PL 2017/18 Preview: Time for predictions!

So we’ve looked at the title race, the top four, relegation, the golden boot, new signings and new managers but now finally it’s time to give my predictions for the season ahead. Advertisements

PL 2017/18 Preview: The new men in the dugouts…

So we’ve heard all about the new signings, the title race, the battle for survival and the golden boot, but what about the masterminds behind all of this: the managers, and specifically the teams under new management this season?

PL 2017/18 Preview: Survival of the fittest…

But as we know, it’s not all about the top of the Premier League. What makes this league one of the most pulsating and exciting in the world is the quality from top to bottom, the drama of it all and what is at stake for the 20 clubs involved as they desperately try and…

PL 2017/18 Preview: Can Chelsea defend their title?

Antonio Conte blew the league away last season with his somewhat revolutionary 3-4-3 formation too much for most teams to handle. This reformation saw his side go on to win the league with an impressive 93 points and record 30 wins.

PL 2017/18 Preview: A new season is almost upon us….

And just like that, the Premier League is back! Three months have passed since Gary Cahill and John Terry (no comment) lifted the Premier League trophy which means it’s now time for a new season to get underway.

The Painful Goodbye Needed As Ranieri’s Fairytale Over

Walking out of fitness training on Thursday evening despite the best efforts of Doris, as any 18-year-old in 2017 would do, I checked my phone for any important messages and a quick scan of social media before the drive home.

Hammer Blow for Bilic & Co

Slaven Bilic said he was left feeling “very disappointed, angry and frustrated” following West Ham’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Saturday.

Vardy Treble Inspires Foxes To Fantastic Victory Amid Grief For Guardiola

Leicester without a win in their last five league games. Their talisman without a goal since September. Their number one out injured. Their midfield general suspended. Their wizard’s magic deserting him. A refusal to shake up the squad or formation. Up against arguably the best squad in the league. You can’t blame Foxes fans for…

Poor Poachers Fried As Cooks Turn On The Heat

Oadby Town fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Cogengoe United yesterday afternoon, with a disappointing performance in the pouring rain at Freeway Park resulting in the visitors leapfrogging the hosts in the bottom half of the United Counties League Premier Division.

Point For Poachers After Hustling With Harrowby

Oadby Town ended their five-game losing run with a draw at home to fellow strugglers Harrowby United, with an injury time equaliser preventing the home side from claiming all three points at Freeway Park.

Poachers’ Winning Streak Ended By Visitors Yaxley

Oadby Town’s three-game winning streak came to an end this afternoon as visitors Yaxley beat the Poachers 3-1 at Freeway Park to extend their own winning run to six games. Yaxley opened the scoring early on before doubling their lead just before the hour mark. Oadby pulled one back from the penalty spot to give…

Euro 2016: The Awards

Following a tournament which had moments of sheer brilliance, sheer disappointment and sheer madness, it was 2004 finalists Portugal who were crowned European Champions for the first time with Eder’s long-range effort enough to beat hosts France in the final. Portugal’s shock triumph as well as the successes of minnows Wales and Iceland were just…

Euro 2016: My Team Of The Tournament

GK: Hannes Halldórsson (Iceland) – Despite conceding the most goals in the tournament (9), the Icelandic stopper also made the most saves (27). It was these saves, along with a formidable team spirit and the support of their passionate fans, which helped Iceland progress to the quarter-finals of their first ever major international tournament. Although…

Dilly Ding Dilly Dong!

Leicester City were presented with the Premier League trophy on Saturday as they were crowned Champions of England for the very first time in their 132-year history. Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lifted the famous trophy together as celebrations inside the King Power Stadium continued.

Impossible Dream Still On For Improbable Team

Leicester City took another big step towards completing the most remarkable of footballing fairy tales yesterday with a 2-0 win at strugglers Sunderland, maintaining their seven point lead at the top of the Premier League with just five games to go.

Possible ATP Top 10 in 2021

Predicted Highest-Ranked Male Tennis Players in 5 Years’ Time With an illustrious group of young tennis players rising through the rankings, I look at who I think the Top 10 male singles players in the world will be in 2021…

Friends Of The Ref? Anyone?

Sitting in a Costa Coffee in Leicester, pouring out a second cup of tea, dressed in a casual polo, jeans and Converse trainers, Premier League referee Kevin Friend ponders which anecdote from his vast repertoire is his personal favourite. A wry smile spreads across his face as he decides upon a particular incident that is…

Huth’s Your Money On Now?

Leicester City have gone from being 5,000-1 to 2-1 favourites to win the Premier League title as they extended their lead at the top of the league with a fabulous Robert Huth-inspired 3-1 win at Manchester City.

Saint George Returns By Slaying Italian

George Groves’ latest quest to become super-middleweight world champion began in convincing style as the 27-year-old Londoner overcame Andrea Di Luisa, 33, with an emphatic fifth round stoppage at the Copper Box Arena, London.

Foxes Still Dreaming After Moving Top

Leicester City moved back to the top of the Premier League after a fantastic weekend of football. The Foxes won 3-0 at home to Stoke, whilst previous leaders Arsenal lost to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium and Manchester City could only manage a draw at West Ham.

Team Of The Season So Far

As the season reaches its mid-point over the festive period and the turn of the year, it is time to look back on what has been the most unpredictable of seasons thus far. With champions Chelsea unrecognisably poor and Leicester City top at Christmas, no-one could have predicted what has happened so far.

Barca Run Real Riot

Barcelona crushed bitter rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at the Santiago Bernebeu on Saturday evening, with Luis Suarez grabbing two goals in what was Rafael Benitez’s first ‘El Clasico’ as Real Madrid manager.

Jamie Vardy: He Scores When He Wants!

When Jamie Vardy smashed home a penalty in the 65th minute of Saturday’s Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium, he set yet more records. He became the first Englishman to score in nine consecutive Premier League games, the first man to score in nine consecutive Premier League games in the same season and…

Chelsea In Crisis?

Jose Mourinho. One of the most decorated coaches in footballing history. Eight league titles. Eleven domestic cups. The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’. Went over nine years without defeat at home in the league.

Great Britain Into Davis Cup Final

Great Britain have reached their first Davis Cup final since 1978 with a 3-2 victory over Australia in the semi-final. Andy Murray won all three of his ties as he secured an unassailable 3-1 lead, despite Dan Evans’ defeats.

‘World Class’ Sanchez Shines In Seven Goal Thriller

Alexis Sanchez opened his Premier League account for the season as he scored a hat-trick for Arsenal as they ended Leicester City’s unbeaten start to the season, with a 5-2 victory at the King Power Stadium yesterday.

Premier League: The Story So Far

As the Premier League returned this weekend following the first international break of the new season, Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City side continued their 100% start to the season, with Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho grabbing an injury time winner for the league leaders at Crystal Palace. The 2011/12 and 2013/14 champions have begun their campaign strongly…

Foxes Flying Under The Tinkerman

To many fans’ surprise, Nigel Pearson was sacked during the off-season despite guiding Leicester City to quite possibly the greatest of great escapes at the end of last season, masterminding a remarkable recovery which saw Leicester finish 14th after going into April rock bottom and seemingly doomed. An unbelievable run of seven wins from the…

Bears Top After Win Over Foxes In T20 Blast

Rikki Clarke starred for the Birmingham Bears as the NatWest T20 Blast north group leaders opened up a four-point gap between themselves and second-placed Worcestershire with an eight-run victory over the Leicestershire Foxes at Grace Road this afternoon. For the Foxes, it was their first home defeat in this year’s competition.

Wimbledon 2015

The most famous tennis tournament in the world returns tomorrow to the luscious grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club for the 128th Wimbledon Championships, where defending champions Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova will be hoping to reclaim their crown once again. However, there are plenty more challengers in both the…

Is It Time To Face Fate?

12 months ago today, Leicester City confidently dispatched Barnsley to claim a third successive 3-0 victory for Nigel Pearson’s team, as they moved closer and closer to a long-awaited return to the Premier League.

Djokovic Breaks Down Murray To Claim Fifth Aussie Crown

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-2), 6-3, 6-0 in a gruelling encounter that lasted 3 hours 39 minutes, winning his fifth Australian Open title after an emphatic encounter. The victory, his fifth in five Melbourne Park finals, means he becomes only the second player to win five Australian Opens, one behind the…

The Premier League At Christmas

It’s almost Christmas which surely means one thing! No no no, not Santa, presents and food! It means there’s a whole host of Premier League fixtures for football fans to look forward to.

The Return Of The Champions League

115 days since Gareth Bale & Co lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy aloft in Lisbon, claiming ‘La Decima’ for Real Madrid, the prestigious European club competition returns, with more excitement, more drama and more memorable moments a certainty!

Leicester City – A Season To Remember

I can remember it all so vividly. I was sat on my living room carpet directly in front of our television as the penalty was saved and cleared to the right, crossed in and put into the back of the net.

Summer Signings

The summer transfer window never ceases to amaze me with plenty of lucrative captures and some, quite frankly, extraordinary signings! In this post, I will predominantly focus on some of the Premier League’s biggest deals as well as providing some insight into Spain’s top tier, La Liga.