Deportivo Quito shine in the rain

    Deportivo Quito put their domestic  form behind them to record a fine home victory in the Copa Sudamericana yesterday. Despite facing the relative might of Tigre for Argentina, the”Chullas” battled to a fine 2 – 0 success putting them in a strong position to progress to the next round. The torrential rain might […]

Ricky Burns successfully defends title in Battle of Britain

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Although he was a slight favourite nobody expected Ricky Burns to dispatch Kevin Mitchell so brilliantly last night.

The odds and pundits expected a 12 round decision but Burns k/o’d Mitchell in twice the 3rd round before the referee finally stepped in to the competition.

It was a faultless display by Burns and should now look across the Atlantic for bigger paydays.

Draw for the last 16 of Copa Sudamericana.

Ecuador has 4 teams in the last 16 of the Copa Sudamericana for the first time.   The  draw could have been kinder but with the big guns joining the competition it was to be expected.   Liga de Loja are entered unchartered territory in their first international foray and have been rewarded with a glamour tie […]

Historic night for Ecuador in the Copa Sudamericana

  Prior to last nights games it was feared that Deportivo Quito and Liga de Loja would be eliminated from the competition, especially as their Serie A form has been so dreadful. In the end all 3 teams progressed and with the strong likelihood that Barcelona will overcome Cobreloa tonight, it means that Ecuador will have 4 […]

Hillsborough

Like many football mad Scots kids of the eighties I was Liverpool fan and Kenny Dalglish was my favourite player. Dalglish was a genuine super-star, a truly world class player the likes of which Scotland has never seen since. In addition to this Liverpool had Alan Hansen, Steve Nicol, Greame Souness and even John Wark […]

Ricky Hatton much to lose and little to gain.

Ricky Hatton recently announced his intention to return to the ring after a break of 3 years. Since his official retirement last year Hatton has concentrated on promoting his own bouts but it now seems he misses the action within the ring. On Friday he confirmed his return saying: “It’s more than a comeback; I’m […]

Fans are ripped off of in the SPL.

On Saturday I was afforded the rare chance to take in two Serie A games in one afternoon, in the same stadium. Although it was an early start: 10.45, AFNA (the state football authority) offered both matches for $10 or around £6.20. An amazing price considering you can’t even get a pie and a couple […]

Strange week for sport

The Hillsborough 96 victims and families are vindicated, surely justice should follow. Andy Murray wins his first major, hopefully the first of many. Sergio Martinez is severely rocked in the last round of his fight against Chavez Jnr. Scotland are on the verge of falling out of World Cup qualification contention after 2 games. Ricky Hatton announces […]