Duane Beckett

Duane Beckett
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I'm based out of the Birmingham area of England. I enjoy writing although being good at it is another question. I know films, gaming, European football, and I love to cook.
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5 bold Premier League predictions including Tottenham vs. Arsenal

It's time for Round 35 in the Premier League. These next three days boast 10 games, including a heated rivalry, and...
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5 Bold Premier League Predictions Including Aston Villa vs. Man United

It's time for round 34 in the Premier League, with 10 games being played over the next three days. This week's...
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5 Bold Premier League Predictions Including Wolves vs. Arsenal

We've made five bold Premier League predictions and put our expertise to the test, covering this weekend's action from Independence Day through July 6. With...
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5 bold Premier League predictions for 2019-2020 season

Soccer's most-popular league has restarted, complete with empty stadiums and social distancing. With this restart comes unexpected form and new Premier League predictions.
NBA

How NBA is winning the war of relevancy

Just face facts. The NBA is bigger, bolder and savvier than other US sports when it comes to online engagement and social media popularity. The squeak of...
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Mike Tyson to Chris Christie: Where’s my Trump pardon?

In what felt like a satirical black comedy moment, Mike Tyson jabbed out an unlikely and uncomfortable request to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while on stage...
LeBron James

LeBron James joins an elite NBA club today

The Indiana Pacers head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Saturday. While the Cavaliers haven't been playing their best basketball of the year (by any means),...

Five problems with Man United and how Jose Mourinho can fix them

After Sunday’s lunchtime 3-1 shock defeat against Watford, commentators, pundits and fans have been questioning “what’s happened to Man United?” It was the job Jose Mourinho wanted, and...

Ten winners and losers from Premier League Week 5

Another high-scoring weekend of action was on tap in Premier League Week 5. Hull’s impervious bubble finally burst and West Brom proved they have a match winner. The big...

Pro footballer Jeremy Helan quitting for religion

Jeremy Helan, 24 has quit professional football to focus on religion. An announcement was made late Sunday. https://twitter.com/domhowson/status/777537771749646336 Helan is a devout Muslim. He played 145 professional games for Sheffield Wednesday...

Ten takeaways from Chelsea vs Liverpool

It was a match that flipped my predictions upside down when Liverpool took down Chelsea on Saturday. Antonio Conte, the Italian grandmaster in charge at Chelsea, should have...
Manchester City, Arsenal

Premier League Week 5: Match previews and predictions

It's Week 5 of the Premier League, which is primed for an upset or two. The only big teams that meet this weekend are Chelsea and Liverpool. The rest of the...

Paolo Di Canio’s fascist tattoo costs him Sky job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIBb9IhC3W0 On Sunday, while presenting for Sky Italia, ex-footballer and ex-manager Paolo Di Canio wore a short sleeved shirt. It's a wardrobe decision that would later cost him...

Tottenham talk big money as they fail in Europe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBvhJPsYqdw It was a triple hitter for Tottenham this week. First off, they packed 85,011 fans into Wembley Stadium for their Champions League game against Monaco. This means Tottenham...

Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey returns but not rushed into duty

It was only August 26th when Seattle Sounders announced that Clint Dempsey had an irregular heartbeat. “We need to let the doctors do their thing now, and they’ll...
Manchester City, Arsenal

Fear and loathing in the FIFA rankings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqE0r_vzfW4 FIFA announced their latest rankings and once again they demonstrate a hopelessly confusing system that doesn’t really jive with logic. How does it work? Beating a team earns you...

Bad day for Joe Hart at Torino

Joe Hart's Torino lost to Atlanta away from home 2-1 in the Italian top flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkRD2xcd-PU Claudio Bravo, the new Manchester City goalkeeper, looked like one of the three...

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill Cahill calls out officials

The football might be incredibly entertaining right now but after sensational refereeing at Euro 2016, we’re getting absolutely horrendous officiating right now in the Premier League. Having watched Chelsea...

Ten Premier League winners and losers from Week 4

Week 4 in the Premier League is over, and it was a sight to behold.  Bournemouth and Crystal Palace claimed deserved victories, Hull City fought to the very...
Manchester City, Arsenal

Premier League Saturday recap

After an energetic set of games, it's time for a Premier League Saturday recap. Manchester United and Manchester City got things going with a bang, and there...

Ten takeaways from the Manchester derby

In what was a lively and often end-to-end Manchester derby, it was the blue half of the city that claimed a deserved 2-1 victory. But what did we learn...
Manchester City, Arsenal

FIFA under-18 regulations carry no weight

For all FIFA's efforts to control the under-18 movement of players, does a transfer ban and fine really send a just message to teams? While some young men...

The blue half of Manchester claim victory in epic Old Trafford Derby

For the first 36 minutes of the Manchester Derby, Manchester City produced a performance that seemed like a flood on United’s defense. Under wave after wave of City...

Suprise package! Hull City remain in shop window

Hull City's potential Chinese buyout has likely fallen through, the reason has yet to be announced. It's alleged the FA have found unsatisfactory details during their Proper Person's...