England cricket back on track but only just

By Gregory Taylor So at long last the England Cricket team are starting to play well, but like most sports, one good result does not mean that England are back on track. It’s great that both Ian Bell and Alistair Cook did well and the new boys Jos Buttler and Gary Ballance put in a good shift, but there is still a lot of hard work to be done. Before people start saying critics of Cook got it wrong in...

Birmingham City Season Preview: A Journey into the Unknown

By Chris Brown @vivabrownie You’ve all heard the expression before. If an infinite number of monkeys typed on an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time…..could they write an article accurately predicting Birmingham City’s fortunes for the 2014/2015 season? Of course the answer for Lee Clark is ‘how much are these monkeys on?’ and ‘Can any of them play right back?’ The infinite monkey theory is often brought up in moments of philosophical musing and held alongside the works...

So the Macron Stadium it is Bolton

Sport News 24/7 By Henry Austin No longer will our football fayre be served up at “The Reebok” and there’s been a little bit of grumbling in Bolton about the name change. We’ve traded, some say down, from sportswear manufacturer Reebok, to well, sportswear manufacturer Macron. Admittedly, it’s always been a purpose built sponsored stadium, so the change will be less hard to swallow than having a new name foisted on you by a fat sportswear salesman and to most...

Can Louis van Gaal lead Manchester United to a 21st league title?

    Sport News 24/7   By Peter Shand @peter_shand89 Whilst the appointment of a world class coach is an exciting prospect for United fans, reinforcements are still needed for the squad to pose a title challenge After a season that was worse than anyone could have predicted, 2014/15 promises an exciting step forward for United. Whilst the lack of European nights at Old Trafford is a real loss, a tighter squad and a manager who has instantly demanded the...

Liverpool, how do you solve a problem like Suarez?

By Andy Ollerhead I could start this article with something out of leftfield and try to wax lyrical about shaving foam for free kicks or the colour of the seats in the Upper Centenary Stand but there's only one question that matters in L4 this summer.. .How do you solve a problem like Suarez? An upfront £75 million in used notes from Catalonia's finest has certainly given us a few options but with a month left of the transfer window...

Exits, arrivals and the promise of youth: A Bolton Wanderers season preview

By Rob Latham, @robilaz Following another summer of disappointment for England fans, there is a welcome tonic with the return of the domestic season on Friday (August 8). Bolton Wanderers supporters have endured another summer of concern, with yet more senior pros leaving the club and a few new names coming in to strengthen the squad following a disappointing campaign last time out. The biggest change at the club heading into the new season is yet another change in sponsorship....

A day out at Lords

By David De Winter, Sports Writer I like to think that I’m a man of the people. When I’m not working (which is most of the time) I like to spend my time wine-tasting, going to the opera and answering questions on University Challenge – pursuits to which I think the common man can really relate. When not doing these things I can often be found playing real working-class sports such as golf, tennis and badminton. In fact, possibly my...

Top 25 ex-Liverpool manager Bill Shankly Quotes

He took over at Liverpool and helped transform the club and laid the foundations for their subsequent European and domestic success. The no-nonsense Scot won three First Division titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup before leaving Anfield in 1974. 1.'Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.' 2.'Pressure is working down the pit. Pressure is having...

UK women vote for Quidditch and Dodgeball to become new commonwealth games sports

  By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A nationwide ‘Summer of Sport’ survey commissioned by High and Mighty, has revealed that the UK’s women would most like Dodgeball to become a new Commonwealth Games sport followed by Quidditch and Surfing. When it comes to looks, women think that men look sexiest when they are swimming, followed by athletics and rugby 7’s. Interestingly men agree that other men look sexiest in the pool. Other top choices for bro-mance include: Athletics and Football. Additional results...

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