Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Britain's Greatest Olympians

Posted by on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Olympics 
The word ‘legend’ get bandied about far too much within popular culture these days, don’t get me wrong I’m as guilty as any other twenty-something for using the term as loosely as possible, but where do you draw the line between a great Olympian and a legendary one?

If you live in the UK over the coming months you won’t be able to move without hearing about the London Olympics. We’re about to be bombarded with cringe worthy commercials and billboards designed to inspire the nation ...

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Is Lionel Messi the Greatest Ever?

Posted by Andy Turner on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Football 
On 20th March 2012, at just 24 years of age, Lionel Messi scored his 233rd and 234th goals for Barcelona to take him past the record set in the 1940s and 50s by César Rodríguez Álvarez. Is he the greatest player to have every graced a football pitch? There are a number of factors that have to determine a great player, skill, impact on games, longevity in the game. If for example Messi got an injury and never played again, would he still be seen in generations to come as good as Pele or Die...

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Lessons Football can learn from Rugby

Posted by on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Rugby 
The England Rugby Union team beat France at the weekend with a display of unbelievable discipline and skill amongst a Parisian crowd baying for English blood. If the England football team took one ounce of passion from their Rugby playing counterparts then we’d go a long way further with the round ball that’s for sure. It’s true what they say that football is a gentleman’s game played by thugs and that Rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen, and maybe there lies the problem, within...

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When Football Managers Collide

Posted by on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Football 
There’s no better sight for a football fan than seeing 2 managers on the touchline squaring up in a heat of the moment clash. It must be the fact that they’re supposed to be the composed ones, proceeding over the chaos around them that makes it so amusing or maybe it’s just watching a couple of old timers trading handbags. 
Here are my top 5 manager clashes!

5. Dalglish v Wenger

Just shouting from afar means this clash between the Liverpool and Arsenal managers makes it at number 5. After ...

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