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Global football re-cap: It’s like it never left

Global football re-cap: It’s like it never left

National Sport, Sport September 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm Comments

IN THE AFTERMATH of the best World Cup since 1970 – one in which the best team in the world actually won the 32-inch gold trophy – the world’s game has returned. Now it falls to me to siftRead More

Weltmeister: World Cup verdict

Weltmeister: World Cup verdict

National Sport, Sport July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

THE GERMAN Commentary from ZDF on the night said it all. A nation and a football association who believed in youth and gave it time to develop truly to become worthy champions of the world. The mentalityRead More

Wales’ Tour of South Africa: Deja Vu

Wales’ Tour of South Africa: Deja Vu

National Sport, Sport July 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

IT ALL STARTED with a Jordan Williams try at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea during a “Probables v Possibles” fixture, it all ended with scuffed attempt of a drop goal from over 40 metres by Dan Biggar toRead More

World Cup kicks off amid backdrop of protests

World Cup kicks off amid backdrop of protests

National Sport, Sport June 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm Comments

AS THE EYES of the footballing world rest on Brazil for the biggest sporting event of the footballing year. The FIFA World Cup returns to South America for the first time since 1950 and the hopes of 32Read More

MOYES OUT! This Easter there was a lot to shout about

MOYES OUT! This Easter there was a lot to shout about

National Sport, Sport June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am Comments

ON EASTER Monday The Daily Telegraph’s Northern Football Correspondent Mark Ogden broke the story that David Moyes’ tenuous and turbulent reign at Old Trafford was to come to an end inside the next 24 hours. Ryan GiggsRead More

Mark Sampson’s appointment raises questions of women’s role in football

Mark Sampson’s appointment raises questions of women’s role in football

National Sport, Sport December 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

LAST WEEK the English FA unveiled the new manager of the England national football team. No, Roy Hodgson hasn’t run for the hills in fear after seeing England’s dreadfully difficult draw for next summer’s World Cup!Read More

Average at Best – AVB’s position at Tottenham had become untenable

Average at Best – AVB’s position at Tottenham had become untenable

National Sport December 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm Comments

THE WORST aspect of The Barclays Premier League is that the largely intelligent legions of football followers up and down the country are strung along by the facade of foreign coaches. This separation of club andRead More

Rugby: Autumn International Report Card

Rugby: Autumn International Report Card

National Sport December 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm Comments

Wales SMOKE and mirrors. Welsh rugby fans can crow about winning Six Nations titles until the cows come home, but if Wales want to take it to the next level they have to beat one ofRead More

World Cup Draw: Predictions

World Cup Draw: Predictions

National Sport, Sport December 5, 2013 at 11:00 am Comments

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! As the samba beat grows louder, football fever is beginning to grip the world once again. That one glorious month of football is now only six months and half a world away:Read More

Summer Sport 2013: A magnificent show of its own

Summer Sport 2013: A magnificent show of its own

National Sport, Sport October 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

AFTER the incredible summer of 2012, and the continued success throughout the year, one couldn’t help but feel that this was the height of British sport and that show of sporting greatest would never be achievedRead More