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Richard Coleman

Opinionated sports fan and digital marketer with a Business degree. Old enough to have witnessed first-hand Lewis and Holyfield's controversial draw in New York and England's magnificent Rugby World Cup win in Sydney. Young enough to hopefully still see Everton win something - someday.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: The Sutton United team celebrate after the final whistle in the changing room after the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on January 17, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Why We All Should Have A Soft Spot For Sutton Ahead Of Arsenal Tie

Premier League high-flyers Arsenal take on National League strugglers Sutton United on Monday evening, who are hoping to pull off one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history. But with both Arsene Wenger and the world’s oldest association cup competition fighting for modern day credibility, something has got to give on the minnows’ third generation playing surface.  Not taking …

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CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 26: Captain Davis Love III of Team USA speaks during a press conference prior to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 26, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Why USA’s ‘Best Ever’ Ryder Cup Team Will Probably Be Second Best, Again

Captain Davis Love’s last pick is (finally) in and his “best ever golf team” is complete to take on a Team Europe lineup labeled “the worst team they’ve had in years”. Home advantage and vastly superior average world rankings over a Poulter-less European team may suggest a Minnesota mauling for Darren Clarke’s side… I wouldn’t bet on it. Ryder Cup week …

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European Reunion: Premier League Well Represented At The Euros

As the 2016 European Championships kick off in France this weekend, England will be hoping they don’t make a swift exit from this particular european union and remain beyond June 23. The English Premier League (EPL) is contributing more players to this summer’s tournament than any other league. And the rebranded English Football League (EFL) will proudly provide just as …

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BASEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18: Team captain Jose Antonio Reyes of Sevilla poses for photograhs with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

How Unai Emery And Sevilla Made European Football History

They’ve done it again. For the fifth time in 10 years and the third year in succession, Sevilla FC are UEFA Europa League champions – and the cup specialists could still win a third Copa del Rey in the same golden period when they face Barcelona on Sunday. The reward of Champion’s League qualification for the Europa League winners has …

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Willett Be The First Of Many Major Wins For Danny?

Danny Willett upset defending champion Spieth to become only second English golfer to win the Masters in 80 years. Congratulations to Daniel John Willett, 28 years old from Rotherham. No, he’s not the latest lottery winner (although he is considerably richer for his efforts), ‘Danny’ is England’s latest big sporting success story. Less than four years since his maiden professional …

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The Twelve Champs Of Christmas

Professional boxing has helped put the ‘Great’ back in Britain in 2015, giving us fans no less than a dozen reigning World Champions to celebrate. What a year for British and Northern Irish boxing. And how better to celebrate our record haul of championship belts at this time of year than with a carol? You know the original Twelve Days …

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What Can England Learn From The Euro 2016 Qualifying Statistics?

The full time whistle has blown on the qualifying matches for France 2016 and we now have our line-up for the finals next summer. England have qualified from Group E with a ‘perfect’ 100% record but UEFA’s statistics from the qualifying matches leave me a little concerned. _____ Premier League statistics often show us that possession isn’t everything. It’s what …

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If England’s Euro 2016 Qualifying Opponents Were English Clubs Who Would They Be?

On a scale of Manchester City to Newport County, England would be about an Everton. But how would England’s Euro 2016 qualifying opponents fare against English club sides? _____ Ten out of ten for England – they made what looked like an easy qualifying process look exactly that. But have you ever debated how certain international teams would match up against …

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Was The 2015 World Cup The Best Tournament To Date?

Even before its final match, England 2015 was hailed as the best Rugby World Cup ever. Is it a deserved title, but what are the indicators of a great tournament? It was a fitting finale to an engaging six-week festival of rugby union and the careers of some of it’s superstar performers. The two best teams battled it out in front of a capacity …

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