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4 Intense Football Derbies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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This Sunday sees two of the Premier League’s fiercest and most competitive derbies: The Manchester Derby and The Merseyside Derby. Both games are live on TV and being shown down your nearest Rileys, With Liverpool Vs. Everton on at 2.15pm and Manchester United against Manchester City on at 4.30pm. Both are classic fixtures, even on […]

Focus On: UK Open Snooker Championship 2017/18

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Along with the World Championships and the Masters, the UK Open makes up the Triple Crown of snooker. The Big Three. There are seemingly thousands of ranking events in snooker nowadays, but these are the trio that the major players really set their sights on. The big boys get pumped up, the outsiders up their […]

Top 10 Tips Learned From Footballers’ Christmas Parties

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Have you got your works Christmas party sorted yet? No? Well, you might want to think about organising something pretty soon. Whether it’s the pub next door, a fancy pants restaurant somewhere swanky or a fun n’ sports-themed outing down at your nearest Rileys, it’s time to get booking! It doesn’t matter if it’s a couple […]

England Vs. Germany & 6 Other Fierce International Rivalries

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When is a friendly not a friendly? Well, when it’s not all that friendly… England take on Germany on Friday night in a game that has no real bearing on anything in particular. Both sides comfortably qualified for next year’s World Cup some time ago and this isn’t a competitive tie. It’s merely a chance […]

Table Tennis – The Basic Rules You Need To Know Before Playing

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Table tennis. Ping-pong. Whiff-whaff. Whatever you call it, it’s a fun game. What was once a game played exclusively by the upper class after dinner is now an international sport. Not only that, but the miniature version of tennis is also a very popular bar sport too. That’s right. Table tennis is no longer just […]

Become A Pool Genius By Mastering These 6 Essential Shots

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Whether you’re a bit of legend on the table or a total novice, everyone wants to win when they play someone at pool. Be it 8-ball, 9-ball or Killer Pool, there’s nothing like that feeling you get when you nail a ball into the heart of a pocket, to the raised eyebrows of the small […]

Everything You Need To Know About Anthony Joshua Vs. Carlos Takam

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Saturday night sees the return of probably the UK’s favourite sportsman, Mr. Anthony Joshua. The 28 year-old boxer is charming, modest, cool and – not forgetting – the most devastating fighter the Heavyweight division has seen in a long, long time. AJ is back, almost six months to day after his last fight, the unforgettable […]

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 […]