The Stat-Smith: Week Two

Every week, David Smith will provide unusual, impressive, and sometimes obscure stats from the world of sport.


Walk Like An Egyptian: Mohamed Elneny

From the city of El-Mahalla El-Kubra in the middle of the Nile Delta, to the heart of the Arsenal midfield. The story of Mohamed Elneny has seen a young boy who clutched a football in his sleep fire through the ranks of Egyptian and Swiss football, earning his place in the starting XI of London’s…

The Andy Fan: Why Barcelona must sign Andy Carroll

Suarez! Messi! Neymar! Each week, the loyal Catalonians gather at the Camp Nou to bask in the glory of this tremendous trio. Many claim that this is the best attacking triumvirate to have ever graced the same pitch. And one would be hard-pressed to disagree with such a statement; Messi – the diminutive Argentinian will one day go…

Kenny Egan: ‘Katie still the one to beat’

It’s been a week of highs and lows for Irish boxing, from Katie Taylor’s loss on Friday to wins for Brendan Irvine & David Oliver Joyce. Ronan Mullen caught up with former Olympic silver medalist, Kenny Egan, to assess Team Ireland’s chances heading into the Rio games this summer.

Masters Moving Day fails to take off

Spieth on verge of more records but Masters fails to find balance between excitement and challenge. Rory vs Spieth. Winners of four of the last six major titles. World number two vs world number three. Power vs precision. Etc, etc. Masters Saturday promised an epic duel between two of the best players in the world. Instead,…