There are few days in a year like transfer deadline day. It is a time when the rich men of the world who run football clubs decide to show off just how ridiculously well off they are, and last night was no exception.
After having returned from a pleasant dinner at 2300, incidentally the time when [...]
Sunderland play things pretty tight most of the time and in fact have been involved in fewer games featuring three goals or more than anyone else in the Premiership. In fact 67% of their games have gone under the 2.5 goals line.
The Sports Lawyer: ‘As part of any legal claim, Andy Gray will inevitably seek to argue laddish behaviour was accepted, endorsed, part of the culture at Sky’
THE SPORTS LAWYER is actually a posse of Britain’s brightest lawyers, from the Sport & Media team at the UK law firm, Thomas Eggar, who will be contributing features, analysis and insight on a regular basis on the key sports law issues of the day. In TSL’s latest column, Paul Gaff and Andrew Nixon consider the legal implications of the ‘Lino-gate’ story that cost Andy Gray and Richard Keys their jobs
In the fourth round of the FA Cup Arsenal’s Theo Walcott went down a little easily under a challenge in the area from Leeds United’s Alex Bruce. The referee did not see fit to award a penalty nor did he issue a yellow card which would have been the appropriate course of action had he felt that the Arsenal winger had dived.
Ireland are really struggling with injuries and may be worth laying for the RBS Six Nations Championship starting this weekend.
It was in January last year that Liverpool became the 100th Premier League club to lose in the FA Cup to a team from a lower division, in their case to Reading. That made them the most ’slain’ giants of the Premier League era, having lost seven times in the Cup to [...]
It’s been a strange week as I’ve slowly started to let the secret of my marathon training out. I’ve found myself on several occasions whispering somewhat furtively to my friends that ‘I’ve got something to tell them’.
Colchester v Peterborough, League One
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.3 to one with Betfair
Tonight I’m getting with my favourite goals bet with my favourite team for delivering then, and that’s Peterborough, in my bid to make it a dozen winning main IBets in a row. The Posh have been tremendous value this season wherever they [...]
You never quite know in football but Arsenal will be hot favourites to beat Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final at Wembley.
There is such a gulf in class between the squads and the Blues are struggling to score goals from their strikers. But Alex McLeish, proving to be a very good manager, has created [...]
Ever wondered what happened to rugby league’s Lost Generation?
Garry Schofield, now in charge at Barrow after 13 years out of club coaching, made a telling point at the launch of the Northern Rail Cup.
In a nutshell, it is that the game cannot afford to lose players of his era, like Denis Betts, Daryl Powell, Shaun [...]
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