Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:06

The Rise and Rise of Jamie Vardy

No other English professional footballer in the 21st century has made quite the rise from non-league to top-flight stardom like Jamie Vardy. The 31-year-old’s leap to stardom has been likened to a real-life version of the comic book classic, Roy of the Rovers, who used to defy the odds as Rovers’ leading marksman.
Published in Sport
Last spring, Blackburn Rovers gained the unwanted distinction of being the first Premier League championship-winning club to drop into the third tier of English football. Inevitably, Blackburn’s relegation to League 1 at the end of 2016/17 precipitated a slew of stark comparisons, between the current Venky’s regime and the ownership of steel magnate Jack Walker in the 1990s.
Published in Sport
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:00

Premier League Legends

The term legend is probably bandied about too frequently nowadays, but in the Premier League, a smattering of players certainly deserve the tag. The likes Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole , Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Paul Scholes

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:46

Where Have All The Hard Men Gone?

Stare down in the tunnel, crunching the tackle midway through the first half, square up to the ref in the second, red card. The life of a football hard man was a simple one, but it’s a life no more. Football’s true hard men are a dying…no, an extinct breed and it’s a crying shame.
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