Cricket

Star Batsman to Captain Fantastic?

On Monday the ECB announced that Joe Root would be the new England Test captain following Alastair Cook’s decision to step down. How will he fare in his new role? Joe Root, England’s star batsman across the formats was, on Monday, announced as Alastair Cook’s replacement as Test captain. It came as little surprise when […]

Football

Hopeful Hammers move for Hogan

With the January transfer window now upon us, the Premier League teams begin the scramble to find players to fill in holes left from the summer and either see out their early season success, or turn their form around. West Ham have been the Premier League team grabbing much of the January headlines with some […]

Football

‘Have you ever seen Tottenham win the league?’ maybe soon…

Spurs fans know the chant well: they don’t need to be reminded of it.  Any proud fan old enough to remember will tell you of the glory days under Bill Nicholson, during which the club lifted the old First Division trophy in 1961. Yet the younger generation will struggle to find similar successes for Tottenham […]

Rugby

Australia dominate Four Nations Final

The Four Nations, and the rugby league season as a whole, came to a close yesterday afternoon with a thrilling tie between the two giants of the game: Australia and New Zealand.  Having won every game they played in the competition so far, Australia were most definitely the favourites to win.  Their form has been […]

Football

Have Arsenal strengthened too late?

Last summer, Arsenal made five signings totalling a combined fee of £96 million (figures from transfermarket.com) and whilst two of them, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano, are players for Arsenal’s future, the remaining three have been welcome additions that will certainly strengthen the spine of the team. Granit Xhaka has been a clear upgrade on […]

Football

The Roman Empire is Reborn

  The beginning of the Premier League season began with the spotlight firmly on Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, the two bastions of world football. It was almost taken for granted that the two Manchester clubs would dominate English football for the considerable future. Chelsea were to be nothing but a side show, almost a […]