Rugby, Six Nations, Sports

Saturday’s Six Nations 2021 Round-up: England Fail To Impress While Wales Find Unlikely Success

England 41-18 Italy England welcomed Italy to Twickenham to kick off round two of this year’s Six Nations, with two teams looking to build on 2 mediocre showings from last week.  An England side that wasn’t allowed get up to speed against an effective Scottish defence, while Italy in this afternoon played an almost identical game to that against France …


Coppa Italia, Football, Sports

Coppa Italia: Atalanta Dominate Napoli To Earn Final Match-Up With Juventus

Atalanta takes their spot in the Coppa Italia final, opposite Juventus. A second Coppa Italia final in three years for Bergamo’s finest. The game was arguably won in the first half wherein Gattuso’s Napoli ran like statues and defended like pigeons.  Napoli failed to create anything of note beyond a few scuffed pop shots from Insigne, even with their ample …


Coppa Italia: Atalanta v Napoli Second-Leg Preview

A trip to Bergamo and the backdrop of Lo Stadio di Bergamo will host the return fixture of what was an unexpected goalless draw between Napoli and Atalanta. In which a Man of the match worthy performance from Napoli’s goalkeeper, David Ospina, kept Atalanta scoreless, making Napoli only the 5th side to accomplish that this season. But the praise, unfortunately, …

Derby Della Madonnina: A Classic Derby Sees A Blue Sky Dawn Over Milan

The post-Christmas period in Italy has been so far, as eventful as it was pre-Christmas. Where Pioli’s Milan stomped with smugness in their title ambitions with a form whose embers were ignited in the post covid period of last season with the likes of Ismaël Bennacer, Franck Kessie and Theo Hernandez severed as the safety net for Milan, while the …

How rap’s perennial joker Tyler, The Creator paved his way to the top

By Seán Finnan At the beginning of the 2010’s Tyler Okonma was not widely well known to the general public.  Tyler Okonma or Tyler,the Creator as he would be known was at the forefront of a new generation of underground rappers, and by the end of the decade, he would’ve become one of the most celebrated and influential artists whose …

The Dammed Spurs: How it ended in tears for Pochettino

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone….. The events that have unfolded over the past week has shocked the footballing world, but let’s rewinds back to the start in order to gage some context. It’s May, 2014. Gerrard’s slipped, City are champions, Jose Mourinho is the manager of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs have just hired their 10th manager of …

How Chelsea’s investment in youth paid off

If you follow football long enough you are bound to hear at some stage some of these unanswerable debates that are now older than most football fans. Who’s better? Messi or Ronaldo? Why couldn’t Lampard and Gerrard play together for England? And could Real Madrid do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke? But for the last decade …

Julian Nagelsmann: The future of German football

To many fans of the premier league the name of Julian Nagelsmann is one they’re not too familiar with, even fewer know the circumstances that allowed him to become a coach in the first place. Just as the German national team went through ‘Das Reboot’ in the mid to late 2000’s, through completely replacing the methods of training in all …

Pep Lijnders vs Mikel Arteta: A tale of two assistants waiting in the wings

In the history of football, the footballing gods have tended to shine their light on teams that plan their managers ahead. The continuing of philosophy across the tenure of a manager is deemed as one of the riskiest decisions a club can make. Rarely taken due to the fact that managers often times refuse to relinquish their control of the …