“I am the greatest” Top 10 Muhammad Ali quotes

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay, January 17, 1942) is generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. At the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. Shortly after that bout, Ali joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name. He converted to Sunni Islam in 1975. In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his...

Brazil v Germany In Pictures

The Top 10 Twitter pictures from last night's game. Brazil 1 - Germany 7. Let that sink in for a moment. As far as World Cup semi finals go, last night's demolition of Brazil by Germany will go down in the history books as being one of the most shocking results of all time. In under half an hour Germany were five goals to the good with a depleted Brazilian team looking abject and in complete disbelief. The host country's...

Le Tour de France 2014

  By David de Winter - Sports Writer Saturday sees the start of the 101st edition of the world’s most famous bicycle race, the eponymous Tour de France. And where does this three week lycra-clad epic begin? Paris? Non. Some chic, picturesque village in the south of France? Absolutement non. The Alps or Pyrenees? Of course not. Yorkshire? Mais oui. Quite why the organisers of a French race have decided to hold ‘le grand départ’ in England is beyond me...

Bring Fisher Home

At the High Court on May 13th 2009, Fisher Athletic were wound up. The debts had begun to mound and results hadn't been going their way since a player exodus preceded a thrilling season in which Wayne Burnett’s (current Dagenham & Redbridge manager) missed out on the Conference after losing to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the play-offs. Following a meeting it was decided that a supporter’s trust would take charge of club matters moving forward, a trust that reluctantly...

PR v Marketing at the 2014 World Cup

By Stuart Buchanan, Junior Broadcast Executive at 4mediarelations For the football mad amongst us, Friday 27th June 2014 was a day where we all rubbed our eyes, took stock for the first time in two weeks and, once the haze had cleared, asked ‘Where’s the football gone?’ For football-widows and those just generally not interested in watching millionaires battering a sheep’s bladder around a field, the one day’s respite is sweet relief. Today is the first time in two weeks that there...

Can Andy Murray win Wimbledon again?

By Dave De Winter - Sports Writer Wimbledon – the two weeks of the year where it’s OK to be publicly middle-class; where quaffing copious amounts of Pimms and dressing in a polo shirt and chinos isn’t solely for the purposes of an ironic round of pub golf. With all this Uruguayan biting and England being utter sh*t at footy, our second favourite Scot (behind Sean Connery since you ask) has gone into the third tennis Grand Slam of the...

What could Ronaldo buy with his World Cup salary

By Joe Mellor Deputy Editor The best players are out there in Brazil playing sexy samba football to excite the world. Most of these superstars are paid handsomely by their clubs, but they are also given huge fees to represent their nations, during the month long tournament. Ronaldo, The 29-year old Portugal superstar, is reportedly earning $490,870 a week, after tax, amounting to a staggering $2,243,997 (USD) to take part in the 32-day event. But how far does this fortune...

Top ten George Best Quotes

England are out of the World Cup with a team that doesn't really contain any "characters," James Milner aside, obvs. Pele famously said he believed Best was the greatest player to ever have graced a football pitch, which is similar to Elvis claiming that Tom Jones was his favourite singer. Of course George Best didn't play for England and sadly his drink problem caused his early demise, but these are still legendary quotes. Remember Maradona good, Pele better...George Best 1. "That's...

Why England will still progress

By Pip Cole  At around 21:40 last night a wave of disappointment swept the nation as Luis Suarez netted the second Uruguay goal, sinking England to its second defeat in as many matches. Italy sussed us out and the Uruguayans managed to contain England's attack while their talisman seized on two chances to net twice, effectively condemning the lads to an early flight home. After only a week in Brazil, Coleen Rooney might not have needed seven bags after all!...

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