The film everyone’s talking about; does La La Land deliver on the hype?


It was with trepidation I entered the cinema to see one of the most talked about films of early 2017: the love letter to Hollywood,¬†‘La La Land’. I was not disappointed…at least I think I wasn’t. There were parts that were perfect, the score boomed and the musical elements of the film, not something I’m … More The film everyone’s talking about; does La La Land deliver on the hype?

Mel Gibson makes movie magic in harrowing WW2 true story drama Hacksaw Ridge


Mel Gibson is a divisive figure of rampant controversy among Hollywood royalty. He may have been excluded from the silver screen as an actor, for comments which won’t be brought up in this review, but he can still make a fine film, and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is no exception. In fact, for a man who made … More Mel Gibson makes movie magic in harrowing WW2 true story drama Hacksaw Ridge

One Month with McClaren; can the Rams turn their season around?


A month is a long time in professional football, eighteen of them is even longer. When Steve McClaren was re-appointed Derby County manager just one month ago, the fanbase was split. Some said his acrimonious sacking¬†in May 2015 as the Rams capitulated at the end of the 2014/15 season was just desserts as his pursuit … More One Month with McClaren; can the Rams turn their season around?

World Cup Qualifiers Matchday #4: The oldest rivalry in the world continues…


Finishing off the international calendar for the year were a series of tasty looking games for our Home Nations. It was the first competitive fixture of the century for the oldest rivalry in world football, England v Scotland at Wembley Stadium. In Belfast, Northern Ireland’s focus was on doing a respectable job against Azerbaijan, while … More World Cup Qualifiers Matchday #4: The oldest rivalry in the world continues…

President Trump; 2016’s sickest joke yet?


First came the passings of Messrs Bowie and Prince in the infancy of this year to end all years. Then the UK’s own political reboot occurred with the Brexit episode in the summer, repercussions of which are still unfelt and unfolding in achingly slow fashion. Now this… An electoral candidate whose campaign relied upon hatred … More President Trump; 2016’s sickest joke yet?

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