Daily Archives: November 28, 2015

New format prompts rude outburst from Ding Junhui

By Joe Cockburn Ding Junhui launched a foul-mouthed tirade against the format of the UK Championship following his early exit from the competition. The world number nine lost 6-2 to amateur Adam Duffy in the first round, which was recently reformatted to become a flat draw across 128 players. The change was implemented in 2013…

Should Eddie Jones embrace French revolution?

By Jonathan Evans Newly hired England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones has declared that just like predecessor Stuart Lancaster he will not select players based outside of the UK. The pool of talent playing overseas especially in France is excellent, with the latest two winners of the European Player of the Year award Steffon Armitage…

Football in the North East facing struggle

By Chris Turner If the past couple of years has taught us one thing, it’s that being a football fan in the North East isn’t an easy affair. Both Newcastle and Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation last season and have showed little promise of things improving this time around. Sunderland desperately hung on to Premier League…

Squad rotation pays off for Morgan’s men

By Toby Bilton England’s victory over Pakistan, the second ranked team in Twenty20 format, has given fans greater encouragement as the 2016 World T20 approaches. However, England’s chances may still be slim with the lack of a quality T20 competition on these shores. Sam Billings, keeping wicket in place of the rested Jos Buttler, knocked…

London’s top dogs fight for bragging rights

By James Field The battle for the accolade of being London’s strongest side is the closest it’s been in many years. The recently dominant Chelsea look like they may have been knocked off their perch with Arsenal and surprise package Spurs looking much stronger than their southwest counterparts. Chelsea, the current Premier League champions, have dominated…

Hopes grow for European NFL franchise

By Oliver Fisher With the announcement of the 2016 International Series matches, the strength and presence of the NFL brand globally continues to grow. Since the first game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at Wembley in 2007, fans have been flocking to London to see their favourite teams in action on…

Man United and their issues with scoring goals

By Liam Hedd It’s clear to see that Louis van Gaal’s team have struggled to find the net this season after just 19 goals in the Premiership ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. Before the league match against Leicester City, Juan Mata led the goal charts in the premiership with four goals this season, but skipper…

Crolla has the world at his feet

By Rushan Newton After the horrific 12 months Anthony Crolla has endured he has finally gone on to become WBA lightweight champion. Manchester-born Crolla was up against the tough and durable Olympian Darleys Perez. The delight on Crolla’s face when the result was announced was priceless; this is a man that suffered a fractured skull and broken…

Cotto facing tough decisions after recent loss

By Jacob Smith Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is still revelling in victory after being crowned the new WBC Middleweight Champion courtesy of a unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rican veteran Miguel Cotto. Canelo took all three of the judges’ scorecards 11-1, 10-2 and 9-3 in what was a dominating performance by the Mexican, what is the…

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