FA Cup 2019/20

The third round of the FA Cup is a sporting institution. Much like The Open, Grand National, Derby, or Six Nations, the third round still has a mystical element to it, even with so many different aims for clubs nowadays who have competing priorities.   The entry of the top clubs in the country against… Read More FA Cup 2019/20

La Vuelta 2019

Get your tapas and your Estrella, it’s Vuelta time! Good luck over the next three weeks, no matter who you back!     Red Jersey: Jumbo-Visma were caught out a couple of times in the Giro when Primož Roglic was caught out with a crucial mechanical and a crash but they have left no stone… Read More La Vuelta 2019

Top 14 2019/20

  Arguably the best rugby in Europe was played by Toulouse and last season’s Top 14 Champions can retain their title once again. Ugo Mola’s side were an astonishing 15 points clear of Clermont at the end of last season not including the deserved win they had in the final, and they will be going… Read More Top 14 2019/20

Serie A 2019/20

Quick Serie A guide in what is likely to be a fascinating season. Winners: European victory might elude Juventus but they are untouchable in Italy, having won the last eight titles, and they should be too strong once again. The Bianconieri have had another fine transfer window, bringing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal and then Adrien… Read More Serie A 2019/20

La Liga 2019/20

And La Liga, for the Spaniards. ITV4 are showing Barcelona tonight.   Winner: Barcelona have won the title in eight of the last 11 years and did so by 11 points last season; Now they have added Frenkie De Jong into midfield and Antoine Greizemann into their forward line. Both of those transfers were made… Read More La Liga 2019/20

Bundesliga 2019/20

Afternoon all!   Here’s a quick season preview on the Bundesliga as I get back into the thick of things after a holiday. Some value here if you’re quick:     Champions: Borussia Dortmund were nine points clear of Bayern Munich in January before they ran out of steam but they’ve actually strengthened rather well… Read More Bundesliga 2019/20

League Two 2019/20

And League 2….     Title: There are no surprises for finding Mansfield but they were fourth last season, lost only on penalties in the playoffs, and conceded the least goals in the division. With Andy Cook and Nicky Maynard there to fire in the goals they can take the beating if they don’t have… Read More League Two 2019/20

League One 2019/20

As you’ve probably read and heard from all and sundry regarding the football leagues, these will be quickfire summings up of League One and two. We start with League One….    Title: All three clubs to finish above Portsmouth last season were promoted and Pompey themselves were actually just three points behind second-placed Barnsley. Ryan… Read More League One 2019/20

Ashes 2019

England has already had a sensational summer of cricket – even if it did take a World Cup final for the ages to truly bring the sport to the big time – and it could become a stratospheric one if they manage to double up with an Ashes victory on home soil.     If… Read More Ashes 2019

US Open 2019

It’s only June, yet here we are with the third for four majors for this year. We’ve had some final day drama for the Masters and the USPGA, and around Pebble Beach – with an extremely combative approach from the organisers as the USGA loves for this course – we’ll be sure to see some… Read More US Open 2019