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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.

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 […]

Master Your Snooker Game With These 7 Easy-To-Learn Shots

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Trying your hand at a new sport can be an intimidating prospect. You want a new hobby, you love watching it on television and so you fancy giving it a go. But the professionals just make it look so darn easy, don’t they? And that’s never more true than on the snooker table. Those of us […]

The 6 Times The Lions Stunned The All Blacks In Their Own Back Yard

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The British and Irish Lions are in New Zealand. The true tests haven’t even begun yet and Warren Gatland’s men have already faced a pretty torrid time. Beatings from smaller sides like the Highlanders and Blues, injuries and questionable call-ups have all dampened the tour a little thus far. That said, the Lions were rampant […]

Who’s Playing In The 2017 Confederations Cup? And Who Might Win…?

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With the 2016/17 league season behind us and no World Cup or European Championship to look forward, this summer’s gonna be a long one for football fans. But all is not lost for those of us who live for The Beautiful Game… There is, effectively, a mini World Cup to enjoy. That’s right. The Confederations Cup. […]

An All-Time XI of Scottish Football Internationals Born in England

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When you think of some of the greatest Scottish footballers of all time, your mind wanders to some fairly impressive names, doesn’t it? We’re thinking of players like Graeme Souness, Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish, Archie Gemmil, Alan Hansen, Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister… But, as with any small nation of only a few million people, Scotland […]

Which Country Has Produced The Most Champions League-Winning Sides?

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This Saturday night sees the ultimate showdown in European football, the Champions League Final. Facing off against one another are the current holders and La Liga champions Real Madrid and 2014/15 finalists and Serie A champs Juventus. Both have won the thing a few times and neither outfit will be overawed by the occasion. Real […]