Author: chris

Tose rues missed chances, but praises City’s character as they draw with Cheadle Town.

Tose rues missed chances, but praises City’s character as they draw with Cheadle Town.

Carlisle City manager James Tose was left frustrated by his sides’ finishing, despite coming from behind to draw 2-2 with mid-table Cheadle. City went in at half time a goal down, but equalised early in the second through Daniel Greenslades’ header. Cheadle restored their lead within two minutes, before top scorer McCartney restored parity just…

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Nothing ‘Toulouse’ for giant-killers Swinton as they prepare for world champions Wigan.

Nothing ‘Toulouse’ for giant-killers Swinton as they prepare for world champions Wigan.

APRIL 2017 Swinton Lions produced one of the great Challenge Cup shocks of recent times when they beat Huddersfield Giants three weeks ago. They go into this weekend’s clash with reigning Super League and world champions Wigan Warriors in confident mood after they edged high flying Toulouse 27-20 at Heywood Road to make it three wins…

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“It’s been a long, long time waiting, too long in my opinion”: Jeff Astle’s daughter reacts to long overdue dementia study.

“It’s been a long, long time waiting, too long in my opinion”: Jeff Astle’s daughter reacts to long overdue dementia study.

APRIL 2017 For Dawn Astle, the daughter of former West Brom great Jeff, “the overriding emotion is just relief” after the launch of a new study examining the link between football and dementia. The FA and PFA recently launched this new investigation to establish the extent to which footballers are suffering from brain injuries such…

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Euro 2016 Worst XI

Euro 2016 Worst XI

JULY 2016 I think it safe to say that Euro 2016 wasn’t a classic tournament. Yes, there were rare moments of brilliance and a couple of compelling stories, but as Alan Shearer rightly pointed out ‘Euro 2016 has been pretty dull’. Given that it is probably the worst major tournament in my lifetime it seemed…

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