There was a brief passage of time when Novak Djokovic lived up to his nickname. The Djoker. Not because he was doing the life-and-soul-of-the-party thing, the impressions, the running commentary, the often profligate banter. No. Of course, it was very funny for a while. A breath of fresh air. But it was after the initial [...]
Having taken four wickets and bowled with the confidence of a man who had been on the international scene for several years, it is hard to imagine that 29-year-old James Tredwell was taking part in only his fifth ODI; claiming his first wicket for England in the process. The Kent spinner showed tremendous discipline and perseverance to help England over the line by the skin of their teeth.
In many ways, Everton have struggled to hit the statistical heights in the Premier League era. Of the seven ever-present Premier League clubs, Everton will be the last to reach the coveted 1,000 points total – they are still 39 points short.
(Tottenham were the sixth club to reach the target this February when [...]
Watching Ireland play in this World Cup has not felt much like watching amateurs. There has been a tangible chasm between their performances and those of Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands and even Zimbabwe.
“Don’t stop believing. Hold on to that feeling!!” One wonders whether Phil Brown has been amplifying the sound of that memorable refrain by Journey in the Preston dressing room this week.
North End are desperately seeking to avoid relegation yet the omens appear poor, for a mere glimpse at the table shows their status as being [...]
Spurs v West Ham, Premier League, Kick off 12.45
Lay under 1.5 goals at 3.8 to one with Betfair
We are back in Premiership action tomorrow and although they drew 0-0 against AC Milan last week, I can’t see Spurs finishing with the same scoreline at White Hart Lane against the Hammers. The last time [...]
Why Paul Daley’s future could be most adversely affected by Zuffa’s purchase of Strikeforce. Plus, a preview to UFC 128’s mouth-watering clash between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Jon Jones
I have been in Punta Del Este for just over a week now and still memories of the closest ever finish in solo round the world sailing keep flashing into my mind.
Jens Lehmann is easily mocked and derided. Not without reason, either. His first stint at Arsenal was littered with examples of him living up to his reputation as ‘Mad Jens’: running outside his area to intercept passes, sometimes with disastrous consequences; or getting into arguments seemingly just for the sake of it. Though often hysterical [...]
Manchester City V Dynamo Kiev, Europa League, tonight 6pm
Lay over 3.5 goals at 5/2 with Betfair
Man City need to attack after losing the first leg 2-0 against the Ukranians. They will probably win, but they have not looked like a side that can easily put teams who defend deeply away in recent [...]
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