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Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice, Football

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice

Anthony Knockaert’s dive in the box, followed by his penalty miss and Watford’s late winner, smacked of a beautiful natural justice.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Monday, 13 May 2013 at 4:32 pm

Back to the future: Felipe Scolari shows that oldies like Ronaldinho can be goodies for Brazil, Football

Back to the future: Felipe Scolari shows that oldies like Ronaldinho can be goodies for Brazil

Ronaldinho has reinvented himself since moving to Belo Horizonte. The legs are no longer what they were, but in their place a wiser, cannier playmaker has emerged.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 3:04 pm

Staging the NFL at Wembley is a start, but the future of American Football in the UK lies with the kids, Sport

Staging the NFL at Wembley is a start, but the future of American Football in the UK lies with the kids

Unlike bubblegum, Jimi Hendrix and the Geller siblings and co, American sport has not enjoyed a sustained level of success in Britain.

By | Sport | Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 3:58 pm

Why the pressure is on Roy Hodgson to perform at Euro 2012, Football

Why the pressure is on Roy Hodgson to perform at Euro 2012

When it was assumed Redknapp would be given first refusal on the England job, there was a consensus that this summer’s European Championships would represent a tournament without pressure. Roy Hodgson will not be afforded that luxury.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 30 April 2012 at 1:36 pm

Introducing goal-line technology is right – but it’s not necessarily the best thing to do, Football

Introducing goal-line technology is right – but it’s not necessarily the best thing to do

Is it possible that football might actually benefit from delaying this inevitable development for as long as possible?

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 17 April 2012 at 2:11 pm

Referee Martin Atkinson’s incident filled season, Sport

Referee Martin Atkinson’s incident filled season

It has been quite the eventful season for referee Martin Atkinson, even more so after he allowed Juan Mata’s ‘ghost goal’ in yesterday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham.

By | Sport | Monday, 16 April 2012 at 6:53 pm

The Chelsea fans who chanted during Hillsborough silence at Wembley must be banned, Sport

The Chelsea fans who chanted during Hillsborough silence at Wembley must be banned

Ahead of yesterday’s FA Cup semi-final between Tottenham and Chelsea, a moment of reflection was scheduled before kick-off so that the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989 could be remembered.

By | Sport | Monday, 16 April 2012 at 3:05 pm

Did Capello fail to understand the English ways, or did the English fail to understand him?, Sport

Did Capello fail to understand the English ways, or did the English fail to understand him?

Fabio Capello’s time as the manager of England is over and many in the country are breathing a huge sigh of relief. To say the Italian divided opinions is an understatement as he seemed to be living on borrowed time ever since the World Cup debacle. But did the Italian fail to understand English football as many have suggested, or was it simply the other way round?

By | Sport | Thursday, 9 February 2012 at 3:06 pm

England aren’t the ‘Unofficial World Champions’, Japan are – and North Korea could be next, Sport

England aren’t the ‘Unofficial World Champions’, Japan are – and North Korea could be next

Despite England’s impressive victory over Spain, Fabio Capello’s men cannot be crowned Unofficial World Champions as the title was not Spain’s to lose.

By | Sport | Monday, 14 November 2011 at 4:16 pm

Predictions for week nine of the NFL, Sport

Predictions for week nine of the NFL

ESPN America’s Michael Kim makes his predictions for week nine of the NFL.

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 November 2011 at 12:49 pm

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