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Chris Froome’s fourth victory in the Tour de France takes him within one of the all-time record that is shared between four of cycling’s greats. His latest win was achieved by the smallest margin of victory for ten years, during a fiercely competitive race in which most of the leading names arrived in good form… Continue reading >

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Following Nadal’s tenth French Open win yesterday, there was a suggestion made during television commentary that the organisers should consider renaming the trophy after him. It’d certainly be a fitting tribute to the Spaniard after he retires, and would not be an excessive gesture in recognising his dominance of the event. Superlatives have long since been… Continue reading >

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If one thing is clear from the results of last night’s general election, it’s that politicians still haven’t realised that they cannot use their positions of power to do whatever they like, and that they are ultimately held to account by the electorate. The Liberal Democrats learnt the hard way in 2015 when, following their… Continue reading >

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For the 32 clubs involved, the UEFA Champions League group stage draw is perhaps the most anticipated date of the football calendar not to involve an actual football. It’s an occasion when each club learns who they’ll face in the first stage of a competition on which so much importance is placed – not only… Continue reading >

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There were huge contrasts in the reaction to Jose Mourinho’s sacking as Chelsea manager on Thursday. Fans of Chelsea were understandably disappointed that the man who led the club during last season’s title win had now been removed as club manager. Meanwhile, Mourinho’s detractors – of which he has seen a growing number this season… Continue reading >

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Buying gifts should be simple, but the weeks leading up to Christmas seem to cause so much stress for many people. Budgets are stretched to breaking point as credit cards are filled up, and the amount of trips to shopping centres and cities that are required is seemingly endless – beginning long before December, and… Continue reading >

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Since the birth of a rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool a little more than a decade ago, there has rarely been an insignificant fixture between the two teams. Liverpool’s trio of semi final wins in the Champions League and FA Cup twice denied Jose Mourinho an opportunity to contest a European Cup final with Chelsea,… Continue reading >

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One thing that cannot be levelled at La Liga this season is a lack of drama, an often cited reason from fans with a strong preference for the English Premier League. Just as in England, the table is topped by one of the title favourites, but there are also some unlikely clubs in the mix,… Continue reading >

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The appointment of a new manager typically leads to an immediate impact, and Jurgen Klopp’s opening match in charge of Liverpool was no exception to that trend. Despite a promising start to the season, the Reds have looked distinctly average in most games since a impressive performance at Arsenal had led to genuine hope that the… Continue reading >