As Harry Kane departed the field on 64 minutes last weekend to make way for Erik Lamela, Tottenham were in a comfortable position. But two goals and an ice pack later, the legitimacy of their quest for the Champions League is under heavy fire. With £26 million flop Roberto Soldado signing for Villarreal and Emmanuel Adebayor still frozen out, Spurs played the last half hour … Continue reading Is Saido Berahino the man to solve Tottenham’s striking dilemma?
With chants of “spend” and ‘boos’ erupting just one game into Arsenal’s 2013/14 Barclays Premier League campaign it appears the pressure is mounting on Arsene Wenger. With a squad clearly lacking the ability to challenge for the Premier League title, there are suggestions that it could be another disappointing season and quite possibly too late to turn it around. On the surface, this may seem … Continue reading In Arsene We Trust?: Has Wenger’s Time Ran Out?
It would appear an obvious statement to claim that despite there being hundreds of tennis players, it is a select few that have earned the title of “Grand Slam Champion”. The latest addition to this select group was Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, who just over 40 days ago was celebrating a Wimbledon triumph over the underrated German Sabine Lisicki. It appeared that this was to be the … Continue reading Au Revoir Marion: The Shock Retirements of Professional Tennis
Today saw one of the most anticipated London Marathons in recent years take place, less than a week after the horrific scenes of Boston. But far from being preturbed by this, the crowds came out in their usually high numbers to support both the elite and 36,000 fun runners participating for a huge range of fantastic charities. These crowds were not be disappointed either with … Continue reading Virgin London Marathon 2013 Review
With it seemingly likely that Frank Lampard won’t receive a contract extension at Chelsea, theknightlyblog investigates why it is crucial that Abramovich swallows his pride and finally offers Frank the extension he deserves. Goals When you consider Lampard, the first element of his play that springs to mind is the trademark long range strikes, fizzing past helpless goalkeepers. In fact, you would struggle to name … Continue reading Frankie Goes Nowhere: Why Chelsea Shouldn’t Let Lampard Leave
A man never far away from debate has seemingly sparked the biggest controversy of his career after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. The “Blade Runner” is often in the news due to his participation with able-bodied athletes, as it has often been cited that his metal prosthetics give him an unfair advantage over able-bodied athlete. This was found to not be true … Continue reading How the mighty fall: Oscar Pistorius becomes the latest idol to lose credibility
Yesterday, new financial regulations were agreed by the Premier League, meaning that teams who spend heavily could find themselves facing a points deduction, starting from next season. Barely scraping the two-thirds majority that it needed, the new regulations were only just passed as 13 of the 19 clubs (due to Reading abstaining) who voted, voted in favour of the new regulations, meaning that all that … Continue reading The new Premier League Financial Regulations: Good or Bad?