Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Politics of Sport: Brexit Could Spell a Farewell for Team GB

By Jonathan Wilkinson

4th August 2012 – Super Saturday. The greatest day in the history of British Sport. A day when Great Britain would win 6 Gold medals at the London Olympics. In the Olympic Stadium itself, 3 golds were delivered by Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford. As Shane described it...

    “But it was a day for Britain. A day to cherish and revel in. 24 hours that will be recounted for generations. Whatever positive emotions you felt as a result of British success, remember it, hold onto it. As we'll never see a day as glorious as this one again.”[1]

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Arjen Robben's Final Failure

By Shane Thomas

It's morbidly self-indulgent for one to look back over what they have written in the past, but it turned out quite useful in this instance. After the 2010 World Cup final, I wrote of Arjen Robben's performance, "A good performance from the Bayern Munich man, but the bottom line is he missed two great chances that would have given the Netherlands the World Cup. When his chance came to seize the occasion, he choked."

Saturday, 25 June 2016

A Sporting Epic Completes The Legend of LeBron James

By Shane Thomas

This was the NBA's version of the Thrilla' in Manilla; the basketball equivalent of Manchester United and Arsenal at Villa Park in 1999; Federer and Nadal at Wimbledon 2008 on the hardwood.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

So, How Did England Do Against Russia?

By Shane Thomas

This is something of an odd feeling for fans of the England men's team today. Not specifically having to reconcile a disappointing result, but that it dovetailed with a performance that was - if not as brilliant as some have claimed - on the encouraging side.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Euro 2016 - England Squad Preview

By Shane Thomas

The England men''s team begin their Euro 2016 campaign against Russia later today, so it's just as well that I've managed to get this preview of Roy Hodgson's squad done before kick-off.