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Steven Gerrard: the last in a dying breed?

As Steven Gerrard stepped off the pitch at Anfield last Saturday night, the congregation gathered stood to a man to worship their talisman, the one-club hero who may well go down in folklore in Liverpool as the best they ever had. But why? What is it

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Manu Tuilagi: Bad boy of rubgy

Why couldn’t Kevin Pietersen have taken a leaf out of Manu Tuilagi’s book? England rugby fans are facing the prospect of a World Cup on home soil without their battering ram of a centre after he pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a police officer,

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The Kevin Pietersen debacle Part 2

I am cross. I have already written an article about Kevin Pietersen and I don’t want to have to write another one. But I must. I didn’t really realise it until this morning, but I have cared deeply about English cricket since before I met Clive

The impact of election week

For most people, election week is an all encompassing time; you either can’t get enough, sleeping less as the race reaches the finish line to catch up on the latest polls online or see what people are saying on Twitter; or, you down the whole

Magical Messi

I have never seen a performance like Lionel Messi’s this week. His ability to make good players look like Sunday league fools makes him one of the best players in the world, but his ability to be able to reproduce his best form on the

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Rugby World Cup 2015 Predictions

As a rugby union fan it is hard not to get overexcited about the forthcoming Rugby World Cup in England & Wales this coming Autumn. Like a child before Christmas, I have started analysing the potential results a full four months early, and my predictions

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Devon Loch Grand National 1956

There can be fewer stranger stories in sport than the 1956 Grand National. Devon Loch, owned by the Queen Mother, ridden by Dick Francis, the jockey turned novelist, jumped superbly around the 36 fence course to lead by a length and a half in the