Quotable: Ayrton Senna

F1 drivers have always been something of an enigma, be they James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost or Michael Schumacher. Ayrton Senna was different. There’s no doubt his early death has added to his legacy, but even then it’s difficult to ignore his philosophical approach to life and racing before that terrible tragedy at Imola in […]

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Quotable: Bill Shankly

Viewed by many as the founding father of the Liverpool Football Club we know today, Bill Shankly took the club from mediocrity to glory. He set the standards for all managers to follow. Some achieved greater honours, but none matched his level of inspiration or belief in the ‘Liverpool way’. Of his many defining quotes, one stands […]

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A legend lives as the final chapter comes to a close, Sir Alex Ferguson retires

The football world experienced a shock today with the announcement that Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, will retire at the end of the 2012/13 season. Supporters wept, arch-rivals rejoiced and the majority of neutrals, myself included, simply applauded the achievements of one of the world’s greatest football managers. Fergie developed a footballing dynasty that […]

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Nice guys can finish first

  The 2012 British Grand Prix recently saw straight-talking Aussie Mark Webber win his second race of the season. Generally seen as the nice guy of Formula 1, he’s often found to have been wanting by more ruthless opponents such as Messrs Vettel, Alonso or Hamilton. What Webber represents is the bridesmaid but never the […]

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