UPDATE: England need solid backs not flashes of brilliance

February 5, 2010

Relief rather than elation greeted England’s decision to select Mathew Tait, Riki Flutey and Delon Armitage in the backline for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Wales.

What are the odds on getting the Six Nations winner right?

February 2, 2010


Picking the winner of the Six Nations championship is always a tricky task as the vagaries of form and the fixture list ensure that no two seasons are the same.

Vaughan reopens ball-tampering controversy

January 13, 2010


Michael Vaughan in retirement does not shrink from the limelight. Or from controversy.

Even cricket’s referral system is not perfect

December 16, 2009

Soccer has come under a barrage of criticism for not introducing technology to help referees while U.S. sports, rugby, tennis and cricket lead the way with innovative means of making sure the big decisions are right.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Donovan must think hard about Everton move

December 10, 2009

Everton hope to complete the signing of Landon Donovan on loan from Major League Soccer’s L.A Galaxy, a move which has generated plenty of excitement among North American soccer fans.

Johnno loves England too much to see them keep losing

November 17, 2009


Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst discovered that winning a World Cup as a player is no guarantee of success as a manager and Martin Johnson is beginning to feel the heat after a torrid first year at Twickenham.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Arsenal emerge as shining light in Champions League

November 5, 2009

Out of eight Spanish and English teams playing in the Champions League this week, only Arsenal were victorious.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Beckham’s return to AC Milan confirmed

November 2, 2009

David Beckham will tread a familiar path once the MLS season is over, joining AC Milan on loan again for a five-month loan spell from January.

England places up for grabs as European rugby action hots up

October 16, 2009

Europe’s premier rugby competition has returned with seven English clubs providing much food for thought for England coach Martin Johnson ahead of the November internationals, writes James Illingworth.