Win or Win! Why the Godfather cannot lose in Cardiff.

There will be an article previewing the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff. I’m afraid this isn’t it.   The Godfather. Sigh. Of course, I love the movies. They are remarkable. Mention the Godfather and I pray that you think of the books by Mario...

The UEFA Europa League

What is the Europa League? Seriously, what is the UEFA Europa League? Drawn a blank face, representative of a blank mind? Consider your ignorance forgiven. Perhaps what comes to mind is the European competition for farmers, by farmers, on farms, somewhere in the...
The Comeback

The Comeback

  Everyone’s got a plan until you’re punched in the mouth.1   That could not ring truer for Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League (UCL) Finals in Istanbul, where lore has it, Rafa Benitez’s side was trailing AC Milan, 3-0 at halftime. In the 2015 Rugby...
The TDO Journey

The TDO Journey

In about 9 days from now, the online voting for the 2016 BAKE Awards will be closed and a week later the results will be out. Oh, by the way, you can still vote for us to be the Best Sports Blog or convert someone else to, here. So we thought, how about we give you a...
Masaibu ya Kushabikia Stars

Masaibu ya Kushabikia Stars

Kwanza kabisa, ningependa kuwaomba radhi enyi wasomaji wetu tunaowaenzi na kuwathamini si haba. Kwa kawaida mitungo yote kwenye The Dug Out huwa imeandikwa kwa lugha ya Kimombo, lakini kwa vile leo twagusia masaibu ya timu yetu ya taifa, tutajaribu kuswahilisha hisia...

The Step Up

This morning I called an uncle of mine who is probably the biggest influence behind my supporting Real Madrid. I wanted to hear his thoughts on the club’s appointment of Zinedine Zidane as head coach in place of Rafael Benitez who was finally let go of last night....
EURO – A GENIUS

EURO – A GENIUS

Inside his own half, facing his own goal, he chested a weak clearance from his goalkeeper and brought the ball down right onto his feet. He then made a half-turn to his right, taking with him his marker who had closed him down immediately. We all thought he’d...
Week 3 Fantasy  Premier League Tips.

Week 3 Fantasy Premier League Tips.

I did much better in week two. My two big money signings, Sergio Agüero and Alexis Sanchez, were worth it and they will stay in the team. I like my team and I don’t think I’ll change anyone. It would be a good week to bring in Alexis Sanchez if you haven’t already....
The English Premier League: Force of Farce?

The English Premier League: Force of Farce?

I stopped counting the days but every so often I come across a person on the social media writing “12 days to go”. Occasionally, there is the sadist who will remind you that it’s “288 hours to go” or the extreme sadist bordering on mental insanity who will remind you...