Category : Sport

Was Eniola Aluko given hush-money?

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In early 2016, the FA’s Director of Elite Development, Dan Ashworth, asked England women’s striker Eniola Aluko to contribute to a cultural review of all England teams. The result was an eight-page submission that comprised a “non-exhaustive” list of seven specific instances amounting to the “basis of a culture of … Read More

Same old problems for England

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The harrowing 340 run defeat for England on Monday, being bowled out by an inspired South African attack, demonstrated the limitations this England side has faced over the past 18 months.  A loss after a victory is something that we as England fans have become accustomed to and it would … Read More

From Newell’s to Nanjing: Messi theme park unveiled

3 months ago / 0 comments

Although Paul Pogba made headlines when he became the first football player to have his own emoji, it seems that Lionel Messi is about to go a step further in the engagement of football fans away from the football pitch. The Barcelona superstar was in China over the weekend to … Read More

The “Italian Job” Enters a New Phase

3 months ago / 0 comments

With Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani, having completed his takeover at Leeds United on May the 23rd, the question on most Leeds’ fans’ lips is, will he finally ensure a period of stability in the club boardroom after years of upheaval? From Peter Ridsdale to Ken Bates, from GFH Capital to … Read More

New £5m University cycle track opens

4 months ago / 0 comments

The £5million Brownlee Centre was officially opened at Bodington Playing Fields on Friday afternoon, with Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee being joined by his world championship winning brother Jonny to cut the ribbon on the new building. The pair, who described having the centre named after them as a ‘massive honour’, … Read More

Volleyball victories can’t prevent Manchester’s Christie Cup success

4 months ago / 0 comments

It was a perfect day for Leeds’ volleyball teams on Wednesday afternoon, but unfortunately four wins out of four wasn’t enough to prevent Manchester from winning the Christie Championships for the third year in succession. Leeds were optimistic going into the volleyball matches, with the women’s team doing the league-cup … Read More

Basketball match ends in brave defeat

4 months ago / 0 comments

It was a tough day at the office for Leeds’ basketball teams in the Christie Championships, as they suffered defeats by Manchester and Liverpool. A high scoring game ended with a 67-43 defeat the home men against Manchester, with the women losing 57-22 to the same opponents. Manchester then made … Read More

Too little, too Leyt: the Struggles of Orient

4 months ago / 0 comments

Barry Hearn is a man who has made few mistakes during his career, as he turned snooker and darts into the phenomena they are today. However, even he admits his judgement was mistaken when he sold Leyton Orient to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti in 2014. The club, who were on the … Read More

Cause for celebration at Sandown at jumping finale

4 months ago / 0 comments

As another jumps season draws to a close for racing fans, it’s difficult to know where attention should be focussed. Perhaps it should be on Nicky Henderson, who has beaten off pre-eminent handler Paul Nicholls and late blooming up-and-comer Colin Tizzard to surely secure a famous victory in the Trainers’ … Read More

Lions squad: Who will make the cut?

4 months ago / 0 comments

Warren Gatland will end months of speculation tomorrow when he announces the 37-man Lions squad selected to tour New Zealand this summer. The quality of this year’s Six Nations has added a new level of intensity to the quadrennial inter-fan debate on selection. English fans, buoyed by back-to-back Six Nations … Read More