James Taylor

American GP Summary

Despite starting from sixth on the grid, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the American Grand Prix and cinched his 50th race win of his career, entering the hall of fame alongside Vettel, Hamilton and Schumacher, amongst others. It was yet again another Sprint weekend in the F1 calendar, with qualifying...
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Posted Oct. 28, 2023

David de Gea leaves Manchester United

After 12 years at Old Trafford, it has been confirmed that goalkeeper David de Gea will be leaving the club following his contract expiration. His future has been the subject of speculation for months, with Manchester United offering de Gea a salary on reduced wages, before the club removed that...
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Posted Jul. 14, 2023

Tour de France: The Story so far

After nine days of intense racing, the world’s best cyclists have earnt their first rest day of this year’s Tour de France. This year’s race is especially demanding. There is just one time trial over the three-week tour, meaning the race favours the pure climbers. Included are four summit finishes...
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Posted Jul. 12, 2023

The perfect signing for Manchester United

This season has been full of personal landmarks for Harry Kane. He has become the all-time top scorer for both Tottenham Hotspur and England. His tally of 28 league goals (prior to the final day) would win the Golden Boot in most seasons, if it was not for the phenomenon...
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Posted May. 26, 2023

Women’s football weekend

Last weekend was all about women’s football as people up and down the country went to stadiums and watched on TV as ‘women’s football weekend’ unfolded. The weekend started in 2019, coinciding with an international break in the men’s game, as an initiative to attract more supporters to live matches....
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Posted Apr. 1, 2023

Why Crystal Palace are in trouble

No league wins in 2023. 27 points from 26 games. Two goals in their last five games. This is relegation form. If Crystal Palace are not careful, they will soon find themselves in the midst of a relegation scrap. Firstly, although this form is concerning for Palace fans, they have...
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Posted Mar. 11, 2023

United edge past Palace

Manchester United demonstrated their improved defensive resilience as their 10 men held on for three points against Crystal Palace to move into third place. The afternoon looked set to be a comfortable affair when Rashford doubled United’s advantage, following an early penalty converted by Bruno Fernandes. However, a Casemiro red...
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Posted Feb. 8, 2023

Away support, the real ‘magic of the cup’?

Jubilation or heartbreak? For football fans, away days often dictate these emotions. Seeing your team score a late winner away from home is an emotion like no other. Watching your team get demolished, while surrounded by jubilant home support, can be almost soul-destroying. If I was asked to describe what...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2023

Rashford completes derby turnaround

Manchester United came from behind at Old Trafford, to move a point behind Manchester City and right into a title race. A cautious opening hour was sparked into life by City substitute Jack Grealish, before Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford completed a United comeback. The first half was a cautious...
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Posted Jan. 15, 2023

Disappointment: Neymar Jr’s legacy

Neymar Junior. One of the most high-profile, skilful, talked about footballers in the world. Following another World Cup disappointment with pre-tournament favourites Brazil, what is Neymar’s legacy? Has he ever lived up to the expectations? Will he have a final chance at World Cup redemption? The 30-year-old went into this...
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Posted Dec. 14, 2022