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Does the ‘City of Culture’ award really benefit its recipient?

In 2008, Liverpool was bestowed the title of European Capital of Culture, resulting in 9.7 million visitors to the city that year, an increase of 34 per cent from the…

Reborn Jozy Altidore a shadow of his former self

The score is 3-1 with just over 30 minutes left, and 30 yards from goal a hulk of a man stands over a dead ball, primed to pull his team…

Sunderland make history, but not the good kind

Sunderland have won the dubious award of the worst start in the history of the Premier League. A far cry from their status as the “Bank of England” club in…

O’Neill providing old school leadership for resurgent Irish

Tackles flew in left, right and centre, regardless of the path or position of the ball. Two managers and one very angry assistant of considerable notoriety cajoled, roared and pushed…

Losing is a Part of Life, Get Used to it

“You win some, you lose some”. It’s a phrase that applies to all sporting contests, and football is no exception. Sometimes you win 3-1, sometimes you lose 2-0. Or in…