Gas legend Rickie Lambert retires

Former Bristol Rovers striker Rickie Lambert announced his retirement from the game today, drawing a 19-year career, for 9 different clubs in which he amassed over 600 appearances and 200 goals to a close.   Nationally, Lambert will be largely remembered for his 5-year spell with Southampton, which saw him rise with the club from…

Thomas takes Yellow (Tour de France, day 1)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) claimed the honours and the Maillot jaune on the opening day of the Tour De France, under the grey sky’s of Düsseldorf. The opening stage, a 14km individual Time Trial hugging the path of the River Rhine within the heart of Düsseldorf appeared to be the ideal stage for a Tony Martin victory; […]

Wimbledon Preview (Mens’ singles)

World number 1 and top seed Andy Murray will begin the defence of his 2016 Wimbledon Trophy against ‘lucky loser’ Alexander Bublik from Kazakhstan on Monday, as the draws were announced for both the men’s and women’s competitions at the All England Club today. Novak Djokovic, who as second seed was drawn at the opposing…

The Armchair Season Ticket

I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve hardly had a break from football so far this year. The World Cup was won just 24 days ago, yet the seasons upon us already with the football league kicking off as early as 7:30 on Friday as Blackburn take on Cardiff. That’s less than…

Van Gaal, doomed to succeed?

There are a lot of people that took great delight in Manchester United’s performances last season. True that was fans of sides that weren’t Manchester United, especially those who follow the blue side of Manchester or the red side of Liverpool, but in that sadistic way it was enjoyable nonetheless. To try and explain it…