Anti-Fan Review: 2016 Snooker Masters.

This week I watched the Masters snooker. This is a competition where waistcoat-clad men (called ‘Snookerers’) from across the British Isles gather to compete to be the very best at shunting little balls around with a stick. Snooker is an indoor sport played on a tiny pitch, a pitch so small that it can be…

Football’s Dirty Secret: Does it have a drugs culture?

Madrid’s Provincial Court is to release its verdict this month on the appeals lodged against the destruction of the almost 200 blood bags which have been stored in Madrid as part of the Operación Puerto anti-doping probe. The decision to destroy evidence was baffling at the time and it was suspicious that it was only…

Making Haye: Former Champ has his eyes on the prize

While Sky channel 111 has long since catered to those yearning for a time when Jeremy Clarkson was still employed, its synonymy with the world of elite sports is rather less pronounced. Indeed, nocturnal airings of Takeshi’s Castle and Gladiators represent the height of the station’s athletic focus to date. As such, last week’s announcement that DAVE, the…

Memphis needs to focus on football

“Memphis should concentrate fully on football. It would be a shame if someone like Memphis is going to be wasted because of all this side stuff” – Ruud Gullit. A talented young player with a poor attitude; it has become a worryingly familiar trend in modern football. Memphis Depay arrived at Manchester United in May…

Spieth Issues Warning to Rivals with Dominant Win

Jordan Spieth has laid down a marker for his rivals to match after a scintillating display to win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. In his first PGA Tour start of the season, Spieth separated from the field and won by eight shots. It will be interesting to see how Rory McIlroy responds in Abu Dhabi…