Dasilva Hat-trick Hammers Hapless Hatters

Brentford 7-0 Luton Town A Josh Dasilva hat-trick inspired Brentford to a 7-0 rout over Luton, moving them to within one point of a play-off position. The Bees were 5-0 up at half-time thanks to two Dasilva goals and efforts from Oli Watkins, Bryan Mbeumo and Mathias Jensen. Brentford cruised through the second

“I had to do everything I could to hide any hints that I might have been gay” Greg McLean on the need for more LGBTQ+ education in football 

Greg McLean is a football coach at St Margarets Old Boys in Liverpool / Photo courtesy of Greg McLean

There are no openly LGBTQ+ players in men’s professional football in the United Kingdom.  Stonewall’s annual Rainbow Laces campaign is working towards changing that narrative and has run their campaign for two weeks every year since 2013.  Last year, football coach and club secretary at St Margaret's Old Boys in Liverpool, Greg

The trouble with boxing: Untangling the key moral arguments that continue to threaten the sport’s reputation

“The hardest of sports will be asking once again if the game is worth the candle. Quite a few of us who have been involved with it most of our lives share the doubts.” These are the words of late sportswriter, Hugh McIlvanney, after witnessing the fatal injuries suffered by Welsh

“Appalling, shocking, killing the game” – The quality of officiating is holding back the WSL’s development

On the 16th and 17th November, fans across the United Kingdom were treated to the first-ever Women’s Football Weekend. It was seen as a step in the right direction with a number of WSL matches played at the Premier League grounds and numerous attendance records shattered in different parts of

A Dive Towards the Future: Chiara Pellacani dreams big for Tokyo 2020

At only 17 years old, Chiara Pellacani is already a two-time European Champion, in both springboard and platform. Yet, her career has only just begun, and she is now training to qualify for next year’s Olympics in Tokyo. When Pellacani was a child, she used to do lifesaving swimming. She took

The managerial sack race

Once again, Unai Emery and his side left the pitch to some vigorous boos after their 2-2 draw against Southampton at home despite coming from behind at the Emirates last weekend. At the end of the Jubilee line, Manuel Pellegrini received the same treatment after he failed to continue Tottenham Hotspur’s

Ryan Campbell: The Aussie leading a Dutch cricketing revival

The oldest player to debut in a T20 International. The only cricketer to represent both Australia and Hong Kong internationally. Both are true of Ryan Campbell. The former Western Australia wicket keeper batsmen represented Australia in two one day internationals and later at the age of 43 debuted for Hong Kong at

Regal Court – A Symbol for London’s Blooming Hoops Culture

When you think of sports in the United Kingdom, basketball is probably not the first that comes to mind. Football? They go nuts for it. Rugby? For sure. But basketball? That’s not a sport that is widely considered a ‘British’ one.   The Great Britain national team has only featured at two

Tainted cultures, state-sponsored doping & blurred lines: how easy is it for elite athletes to stay clean?

These days it’s hard to go more than a week without seeing exploits of a new drugs scandal within sport.  Almost five years after the revelations of state-sponsored doping in Russia came to light, the entire sporting world is still reeling from the issue, and little has been resolved. And more

Thomas Frank on comparing Watkins to Ronaldo and changing Brentford’s perception ahead of the Blackburn game

Often perceived as a mid-table Championship side, Brentford’s performances this season have suggested anything but. Manager Thomas Frank and the coaching and non-coaching staff at the London club have done wonders in making them push for a play-off berth and give the side a distinct identity. The switch from a three-man defence to a