Hey folks. I am not in much of a writing mood today so this is going to be a short one I am afraid. I wanted to pose a question to you: what is the difference between a game and a sport? “What on earth do you mean?” I hear you ask. Well think about it for a second. There are plenty of activities out there that we would classify as sport; football, rugby, tennis, athletics etc. What all these activities have in common is that it needs a level of skill and athleticism to participate in the properly. But then there are a number of activities out there that are classified as sport and while requiring definite skill, they do not require a specific level of fitness or athleticism. For example, darts, snooker, pool, bowls to name just a few. Do you think it is right that activities of this nature should be classified as sport? Or do you think a fairer classification would be “a game”? The men who play darts on the television are often very overweight, smoke and drink. They are in no way athletes like the modern day football player for example. Back in the 1980’s, many snooker players used to drink alcohol and smoke while playing world class snooker. Can they be described as sportsmen or athletes? I’m not so sure. I understand that this view will be written off by many as pure conjecture, but i believe there is some merit to my opinion, and it is just that, an opinion. But for the sake of stimulating a bit of conversation I thought i would put this out there. What are your thoughts? D you agree or disagree? Be sure to drop us a line to the usual addressSpor and let us know. I’ll publish your replies in a future post. Ta ta for now folks! Speak soon. Read more
Cricket is a complex game and can be difficult to watch and understand for the uninitiated. This is especially so as there are actually so many different forms of the game itself. It can certainly be confusing as a result of this. In this blog post I will attempt to break down and explain the different types of cricket that played around the world and give an overview of each. Read more
Hi, it’s Kev again. As it’s St George’s day today, I thought I would talk about my favourite English football heroes of all time. Here’s The countdown of my top 5: Read more
Adidas Predator; those iconic football boots that everyone wanted when they were first released and are still very popular today. 1994 saw the release of the very first pair, simply called Predator, and to this day there have been 12 different models, with many variations of each model. The boots have been at the forefront of football design for the past twenty years, which makes me feel old! In May of 2015, Adidas announced that they would be discontinuing production of the iconic boot, which has now insured its cult and legendary status. As you can see on their website http://www.adidas.com/us/predator Adidas talk of football evolving, and the evolution of the football boot, but we love the Predator and will always have a place in our hearts. Read more
So the next European Championship (disappointment) is in France, in 2016. Qualification should be a formality. We brushed aside Switzerland (considered our toughest opponents) in the first game and from then on it was just a matter of professionally dispatching all the other opponents. San Marino, Estonia, Slovenia and Lithuania (all footballing heavyweights ha-ha) have all been brushed aside, and realistically England should win every single game. If they donâ€™t then I think that should be considered a failure. We do this every time though. Smash the s%!t out of the qualifying and then get scared to death once the actual tournament comes around. I think after the World Cup last year, it finally dawned on most people (including me), that England are actually quite rubbish as a football team, and that expectations should be drastically lowered, apart from old â€˜Arry Redknapp, who has recently declared that â€œEngland can win Euro 2016â€�. What a plonker. What an absolute plonker. Itâ€™s these kinds of outbursts that fill delusional people with the hope of a good showing at a major finals. The last one was in 1996. Nearly twenty years ago. England were on home turf at Euro 96 and we made it to the semi-finals, and very nearly to the final. I was only 13 at the time but I can remember it vividly. It is good to see Danny Welbeck (I am an Arsenal fan by the way) doing well for the national side. Nobody has scored more goals in all of the qualifying groups and he looks like a lad who is enjoying playing for his country. Rooney is edging ever closer to Bobby Charltonâ€™s record England tally, and he has a perfect opportunity to grab it in qualifying when you look at the (lack of) quality of our opponents. It is a shame Fraser Forster got badly injured, as I would have liked to see Joe Hart come under a bit more pressure for his place in the side. That time will come though, as long as Forster makes a good recovery. Itâ€™s been a professional campaign so far, letâ€™s hope it stays that way! England! Read more
Hey guys. Football has of course been dominating my thoughts again today and I have been looking at Englandâ€™s World Cup squads throughout history. We have had some incredible players over the years and here is my â€˜Ultimate World Cup 11â€™. Will of course only feature players to play at a World Cup. Read more
This entry is hard to do guys. Those horrible couple of weeks in the summer of 2014 are burnt into my brain, I was so excited (why, I donâ€™t know, but itâ€™s something that happens to English football fans at every major tournament), the World Cup comes around every four years and provides us with the pinnacle of the game we all love. I wanted to write this entry because I want to try and make sense of it all, now that I am not angry and upset about it! Itâ€™s only a game after all (said no one, ever). Read more
Three Lions on a shirt! Ingerland, Ingerland, Ingerland!!! You get the picture? Nothing would give me more pleasure than seeing England lift a trophy. I go to all the games and know everything about the England football team. This is my blog so that you can hear all about it, if you are a huge football like me! My mates call me Kev!