Power Surge

Adnan Khurshid Phil “The Power” Taylor is, according to many commentators and pundits, playing some of the best darts of his life. Last month when he demolished Gary Anderson to lift the Grand Slam of Darts 2011 title, he did so in some style. A 16-4 victory coming as a surprise to many, who backed … Continue reading

MMU Clinch Win over Neighbour

Adam Costello MMU’s Rugby League side displayed their own unique brand of team spirit and staunch determination to topple Salford University when the two met, in what was a heated encounter on an otherwise freezing cold Wednesday afternoon. The visitors came with a sky high reputation and confidence to match, having been able to boast … Continue reading

So near yet so far, Another false climax as Australia take Four Nations

Liam Conway England 8 – 30 Australia It seems like a nightmare that keeps happening over and over again but each time one believes that it might be finally coming to an end. Going into the Four Nations final many allowed themselves to get slightly carried away in thinking that England may be victorious against … Continue reading

Football World in Shock and Grief following tragic death of Gary Speed

Daniel Jackson ‘The world has lost a great man in Gary Speed. I’m devastated spoke to him yesterday morning Why! Why! Why!! I’ll miss him so much x’ Above is a tweet from Robbie Savage, a man who knew Gary Speed better than most. It shows just a fraction of how much the sudden death … Continue reading

Five Star MMU ease past Cumbria

Daniel Taylor MMU 2nd XI 5-0 Cumbria MMU made easy work of Cumbria University with a five-goal thrashing on Wednesday afternoon at Hough End Playing Fields. The home side could have been ahead earlier than they were, but failed to find the target with an early shot that drifted across the face of goal, unfortunately … Continue reading

Federer Ends Season In Style

Josh Daniels This week has seen the most exclusive tournament in tennis, the ATP World Tour Finals. Only the top eight ranked players are invited and the tennis is often majestic. This year the players invited to London’s O2 were: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Thomas Berdych and … Continue reading

Time Management

Stephen Grimes Last week, Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his 25th anniversary at the helm of Manchester United, an accomplishment that he called a “fairytale” and given the recent climate in Premiership football this will not occur again for a long time, if ever. Unfortunately, Steve Kean’s term in office so far reads more like a … Continue reading

The Green Baize on a downward spiral?

Adnan Khurshid Just last week the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, celebrated 40 years since it first opened its doors to the nation. There is no doubt as to what has been its main source of attention during this period of time, the World Snooker Championships. Since 1977 the arena has played host to some of the … Continue reading

MMU Sports Results

HOME RESULTS   League Badminton Manchester Metropolitan University Womens 1st  1 – 7  Keele University Womens 1st   KnockoutRound Trophy Basketball Manchester Metropolitan University Mens 1st  63 – 67  University of Cambridge Mens 1st   KnockoutRound Conference Cup Football Manchester Metropolitan University Mens 2nd 2 – 0 Liverpool John Moores University Mens 3rd   Manchester … Continue reading

MMU Comprehensive win over Glasgow

Adam Costello With the strap line “The fastest game on two legs”, and a history stretching as far back as the 1600’s when the game was practiced by Native Americans as a prelude to battle, it is perhaps surprising that the sport of Lacrosse does not receive the national acclaim that most other sports do … Continue reading