Mauricio Pochettino Faces Difficult Challenge in Earning His Spurs

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Daniel Levy has been the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur since 2001, and has seen the back of no fewer than nine managers during his time at the club. Needless to say, spurs fans will hope the arrival of highly rated Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino form Southampton will bring some much needed stability to the club. Continue reading

Cricket: Jos Buttler – The Man To Give Matt Prior Sleepless Nights

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It came as no shock to the cricketing world when Jos Buttler expressed his astonishment at how quickly his test call-up came, especially as it was only a few months since England captain Alastair Cook expressed that he did not believe the wicketkeeper was ready to make the transition to test cricket. Continue reading

Moeen Ali’s Rapid Rise To Test Match Cricket

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The unexpected retirement of Graeme Swann during the middle of England’s 2013-14 ashes tour of Australia came as a savage blow, particularly as England were attempting to avoid a whitewash. Unsurprisingly, his absence was felt as Australia went on to brutally destroy an uncharacteristically below par England team 5-0. There was no question that Swann would be greatly missed as he was so often a match winner, a fine fielder and his contribution to the chemistry of the dressing room was fundamental. Continue reading

Walter Tull; Pioneering Footballer and First Black Army Officer of World War 1

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Walter Tull was the first black officer in the British Army. He was orphaned at just 9 years of age, later to become a professional footballer with Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town. He was only the second person of mixed heritage to play in the top division of the football league. Tull was promoted to Second Lieutenant after bravery in action at the Somme. He died in action in 1918, aged 29, and sadly was never awarded recognition due to the color of his skin. Continue reading