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BLACKPOOL: Difficult times loom for 2014-2015 season

These are difficult times for Blackpool FC, usually pre-season is a time for optimism and excitement, but not a Bloomfield Rd it isn’t. There is an air of despondency throughout the place both inside and out. With the new season only 2 weeks away the club has only 8 registered players, none of which include […]

27 - July - 2014

LEICESTER CITY: A new era for Foxes fans        

It’s taken 10 managerial appointments and 178 players, but Leicester City have finally achieved promotion back to the Premier League. The last time the foxes graced the top flight in 2003/04, Ronaldo had blonde highlights in his hair, no-one had heard of Lionel Messi and U2’s Beautiful Day was the cue for football highlights on […]

27 - July - 2014

TENNIS: Is the sport of tennis heading towards Grigor Dimitrov’s style of play?

In the past the best tennis players were the ones with the big serves and the ability to attack at the net. The best examples are people like Pete Sampras, Borris Becker and so on. The serve and volley was the best trick around, a game based on strategy and efficiency making the server have the ultimate advantage […]

27 - July - 2014

SERIE A: Juventus – Retaining Vidal and 2nd Place

When I was asked to write a Blog on Juventus’ pre-season preparations and their hopes for the coming season, I was a little apprehensive. Not because I have any trouble stringing sentences together, but rather us Juve fans are a little concerned for the new era. Our saviour of the past three seasons, Antonio Conte, […]

27 - July - 2014

TENNIS: Andy Murray – From Grass court to Hard court

As the US Open moves closer and closer some say its easy to pick a winner already. With Federers amazing run during Wimbledon and Djokovics tireless efforts to stop this run and win it, it almost seems certain that it’ll be these too that will shine in America. But is that really the case? After an […]

26 - July - 2014

WATFORD: Hornets Aim For Championship Take-Off

After a disappointing 13th placed finish last season, all eyes will be on Watford this season as they attempt to launch a genuine promotion push this time around. After four defeats from their final four matches in the 2013/14 campaign, there were real question marks surrounding the future of manager Beppe Sannino. However, the club’s […]

26 - July - 2014

SOUTHAMPTON: Pochettino OUT, Koeman IN

All change it would seem for the new campaign at Southampton, for what will have been considered a positive 2013/14 season. After finishing the season with the club’s highest point’s tally (56) in the top flight and goals scored, it’s safe to say Saint’s fans were enjoying football on the South Coast. With the likes […]

25 - July - 2014

Horse Racing: John Mitchell 25/7/14

YESTERDAY’S SUMMARY “Not the greatest of days, but not far off a decent winning day The ew bet for nothing failed by only a nose to make the frame ! The day’s best forecast was scuppered when a usual hold up horse went out to make all and spoil the party The edge horse , […]

25 - July - 2014

BRISTOL CITY – Pre-Season Antics are under way!

After a really tough 2013-14 season Bristol City are preparing for a good season. With new players, the start of the rebuilding of Ashton Gate, and the team visit to Botswana. The pre-season antics are underway! We sadly said goodbye to Louis Carey at the end of the season after making 646 appearances over 19 […]

24 - July - 2014

Horse Racing: John Mitchell 24/7/14

Todays each way bet for nothing Renaissant 2.00 Sandown This is essentially a free bet as the race is so uncompetitive that the selection is assured a place in the frame , at the very least, and you’ll get your cash back. Quite often they win and what a lovely bet that was. Renaisant has […]

24 - July - 2014

Track and Field Talk- Commonwealth Pre picks

When considering BLAKE and BOLT won’t be competing in the 100m in addition to the Americans not competing in these games, the field is wide open. Wrong! Unfortunately for everybody else, the Jamaicans still have 3 fantastic runners. Bailey-COLE, CARTER and ASHMEADE. ASHMEADE goes into this race as the favourite and I do think he […]

24 - July - 2014

BOURNEMOUTH: Can we build on last season?

Bournemouth season preview: After an amazing season last year for the Cherries, in the second tier of English football for only the second time in their history they will look to build on the incredible work done by Eddie Howe and his staff. Howe’s men finished tenth last year following their promotion from League One. […]

22 - July - 2014

WOLVES: Champions last year….. Top 6 this year?

With Pre-season now in full swing for Wolverhampton Wanderers and the fixture list recently released the domestic season will be soon upon us. After what was a revolution last season for Kenny Jackett’s men a very exciting season is about to start. Expectations will be high for the Molineux crowd after the fashion in which […]

22 - July - 2014

BRISTOL CITY: Fighting at the right end of the table for a change

For the first time in three seasons it seems like this could be a season full of more good than bad for Bristol City fans. Following relegation to League One they faced a very difficult season and it started to look more and more likely that we would be looking at two successive relegations. But […]

21 - July - 2014