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Vardy! Rags to football riches XI : football rejects who went from non league to the top"
Here’s our non-league to England XI, prompted by the admirable ascent of one Jamie Vardy, yes, he of Vardy Party fame. Thing is, to read about his new academy, to re-read his fairytale rise from teen Sheffield Wednesday reject to top of the Premiership pile at 28 and to hear of plans for a movie, […]
Obituary : How Jonah Lomu transcended sport"
Every sport has its transcendental icons, those who have not just eclipsed their peers but appeared to have been brought in from another plane. Baseball’s Babe Ruth, cricket’s Don Bradman and squash’s Jahangir Khan hold records that will almost certainly never be broken; Basil D’Oliveira and Muhammad Ali lifted sport to something beyond mere entertainment. […]
Roll up for taste of new FC era"
Stalwarts and the merely Moston-curious alike are invited this weekend to sample the long-anticipated new home of FC United. The Conference North club, previously based between Bury, Hyde and Stalybridge, was promoted from the Northern Premier League Premier Division last month and has announced a friendly fixture/test event at Broadhurst Park on Saturday 16 May. […]
Phil Hughes: Obituary Of An Australian National Cricket Hero"
Yesterday Australia cricket international Phil Hughes died after being hit in the head by a bouncer on Tuesday. Dan Lucas pays tribute to much loved and respected man.
On the Kevin Pietersen Autobiography"
Kevin Pietersen’s book is likely to be a riveting experience, but only superficially akin to his brilliance on the cricket field, says Dan Lucas