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A freelance writer who writes news stories, features, articles, reviews and lists. But *always* forgets to write his mum a birthday card. Follow him on Twitter or follow him into the pub and buy him a drink.

Real Madrid Vs. Spurs: Gareth Bale’s 6 Best Goals in a White Shirt

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Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Bernabeu tonight to take on Spanish giants Real Madrid. They’ll be, of course, without the services of Welsh wing wizard Gareth Bale, what with him having left North London for the Spanish capital some four years ago. But Real Madrid will be missing him too; the Cardiff-born number eleven is out […]

The Tiny List of Modern Footballers That Have Played For Both Manchester United and Liverpool

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Argentina’s Superclásico. El Clásico in Spain. The Derby della Madonnina in Italy. The Old Firm Derby in Glasgow. Fierce local rivalries are one of the juiciest things about football. For fans, matchdays don’t get bigger or better than Derby Day. And this weekend sees arguably the most intense local derby in the Premier League… Liverpool […]

How England Have (Nearly) Qualified For World Cup 2018

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He may not be the most exciting manager that England have ever had nestle a pair of buttocks into one of those luxurious Recaro seats in the Wembley dugouts, but Gareth Southgate looks to have guided The Three Lions to next year’s World Cup in Russia regardless. And with some ease. Okay, it’s not always been […]

Focus On: The 2017 Champions League of Darts

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The Champions League. The brightest and best sportsmen coming together and duking it to find out who’s truly the greatest. The football version kicked off earlier this week and now it’s time for the 2017 Champions League of Darts. The world’s eight best darts players congregate this weekend and throw arrows for two days to […]

A Look At British Teams’ First Champions League Opponents of 2017/18

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Times flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? It’s mad to think, but it’s September already. And the start of another epic year of top drawer European football. After a summer of huge spending by some of the world’s biggest clubs, this year’s Champions League is going to be a real clash of the titans. A […]

How The Premier League’s Big New Signings Fared On Their Debuts

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Aaaah… It feels good, doesn’t it? Finally, weekends are whole again. The Premier League is back and even by its own lofty standards, that was a crazy first round of fixtures. Friday night’s opener and the Midday game on Saturday produced an impressive 13 goals between them and set us up for an amazing weekend […]

The Complete Blagger’s Guide To The 2017/18 Premier League Season

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Take off your sunglasses. Finish your piña colada. Face it – summer’s over. Those days are gone. Autumn’s approaching and it’s almost time to dig out your ‘big coat’ again. But it’s not all bad news. The end of summer means one truly tremendous thing… THE RETURN OF THE FOOTBALL. That’s right. The new Premier League season […]

The 2017/18 EFL Championship: Our Predictions

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While most of the newspapers, radio stations and TV types fixate on the Premier League obsessively for the next nine-odd months, a good chunk of the rest of the country will be looking further down the football pyramid to check out how their team is getting on. There may be 20 teams in the top […]

6 Reasons Why You & Your Friends Should Head Straight For The Dartboard On a Night Out

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Most pubs and bars have a limited number of activities available for the average punter to take part in (not us, of course, but most…). Far be it for us to denigrate the idea of drinking with your pals as a top drawer activity, of course. But sometimes you just fancy a little extra entertainment, don’t you? […]

Snooker: A Potted History

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Snooker might not be the most frenetic or energetic of sports, but it’s one of the most precise and technical. A true game of skill, there’s no fluke, no flat track bullying and no hiding place. It’s a frustrating game for anyone who’s never truly found out how to play snooker. But for those who’ve […]