EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Darren Till – At The Spearhead Of British MMA

“I’m going to be the biggest name in mixed martial arts by the end of this year.” Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Darren Till was embracing the jubilant aftermath of his victory against Bojan Velickovic at at UFC Fight Night 115, an unsparing performance that led the judges to unanimously award Till with the win. The Liverpool native was…

The UK Is Not A Football Union

“Football’s coming home”, that phrase is fast becoming the most overused phrase of 2018, the only thing used more is “Donald Trump scandal”. England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia has seen this phrase spike and people lose a sense of style and buy clothing from M&S. England is rejoicing and…

My idol

Zinedine Yazid Zidane, zizou. The epitome of beauty and elegance And yet an image of fiery passion When I feel alone at night, which is often than it should be. When I feel overwhelmed and helpless. I go onto YouTube Type down “ Zidane vs brazil 2006” I click the video, switch off all the…

A ‘real honour’ for Joseph’s Goal Ambassador Roberto Martinez

By Alastair Hancock Former Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez said he was honoured to be part of a charity game between his former club and Manchester City that will raise awareness of a rare genetic disorder. Joseph’s Goal is a Wigan charity in aid of Joseph, a brave boy who has Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH), very…

Manchester crowned Two Cities Varsity Challenge champions after comfortable win

By Alastair Hancock The University of Manchester men’s rugby league team won the Two Cities Varsity Challenge after comfortably beating the University of Salford at the Regional Arena on Friday night. Manchester’s 44-6 victory saw them lift a second trophy in as many weeks after beating their local rivals last Wednesday in the Conference Cup…

MMA’s Fighting Families: 8 Relatives Who Compete In The Cage

Fighting. At its most primal core, fighting is an animalistic nature that has been instinctive in human beings for thousands of generations, pivotal in the process of survival of the fittest. Today, however, survival of the fittest is starkly different in modern civilised society and inside the caged walls of the fighting stage is one…

Late leveller for Wigan concludes thriller against Scunthorpe

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic lost ground on the top of League One as they rescued a point in an epic 3-3 draw against Scunthorpe United at the DW Stadium on Saturday. The Latics could only salvage a draw in what was their 400th league match at the DW Stadium, as substitute Gary Roberts…

Top 10 Greatest Relegation Escapes Of All Time

Relegation battles, they are without a shadow of doubt the most nerve-racking experience any football fan can endure. Every week you go to your team’s game following your rivals more than your own side, you pray and beg for luck and your heart does more laps than your stomach after a Saturday night kebab. Getting…

Wigan back to winning ways in league

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic beat Rochdale 1-0 at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon to resume their promotion push after two consecutive league defeats. Both teams went into the game on the back of FA Cup 5th Round shocks as the Latics famously beat Manchester City 1-0 on Monday night, while Dale drew…

Wigan woe after Warrington win

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Warriors lost for the first time in the 2018 Super League after a 16-10 defeat to Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night. Three goals separated the two sides as Tom Lineham and Ryan Atkins scored for the Wolves whilst Liam Marshall and Tony Clubb got Wigan’s…