With the news that the Premier League is set to return on June 17, James Bagby looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the beautiful game and what there is left to play for this season.
A Life Without Amateur Sport
A Life Without Amateur Sport With Amateur Sport off the table for the forseeable future, Rob Hunt, James Bagby and Nick Powell look at what has been missing in a life without Amateur Sport You aren’t as fit as you think you are, Rob Hunt One thing has to be made clear: football isn’t a […]
The New Normal? Covid-19 and Sport in 2020
The New Normal? Covid-19 and Sport in 2020 James Bagby looks at the way that viewing sport has changed since its slow re-emergence as lockdown restrictions gradually ease For the first time in the era of Coronavirus, live football and golf graced our TVs. They were not the same sports that we once knew, with […]
Winners and Losers
Winners and Losers The postponement of Euro 2020 is another of the many disappointing sporting consequences to Coronavirus. The first edition of the tournament to be held across multiple countries has been pushed back to 2021 and the news has left fans and players alike saddened to miss out on a potentially glorious summer of […]
North London Nonsense – who’s worse off?
With Arsenal and Spurs way off the pace this season, James Bagby assesses the situation in North London. Arsenal and Tottenham are in crisis. At the start of the season, not many pundits were predicting newly promoted Sheffield United to be sitting above the two rivals in the Premier League table. With the two teams […]
The Long Game: Football’s Fallen Prodigies
For the latest instalment of our Long Game series, James Bagby takes a look at two young footballing talents – just two of many – whose careers are yet to take off. Football has always had the potential for players failing to live up to hype. There are not many sports that scrutinise players from […]
Lewandowski: Greatest Striker of the Modern Era?
After Lewandowski hit 20 goals for the 2019-20 season, our Sports writers put forward their own Greatest Strikers of the Modern Era, in an attempt to challenge Bayern’s big No.9. It’s late October. The season is well warmed up, with clubs and players alike finding the form – and with it the expectations – that […]
Devon Derby: Exeter emphatic in 4-0 hammering of Plymouth
With the noise inside St James Park reaching unprecedented levels, Michael Rudling and James Bagby watched Exeter record a convincing defeat of their county rivals. Exeter City returned home in style after a difficult couple of away games, with an emphatic 4-0 win over Devon rivals Plymouth Argyle at St James Park on Saturday. The […]