“I believe in this team” – Takis Fyssas talks World Cup play-offs and Euro 2004

With Greece facing a winner-takes-all World Cup play-off against Croatia, Matt Horsman tracked down one of the stars of the country’s incredible Euro 2004 winning campaign, Takis Fyssas, to ask him about Greece’s chances this time around and what it was like to be a European Champion. The underdog story is

“I always want to keep my family as the number one priority” – Sophie Bubb on juggling motherhood with extreme endurance racing

As far as extreme sports go, an Ironman race in thirty-plus degrees in near total humidity on a remote Hawaiian island is about as extreme as you can get. Throw in two children under the age of five to look after and the difficult race seems to border on the impossible. This

The Carabao Cup – farcical, archaic and a down right waste of time

What do you get when you mix the second most popular energy drink in Thailand, Charlton Athletic and John Salako? An absolute balls-up. In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no-one, selling the sponsorship rights to a company based well over 5,000 miles away from where the competition takes

Sports Gazette’s Champions Cup Predictions

With the Champions Cup starting this weekend, Sports Gazette’s two rugby correspondents Danny Ruddock and Matt Horsman give their predictions for the season ahead. Pool Winners Pool 1 Danny - La Rochelle Going to go with La Rochelle here. They play a fantastic brand of rugby and have picked up where they left

Jeff Stelling: Hartlepool, history and heroes

What makes Gillette Soccer Saturday so great? This week Sports Gazette’s Matt Horsman had an exclusive interview with Jeff Stelling to try and find out the secrets behind the show’s enormous success. For the British footballing fan, Jeff Stelling and the whole gang on Soccer Saturday have provided a myriad of

Eddie’s Exiled XV – The Missing Men From Jones’ Most Recent England Squad

After Eddie Jones’ controversial squad announcement for his training camp in Oxford later this month to prepare for the autumn internationals, Matt Horsman takes a look at those players overlooked, and the depth in English rugby.   Eddie’s Exiled XV 1. Alex Waller, 27, uncapped I am a huge fan of Waller.

‘From Dortmund With Love’ – A True Footballing Romance

Dortmund fans are often referred to as the best fans in the world, but what makes them so special, and why do they follow their club with such passion? Matt Horsman went undercover to find out. On Wednesday night, I was fortunate enough to tick off two sizeable items on my