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The decline of the Boxing Day derby, Football

The decline of the Boxing Day derby

In football terms, Boxing Day is a collective sigh of relief after the familial confinement of the festive season.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 4:00 pm

Danny Wilson deserves immense credit at Sheffield United, Football

Danny Wilson deserves immense credit at Sheffield United

When Sheffield United sacked Micky Adams at the start of last summer and replaced him with Danny Wilson, I’m not ashamed to admit I was one of the many people who instantly ridiculed the move as an act of lunacy.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 31 May 2012 at 11:12 am

Ched Evans conviction: The internet is not the place to dispute rape, Notebook

Ched Evans conviction: The internet is not the place to dispute rape

Thousands of supporters for imprisoned footballer Ched Evans are calling for an immediate retrial on social media. But the crime for which he was convicted – rape – is a serious one. Users mus learn that social media is not a platform where posters can blur the boundaries between criminal activity and celebrity culture.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 1:10 pm

Ched Evans and the wrong kind of rape, Notebook

Ched Evans and the wrong kind of rape

Last week Ched Evans, the leading goalscorer for Championship aspirants Sheffield United, was convicted of the rape of a 19-year old woman: a crime for which he received a five-year prison sentence. Evans’ friend, his team-mate Clayton McDonald, had brought the woman back to a hotel with him: McDonald had sexual intercourse with her, after which Evans did so. It was ruled that the woman was too drunk to have given Evans consent. McDonald was acquitted of the same charge.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 23 April 2012 at 12:40 pm

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter, Sport

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter

Any club who fails to secure promotion may well undertake a review of the Commission’s ruling on QPR.

By | Sport | Monday, 9 May 2011 at 3:26 pm

Championship preview: Preston hopeful of overcoming Blades and avoiding drop, Sport

Championship preview: Preston hopeful of overcoming Blades and avoiding drop

Ahead of the behemoth Basement Battle at Deepdale tomorrow, managers of Preston and Sheffield United were in different schools of thought – and Preston’s was studying and speaking with far more intensity.
“It is the game of the season,” stressed Phil Brown, head coach of second-bottom North End who are clearly up for the game against [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:11 pm

Championship preview: Swans seek to glide past Leeds as fans predict promotion outcome, Sport

Championship preview: Swans seek to glide past Leeds as fans predict promotion outcome

The Swans are swimming upstream. After gliding past the play-off place current, by drowning Middlesbrough, Doncaster and Coventry in defeat, Swansea look happy in second place. Their visitors in tomorrow’s lunch-time meeting keep afflicting opposing coaches with worry, for Simon Grayson’s Leeds are unbeaten in seven games, the latest three of which have been awash [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 12:58 pm

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