Dare To Dream

You may not have seen Dave Allen fight, in fact, you may not have even heard of him, however tonight, the White Rhino tops the bill at the O2 Arena on a card that features the likes of Derek Chisora and Conor Benn. Allen may not be the most talented boxer of all time, he may not even be the most talented boxer on the card. Yet, despite all of that, Eddie Hearn has listened to the people, and The Doncaster De La Hoya is headlining the event against former World Champion, Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne.  Due to his social media presence, Allen has gained a cult following among boxing fans by providing honest analysis, respectful interaction with fans and

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Maurizio Sarri And A Season Of Unfortunate Events

*All stats are based on the 2018-2019 Premiership Season and excluding any domestic or European cup competitions.  When Maurizio Sarri waltzed into Chelsea at the start of the season, he had the fans salivating at the style of football that was being played out on the Stamford Bridge turf. However at that point Chelsea were winning, and when, around week 12 of the Premiership season, the wins started to dry up popular opinion started to shift. Suddenly Maurizio Sarri became the most despised person at Chelsea Football Club. However, Sarri may be the unluckiest manager in the Premier League this season. According to Understat, who measure xPTS, Chelsea should be in 3rd place, which they are, but with 63 points, while

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The Six Nations Week Four Takeaway

Tom Roberts has been reviewing every teams performance each week in the 2019 Six Nations. Check out his Week One and Week Two Takeaways below… Week One Week Two Week Three Scotland How did Scotland not win? The ability of this Scotland team is fantastic and they do play some seriously good rugby. However, their ability to not convert opportunities into points is costing them and will continue to cost them against top sides. The absence of multiple players through injury, especially Stuart Hogg, has exploited the lack of depth in the Scotland squad. They have still attempted to play their structures though and when they are successful in executing this they look good. Yet, they have to start being

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Nick Kyrgios Is The Villian Tennis Needs

He burst on to the mainstream tennis scene in 2015 when the young Australian took to the court to face World Number 1 and one of the greatest players of all time, Rafael Nadal. No one gave him a chance in this last 16 tie, it was supposed to be a formality, Rafa would come out and dismantle the 19-year-old before moving on to the quarter-finals and those who are more worthy of his time. However, this young man had evidently not read the script, defeating the Spaniard in just four sets, even playing some showboating shots to add insult to injury. Nick Kyrgios announced himself to the world that day and ever since, has been living by his own

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The Six Nations Week Three Takeaway

Tom Roberts has been reviewing every teams performance each week in the 2019 Six Nations. Check out his Week One and Week Two Takeaways below… Week One Week Two France France were awesome. If they had performed at that level for the first two weeks of this Championship they could be in a completely different position to the one they are in currently. However, let us not dwell in the past too much because off the back of a performance like that, France deserve any praise that comes their way. The main difference in their performance this week in comparison to week one and two was their defence. The Joue was still there, and my goodness it was wonderful to

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The Six Nations Week Two Takeaway

Scotland Last week I mentioned that Scotland’s lack of composure could haunt them against the top teams and unfortunately it cost them this week. When you commit 18 handling errors against one of the best teams in world rugby, you are not winning that game. Furthermore, Scotland should have gone in ahead at the end of the first half, camping on the Ireland try line, against teams like Ireland, you have to take those chances. Additionally, they failed to capitalise on the momentum they garnered at the end of the first half, managing to only have 33% possession in the second half, however, when they did have the ball, they were great to watch. The injury to Stuart Hogg was

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The Alex Scott Debate

Last week, people all across social media were debating the punditry ability of Alex Scott. Twitter, in particular, was divided on whether the first mainstream female football pundit knows what she is talking about or if she is just completely clueless. So, with a level head, I thought I would throw my two cents into the debate. Now let us start with the actual debate, does Alex Scott know what she is talking about when it comes to football? Yes, on the whole, she does know what she is talking about. Those who say she does not, are either not listening ; stereotyping the quality of her input on the basis of her gender or do not understand football themselves.

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The Six Nations Week One Takeaway

France Friday night, you may have witnessed one of the most French rugby performances of all time. After a scintillating first-half, and with Wales on the ropes, it was screaming for the French to stamp their authority down on this championship and send a message to the competition, especially after a poor autumn series. However, it was not to be the case. Instead, in a single match, we saw the best and the worst of the French. A shambolic second half display turned, what should have been a brilliant week one victory, into a heartbreaking loss. The French, this six nations, have the potential to beat, or get turned over by, anyone. The reason for their first-half brilliance is the

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Amir Khan Does Not Owe Anyone The Kell Brook Fight

On the 10th of January 2018 Amir Khan sent shockwaves throughout the world of boxing when he put pen to paper to sign for Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Promotions. The announcement generated a buzz amongst British boxing fans and it seemed we would eventually get the bout that fans had been waiting for. For years Kell Brook had been chasing Khan, and now it seemed a formality, maybe one or two warm up fights each, but Khan-Brook was about to become a reality… wasn’t it? Khan wasted no time in his return to the ring, dismantling Phil Lo Greco inside the first round. In the aftermath of the bout, Brook entered the ring where the two exchanged words. It

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What Has Happened To Manchester City?

Manchester City’s air of dominance could be coming to a halt as they sit seven points adrift of the league leaders, and a point behind fellow title chasers Tottenham. If the roles were reversed and it was the blue side of Manchester who sat atop the premiership table with a six-point safety net, many would now believe the race to be over. Once a team that would hand out beatings to pretty much any English team they came across has managed a disappointing three points from a possible 12. The King of the Jungle has been wounded badly, and everyone knows it. However, with the lack of experience between Tottenham and Liverpool in winning trophies, and especially league titles in

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