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5 Memorable Europa League/UEFA Cup Finals Featuring English Sides

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It’s been known as ‘The Europa League’ for a full SEVEN seasons now. Yet, for some reason, we’re only just about getting our heads around it now. To some it’ll always be ‘The UEFA Cup’. We’re sure there are a few people still calling it ‘The Cup Winners Cup’. And at least one old fella […]

6 Unforgettable Premier League Final Day Moments

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This weekend sees the final fixtures of the 2016/17 Premier League season. It’s been a decent year, with plenty of shocks, screamers and suffering. We’ve reverted back to recognisable champions, seen some of the biggest clubs in English football fight an epic battle for fourth spot and booted three teams from the North East down […]

6 Classic Games Played At White Hart Lane This Century

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White Hart Lane, the football stadium in the North London borough of Haringey, has been home to Tottenham Hotspur for 118 years. But, this weekend, it will see its last ever professional game. In fact, bulldozing begins the day after Spurs’ final Premier League home game of the season. The parking spot reserved for Manchester United’s coach on […]

The Greatest Moments of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Career (So Far)

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Conversations about who the greatest footballer playing the game right now is don’t tend to last that long, do they? The chat quickly turns into ‘Who’s better – Ronaldo or Messi’? And that’s a question for the ages. Plus it’s one we really don’t have time to go into here… We would, instead, prefer to […]

The Fights That Saw Britain’s Greatest Heavyweights Crowned World Champions

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This Saturday night sees perhaps the most heavily-anticipated heavyweight fight in recent memory. You know a ‘real fight’ is going down when there’s no need to orchestrate a rivalry or beef. This weekend’s showdown between Great British Hope Anthony Joshua and Ukraine’s legendary heavyweight – and brother of Vitali – Wladimir Klitschko is all about […]

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s Rivalry – The Defining Games

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You could, we suppose, call them ‘The Best of Enemies’. Two elite football managers that can’t seem to avoid each other. For the second time in their lives, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola find themselves in charge of clubs with a fierce, fierce rivalry. And it’s pretty safe to say, there’s very little love between […]

7 Unforgettable Moments From FA Cup Semi Final History

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People seem to get a bit confused over the FA Cup, don’t they? Not with the actual competition itself – that’s pretty straightforward. But when it comes to how much effort clubs should put in, people get a little daft. To clubs in Europe or with a realistic chance of winning their league, that has […]

2017 World Snooker Championships – The Contenders

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the snooker’s biggest event, the World Snooker Championships, being held at the The Crucible in Sheffield. So expect plenty of old classic clips heading your way courtesy of Hazel Irvine & Co. over the next couple of weeks. Hey, you don’t hear us complaining…  Walkovers, tense deciders, trick […]

7 Times Underdogs STUNNED The Champions League

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Tuesday and Wednesday evening sees the first legs of this year’s Champions League Quarter Finals. And it’s a familiar line-up, with most of the big boys still present and paired up together. Which means we’ve got some pretty tasty fixtures… Juve Vs. Barca, Dortmund Vs. Monaco and Real Vs. Bayern. Oh, yeah. And Leicester City […]

The 2017 Grand National – How To Pick Your Horse

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The racing calendar’s biggest event is almost upon us for another year. The 2017 Grand National starts at 5.15pm on Saturday 8th April; the one race that captures the public imagination more than any other. Millions across the UK will be tuning in to watch the forty-strong field competing and, as such, next to no […]