Super Rugby 2018

The 6 Nations may be having a fallow week, but it’s an awesome time to be a rugby fan. Club rugby steps into the breach in the Northern Hemisphere, with a full programme, and the return of Super Rugby in the Southern Hemisphere – even if just with two fixtures.   The competition has changed… Read More Super Rugby 2018

Champions League 2017/18: Basel v Manchester City (Last 16, 1st leg)

Apart from Italy, there isn’t one competitive title race in all of Europe right now. The gap between first and second in Germany is 18 points, it’s 12 points in France, seven in Spain and the Netherlands. The gap between Manchester City and rivals United in the Premier League Is 16 points (yes, 16, really)… Read More Champions League 2017/18: Basel v Manchester City (Last 16, 1st leg)

Champions League 2017/18: Juventus v Tottenham (Last 16, 1st Leg)

Talk to most people about Europe and you will be met with moans and groans that regard the never-ending Brexit debate, but thankfully on these pages we are talking about the glorious return of Champions League football. With the wheat separated from the chaff, we have some brilliant last 16 ties to look forward to… Read More Champions League 2017/18: Juventus v Tottenham (Last 16, 1st Leg)

Superbowl LII

So, after another year, nothing has changed. We still groan whenever the President Tweets, badger each other about who voted for what a year ago and await a Superbowl with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as favourites to become NFL Champions.   Many months ago, there were troubles in the New England paradise.… Read More Superbowl LII

Melbourne Cup 2017

The Melbourne Cup has always stopped the Nation of Australia, but the world’s most valuable handicap and the staying race has become and international battleground and perhaps Britain can strike for the first time with Hughie Morrison’s Marmelo (below, front)   Hughie Morrison’s contender was a stayer with promise last year who always promised to… Read More Melbourne Cup 2017

EFL Cup 2017-18

As the unloved sister to the FA Cup, the EFL Cup would seem ripe for an upset winner. With the importance of going as far in, and qualifying for, the Champions League as possible for the top 5 of 6 teams, and then the multitude of teams that are involved with relegation, Premier League clubs… Read More EFL Cup 2017-18