Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Politics Of Sport - Why Do They Keep Getting Away With It?

By Shane Thomas

The point of a verdict in an inquiry, investigation, or legal proceedings is to act as a full stop. To clear the fog of questions surrounding an issue, remove the anxiety of indecision, and let us breathe because we now know where we stand.

Friday, 17 July 2015

One Last Opponent For Serena To Beat

By Shane Thomas

In The Departed - the movie that finally got Martin Scorcese an Oscar - the first words spoken are from Jack Nicholson's baleful Frank Costello: "I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me", he declares in a racist opening monologue.

You may wonder what any of this has to do with Serena Williams? Well, read on...

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Women's World Cup - 5 Key Points

By Shane Thomas

At this point, I'd wager those who consider themselves progressive football fans are beginning to forget this summer's Women's World Cup. News of transfer rumours, and scrutinising the upcoming Premier League fixtures are at the forefront of one's mind, while the vicissitudes of the 24 teams in Canada are fading - like the remnants of a fever dream a few hours after waking up. Well, allow me to prolong the fever by enumerating five key take-aways from the tournament:

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Ashes 2015 Preview

By Shane Thomas

With the probable exception of the Summer Olympics, there's no sporting event I relish more than the Ashes. My dislike of the summer months is tempered by England versus Australia: five Test matches; a true and comprehensive examination of the cricketing strength of the two nations; cricket's oldest rivalry.