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Sergio Ramos in action for Spain, Photo: Nazione Calcio@flickr

Sergio Ramos: The best defender in the world

Yesterday, Sergio Ramos watched his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo pick up the first edition of FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award, crowning him ...

Michael Carrick, Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Why Michael Carrick must play every week

Manchester United’s 4-1 victory over West Ham United last Wednesday night meant that Jose Mourinho’s side progressed to the semi-finals of the EFL ...

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Why do the Irons keep getting hammered?

Nobody likes fickle football fans; it's easy to sit there and call for your manager to be sacked when things aren't going ...

Sergio Ramos in action for Spain, Photo: Nazione Calcio@flickr

Sergio Ramos: The best defender in the world

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 1
Michael Carrick, Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Why Michael Carrick must play every week

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 2
Photo: Egghead06 @ Wikimedia Commons

Why do the Irons keep getting hammered?

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 3
Photo: Nazione Calcio@flickr

Sergio Ramos: The best defender in the world

Dane Massey makes the case for why the Real Madrid centre back is so good

Michael Carrick, Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Why Michael Carrick must play every week

Dane Massey explains how Jose Mourinho picking Michael Carrick more regularly will help Manchester United

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Why do the Irons keep getting hammered?

So what’s gone wrong for the Hammers?

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Video refereeing in football is long overdue

Football will join cricket and rugby in using video replays in decisions in 2018

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Why ‘sportsmanship’ isn’t in Conor McGregor’s vocabulary

Conor McGregor has become one of the most famous sportsmen of recent years, as he has propelled the UFC to great height with his arrogance and combat style

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Kyle Walker is developing into one of the best in his position

Dane Massey looks into one of English football’s hottest prospects

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Eddie Jones’ England go ten games unbeaten with win against South Africa

England’s first win against South Africa in ten years further demonstrated the profound improvements facilitated by Eddie Jones in the past year

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(OGC) Nice To Meet You

OGC Nice are punching above their weight, but how have they managed to contest Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco for the title?

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The Resurgence of the Northern Hemisphere?

With Ireland’s excellent win over New Zealand, will the autumn internationals signal a turning in the tide of international rugby?

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Political Football

In the wake of the debate over whether international footballers should display a poppy on their kit, maybe it is time to realise that, contrary to the well-worn adage, sport and politics should, and do, mix regularly

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Are FIFA right to ban the Home Nations from wearing the Poppy?

FIFA have banned England and Scotland from wearing the poppy in a 2018 World Cup Qualifier this Armistice Day, but both teams are planning to ignore it

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Is Nick Kyrgios abusing his privilege and wasting his talent?

Nick Kyrgios’s recent misconduct and subsequent eight week suspension at the Shanghai Masters once again draws our attention to an outstanding talent struggling to realise his privileged position in the professional sporting world, a world many never get a sniff at.