Return of the Mac: Steve McClaren’s re-appointment as Derby County head coach confirmed


In an extraordinary turn of events, Derby County have made former England boss Steve McClaren their head coach for the second time. McClaren returns to the iPro Stadium just 17 months after he was sacked from the role by current chairman Mel Morris. He signs a contract till the end of the 2017/18 season, with … More Return of the Mac: Steve McClaren’s re-appointment as Derby County head coach confirmed

Southgate off to winning start, ROI top the table, with Wales, Scotland and NI stumbling as World Cup Qualifiers reach Matchday #2 & #3


Another month, another round of international fixtures for the footballing world to feast upon. Usually these are routine matches, but this break in particular had a couple of tasty storylines involving our home nations; how would interim England boss Gareth Southgate get on in his first games in charge? Would Wales wilt under the pressure … More Southgate off to winning start, ROI top the table, with Wales, Scotland and NI stumbling as World Cup Qualifiers reach Matchday #2 & #3

Sam Allardyce leaves England job following damaging newspaper sting


The English national football team are once again without a manager, with Sam Allardyce leaving the post after just 67 days and one solitary game in charge. Following crunch talks with the English FA’s hierarchy at Wembley Stadium today, it has been announced that Allardyce leaves under mutual consent following damaging comments made  in an … More Sam Allardyce leaves England job following damaging newspaper sting

Quirky Kiwi comedy delivers laughs, adventure and plenty of heart – Hunt for the Wilderpeople Film Review


Taika Waititi is one of my favourite filmmakers at present. The first of his films I caught was 2010’s ‘Boy’, a fantastic comic coming-of-age tale, the second was the equally brilliant vampire mockumentary ‘What We Do In The Shadows’, and I’m delighted to report that his latest, ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’, is just as great, … More Quirky Kiwi comedy delivers laughs, adventure and plenty of heart – Hunt for the Wilderpeople Film Review

Is Max Verstappen the man to shake up Formula 1?


One quick look at the Formula 1 Drivers standings at present would give you the impression that the sport has been a no-holds barred thrill ride during the 2016 season. While the ongoing feud between the Mercedes’ of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg doesn’t look to be letting up, with the former leading the latter … More Is Max Verstappen the man to shake up Formula 1?

Home Nations kick-off World Cup campaign with unbeaten start on Matchday 1


After just three weeks of Premier League football, it’s time for the international break, and following a fine summer of football for most of the Home Nations (excusing England and Scotland from that), the focus switched to qualifying for the next World Cup, to be held in Russia in two years time. That questionable choice aside, … More Home Nations kick-off World Cup campaign with unbeaten start on Matchday 1