“I think a lot of people just have no idea what it is”: Iain Ballentine on Rollerskiing in Hyde Park

Team GB won five medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this year, setting a new record. Another was set in the broadcasting figures of the games: more than 30 million people in the UK watched the BBC’s coverage alone. But in a country where our environment certainly isn’t

A Day at the Arsenal Museum

Despite a tricky couple of years on the pitch, Arsenal fans stand by their history. They became the first London club to win England’s top flight in 1931 and remain the capital’s most decorated side domestically, with 13 league titles and the same number of FA Cups.  This history is well

“I so believed that we were actually going to get to the top six”: Dean Smith reflects on a frustrating season for Brentford

TS Eliot famously wrote - in his modernist epic The Waste Land - that ‘April is the cruellest month.’ Whilst the poet is here referencing the degradation of humanity, the line in fact seems cannily relevant to domestic football: April signals what many deem ‘the business end’ of the season.  For

One step too far: a requiem for the Panini football sticker

Got, got need: Panini stickers are back! Cue the inevitable blitz of your local newsagent, the frustration as you tear open a pack only to be met with your 16th adhesive likeness of Graeme Le Saux, and the impromptu swap markets that will spring up in every park, office and school

Wilt Chamberlain and the Unbreakable Scoring Record

The debate surrounding sport’s unbreakable records always provides a fascinating microcosmic insight into the nature of competition at the highest level. Today marks the anniversary of perhaps one of the most enduring statistics in the world of professional sport: Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game.  To speculate on the nature of sporting records,

Why don’t we play Baseball in the UK? An afternoon with the Bracknell Inferno

With Major League Baseball Spring Training just around the corner, it isn’t long before America’s Game returns to our screens for the summer months. Whilst the sport’s history means that it is completely synonymous with the States in a way that American Football and Basketball perhaps aren’t, Baseball has somewhat faded

“If we beat Wycombe on Sunday, we can get anyone”: Zaki Oualah on Leatherhead’s FA Cup adventure

The FA Cup returns this weekend, and the tie of the second round sees Isthmian League Premier Division Leatherhead - the lowest ranked side left in the competition - go to Adams Park to face Wycombe Wanderers. Sports Gazette spoke to the Tanners goalkeeper Zaki Oualah ahead of their biggest