#19) Lizzy Yarnold

#19) Lizzy Yarnold

Retirement is one of sport’s inevitabilities, alongside success, failure and injury. And while there will always be some upset at seeing their favourite athletes walking away, the mark of one that’s truly special is the universal outpouring of love sent their way after making the announcement. This is certainly the reaction afforded to Lizzy Yarnold [...]

WSL 2016 Preview – Part II

Here is the second part of my preview of the 2016 WSL. You can find the first part here: https://ransports.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/wsl-2016-preview-part-i/ Liverpool: History Although they won three successive FA Cups between 1994-1996, Liverpool have always been a team that have flitted in between the top and second tiers of the game. Although they were one of the [...]

Heroics cover over the cracks

After England’s rugby union side almost pulled off a sensational result against France last Sunday, many fans were left feeling extremely positive about their chances at the upcoming World Cup. However, they didn’t do quite enough and finished runners-up for the fourth successive Six Nations, meaning they haven’t won the event since 2011. The future [...]

Depression in Sport – still a long way to go

Last week, former professional footballer Clarke Carlisle admitted that his collision with a lorry back in December was no accident; it was an attempt to end his life. Such incidents involving professional sportsmen and women are, worryingly, becoming more common but Carlisle’s story is one of the most alarming. He is the ex-chairman of the [...]