ryman Premier play-offs

Sport News 24/7 By William Magee  @W_F_Magee  @TLE_Sport Did you think that the £30m rebrand of the ‘Emirates FA Cup’ would be the most unpopular scheme to be associated with the FA this week? Think again. While English football’s governing body has drawn measured criticism for mooted plans to sell...

Mayweather Pacquiao

Mayweather v Pacquiao: Preview

By Andrew Wake, Media and Online Editor at Hatton Boxing  Six years of haggling, pettiness and what some would even describe as lunacy will come to end under the bright lights of Las Vegas this Saturday night as boxing greats and long-time rivals Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao finally...

Hornets Flying Up

Hornets Flying Up

Sport News 24/7 By Alex Dinsdale  @Dinsadelic  @TLE_Sport After a hard-fought win in the Amex stadium, a large group of the 3,000 or so fans who had made the trip down to Brighton found themselves on Brighton beach, waiting tentatively on the rest of the Championship results. With Bournemouth not...

Chelsea

Chelsea – Substance over Style

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport With a 10 point lead in the Premier League, Chelsea are cruising to a first Premier League crown since 2010.  Add to that a League Cup triumph in March and it has been, on paper at least, a...

Review – The Heart of Adrian Lovett

Review – The Heart of Adrian Lovett

By Richard de Winter  @rgdewinter  @TLE Now it may have escaped your notice, gentle Reader, but there is a General Election imminent.  You could be forgiven for not knowing.  It’s not like the newspapers and news bulletins have been blathering on about nothing else for the last few weeks, or...

Kevin Pieterson

Kevin Pietersen: will he actually ever play for England again?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport With England’s failure to win the first Test in Antigua last week, the debate over Kevin Pietersen’s return to the international fold has taken on even greater significance.  Never one to shirk the limelight, Pietersen announced in March...

NBA

NBA Playoff Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport We have finally reached the NBA playoff s.  Here’s the lowdown on the first round match-ups and who I think will get to the NBA finals.  Remember, it's the best out of seven each series and the higher ranked team have home...

Blue Moon Blues: City’s Season Collapse

Blue Moon Blues: City’s Season Collapse

Sport News 24/7 By Simon White  @SimonWhite14  @TLE_Sport If anyone had predicted the Premier League table to read Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City in April at the start of this season, they would have been ridiculed.  And rightly so.  While Arsenal and United can be proud of their recent...

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