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This or That #3: Ashwin Raman

Our “This or That” series continues with football writer, Ashwin Raman. Find out whether he picked boxers or briefs and more on Playrface.

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Olympic Games design (1896-2020)

An Olympic historian has gathered over 6,000 images for a new book from Niggli. I love Olympic Games designs. They are the pinnacle of the craft (most of the time) and I’ve always wanted a design compendium for that reason. And I might have to get this one. Olympic historian Markus Osterwalder collected around 6,500 […]

Finland - the home of the Hobby Horse Championship

Finland – the home of the Hobby Horse Championship

Enthusiasts join together once a year for the hobby horse tournament. I didn’t know this was a thing but apparently it is. The annual Hobby Horse Championships will be held in Finland in June. In 2017, the tournament attracted an “estimated 1,000 spectators” and around 200 competitors, mostly girls aged between 10-18. This year’s championships […]

Oliver Sykes

Snooker starlet Oliver Sykes is one to watch

The 12-year-old wants to emulate the likes of Judd Trump and Ronnie O’Sullivan. I remember growing up I got a mini snooker table. It was a Steve Davis endorsed table and I played it all the time. I even copied his bridge hand. I played with my dad on real tables but they dried up […]


Happy Birthday Eurosport! Promos from 1990 (VIDEO)

Eurosport has come on leaps and bounds since it started on 5th February 1989. Here are some promos from their first birthday. I’m a nerd for 90s TV adverts and idents. Although the 00s were my teenage years, I still remember the 90s fondly as a young child. I only had cable TV until I […]

10 Sports Writers You Should Follow

10 Sports Writers You Should Follow On Twitter

It all started with a simple question that I didn’t answer properly. I was asked – and I’m paraphrasing now – what writers did I always read when I saw their articles. I only gave one name at the time (and he features in this list) and drew a blank. It wasn’t until much later […]


The Luckiest Strike Ever

Sometimes, a gutter ball isn’t truly a gutter ball as this bowler shows. I’ve always wanted this to happen to me but while I wait, I can bask in someone else’s glory. The bowler’s throw landed right in the gutter and as far as everyone was concerned, that was the end of the round. But […]

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This or That #2: Dave Black aka @CM9798

Our next interviewee for “This or That” is Championship Manager 97/98 enthusiast, Dave Black. You may remember we featured Dave as part of this CM9798 Cup tournament. We’re happy to have him take part in our This or That series where we ask someone in sport a series of questions and they have to choose […]

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This or That #1: Jon Mackenzie

In our new series “This or That”, we ask the important questions to a variety of people in sport. Our first volunteer is sports writer Jon Mackenzie. There’s a lot of sports discourse out there: opinion pieces, analytical writing, interviews, sports reports. It’s a lot to take in. This or That cuts away all the […]