“I just knew in my bones that I’d get another chance to finish it off”: Michael Thomas and co captured in new documentary: 89

“Something happened that everybody said was impossible.”  These were the words of Lee Dixon, speaking at the premiere of 89, a new documentary film that tells the story of Arsenal’s fabled last-minute league win over Liverpool in 1989.  Dixon - an executive producer of the film and full back in that championship

MLB 2017 Season Review

As the curtain falls on another season of Baseball, with the Houston Astros crowned World Series winners, the Sports Gazette takes a look back on what was a memorable season in the MLB.  The World Series http://gty.im/869782388 Where to start but the Fall Classic? This year Baseball’s biggest prize certainly lived up to

Paris Masters: The Last Chance Saloon

This week marks the beginning of the end of one of sport’s most complicated qualification processes. The Paris Masters is the ninth and final ATP Masters 1000 tour event, the third tier of men’s professional tennis behind Grand Slams and the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals.  To backtrack, the ATP (Association of

(Sticking) Up for the Carabao Cup

The Milk/Littlewoods/Rumbelows/Coca-Cola/Worthington/Carling/Capital One/Carabao Cup, otherwise known as the League Cup, is English football’s secondary knockout cup competition, and surely its most derided. This year in particular, the trophy has been subjected to an array of criticism, mainly surrounding a couple of admittedly farcical draws. Whilst this has led many to

Thirteen Years of Lionel Messi

On 17th October 2004, Lionel Messi replaced Deco in the 82nd minute of Barcelona's 1-0 away win at Espanyol. This weekend, 13 years on, Messi will likely play a more significant role in his side’s first big test of the league season: an away trip to Atletico Madrid Messi’s week thus

The Joys of Soporific Sports

With the European Championship of Bowls coming to a close on Friday, here at the Sports Gazette we consider the joys of watching some of the world’s slower sports. Whilst we view Football, Rugby and Tennis players as quasi-Superheroes with unattainable physiques and skill-sets, some of the stars of Baseball, Curling,

Six of the Best: Winning Streaks

The Cleveland Indians finally had their 22-game winning run broken on Friday night by the Kansas City Royals, bringing to an end the second-longest streak in Major League Baseball history. In light of this, we take a look at six of sport’s most impressive winning streaks, and in the process

Fans left in the dark as crowd trouble mars Arsenal v Cologne tie

Arsenal's Europa League fixture against Cologne on Thursday was postponed for an hour, creating an atmosphere of confusion around the ground. There was a unique atmosphere inside the Emirates Stadium when Arsenal’s Europa League match against Cologne finally kicked off at 9:05pm on Thursday. Supporter segregation was compromised as pockets of