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Redknapp departure could be blessing in disguise for QPR

It ended up being his knees. Not the millions of pounds wasted, not the bizarre tactic–free team selections or the eleven consecutive defeats away from home but dodgy knees that finally forced Harry ‘’Arry’ Redknapp out of Queens Park Rangers. He quit the club after 105 games in charge, one relegation, one fluked promotion and […]

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Juan Roman Riquelme – A case for the ‘beautiful’ footballer

Speaking after his side’s 3-2 FA Cup win over Brighton last weekend, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger proclaimed that ‘if you love football, you love Tomas Rosicky.’ Whilst the virtuoso performance of ‘the little Mozart’ made this statement easy to agree with, the very same weekend saw the retirement of one man who fit this conditional […]

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Calum Macleod – the spearhead for Scottish Cricket’s resurgence

Calum MacLeod is the epitome of Scottish cricket’s resurgence. Aggressive, athletic and successful on the field for his country and at his county side Durham, open, charming and positive off it. His development from a frustrating and frustrated all-rounder to a fearsome top order batsmen is one of the main reasons the nation has qualified […]

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Edinburgh cricketers disappoint indoors despite Braithwaite blitz

The Edinburgh University Men’s Indoor Cricket 2st XI produced a poor first opening display of 2015 in the Cricket Scotland Media 6s tournament. This is an event that they have enjoyed a good deal of recent success in, and as such their two defeats to Stuart Melville Royal High and Stenhousemuir CC were certainly a […]

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1st VI win out in opening BUCS battle of Edinburgh’s cricketers

Such has been the dominance of Edinburgh University’s indoor cricket sides in recent years that both the 1st and 2nd VI have been promoted into the Northern Premier division for the 2014-15 season. Before being able to test themselves against the best players from the North of England, however, they launched their seasons with an […]

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Edinburgh’s women start indoor cricket season with a bang

The Edinburgh University Cricket Club Women’s first VI kicked off the club’s 2014-15 indoor season with a Cricket Scotland tournament at Loretto School in Musselburgh. Shorn of many senior players due to injury, essay deadlines and European city breaks, a relatively inexperienced side captained by Fleur Cousens were placed in a pool with club sides […]

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Barcelona a catalyst for Catalan independence

Catalan independence is, perhaps, not the most obvious topic to be gracing the Sport section of this newspaper.  With recent domestic experiences still fresh in the memory, our Comment writers provide a quite excellent take on what is represented increasingly as a seismic shift in the Spanish political landscape. It sits in this section, however, […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: who and what to watch at Gleneagles

How can the Ryder Cup hope to follow up 2012’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’? The last time Europe and America locked horns on the golf course, the world was witness to one of the greatest sporting comebacks ever and now Gleneagles has to find a way to back that up. Many of the characters are the […]