2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup will be on the Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Guyancourt (27 km south-west of Paris), France, from 28 to 30 September 2018. The current holders are the United States who won in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, by a score of 17 to 11. The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and […]

Warren Commission: The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson through Executive Order 11130 on November 29, 1963 to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy that had taken place on November 22, 1963. The U.S. Congress passed Senate Joint Resolution 137 authorizing the Presidential appointed Commission to report on the […]

USYK VS. BELLEW TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Tickets for November 10’s historic Cruiserweight World title showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew at Manchester Arena go on General Sale today (September 24) at midday. Tickets are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300, £500 and £800 VIP and can be purchased from www.stubhub.co.uk, www.manchester-arena.com and www.matchroomboxing.com. Usyk defends his WBC, IBF, […]

2018 Formula One World Championship

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date 1 Australian Grand Prix  Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 25 March 2 Bahrain Grand Prix  Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 8 April 3 Chinese Grand Prix  Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 15 April 4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix  Baku City Circuit, Baku 29 April 5 Spanish Grand Prix  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 13 May 6 Monaco Grand Prix […]

Rating The UK’s Best Independent Boys’ Schools

Frank, impartial & thorough assessment of Britain’s leading independent schools for boys Britain’s 10 Best Schools for Boys   Britain’s Top School for Boys: The Best of The Rest This listing includes all schools that boys are able to attend and not merely ‘boys only’ schools due to the widespread modern popularity of allowing girls […]

Busiest National Rail Stations in the UK

Station Name & Annual Passengers Waterloo 94,045,510 Victoria 76,231,290 Liverpool Street 57,106,502 London Bridge 52,634,024 Charing Cross 38,004,790 Euston 36,608,546 Paddington 33,736,546 Birmingham New Street 31,213,842 King’s Cross 27,874,732 Glasgow Central 26,639,418 Leeds 25,020,032 St.Pancras 22,996,472 Edinburgh 22,585,176 Clapham Junction 21,918,116 Stratford 21,797,396 Glasgow Queen Street 20,929,594 East Croydon 20,551,528 Cannon Street 20,151,830 Manchester Piccadilly […]

The World’s Best Cricket Bats

For the purposes of this ranking list I considered the following bat manufacturers: Kookaburra Gray-Nicolls Spartan Salix Gunn & Moore TON Millichamp & Hall Slazenger BAS Vampire Mongoose Screaming Cat MRF Woodworm Bradbury RNS Larsons Hunts County Adidas Nike New Balance SS Venom Newbery Kippax CA Impala The normal bat weights that are used by […]

Every Baby Boys Name in the UK in 2016

OLIVER 6,623 HARRY 5,284 GEORGE 5,263 JACK 4,751 JACOB 4,485 NOAH 4,305 CHARLIE 4,190 MUHAMMAD 3,908 THOMAS 3,898 OSCAR 3,894 WILLIAM 3,819 JAMES 3,580 LEO 3,563 ALFIE 3,555 HENRY 3,527 JOSHUA 3,495 FREDDIE 3,287 ARCHIE 2,791 ETHAN 2,722 ISAAC 2,662 ALEXANDER 2,567 JOSEPH 2,506 EDWARD 2,429 SAMUEL 2,413 MAX 2,405 LOGAN 2,335 LUCAS 2,332 DANIEL […]

List of UK Cities & Towns

Aberaeron Aberdare Aberdeen Aberfeldy Abergavenny Abergele Abertillery Aberystwyth Abingdon Accrington Adlington Airdrie Alcester Aldeburgh Aldershot Aldridge Alford Alfreton Alloa Alnwick Alsager Alston Amesbury Amlwch Ammanford Ampthill Andover Annan Antrim Appleby in Westmorland Arbroath Armagh Arundel Ashbourne Ashburton Ashby de la Zouch Ashford Ashington Ashton in Makerfield Atherstone Auchtermuchty Axminster Aylesbury Aylsham Ayr Bacup Bakewell Bala […]

Manchester Arena RUNNING ORDER

Running order and weights   5.10pm                  4 x 3 mins Bantamweight Contest SEAN McGOLDRICK              v              BRETT FIDOE (Newport, Wales)                                 (Evesham) Followed by 6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest BEN SHEEDY                           v              ROB BROWN (Manchester)                                        (Bulford) Followed by 8 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight contest HOSEA BURTON (13st 3oz) v             TAMAS KOZMA (12st 13lbs 3oz) (Manchester)                                        (Hungary) […]

SEO & PPC for the UK Betting Industry

Remote gambling, better known as online gambling, is the UEFA Champions League of SEO consulting. The majority of major online betting operations have either a mid-sized inhouse SEO team or a major contract with an SEO agency. In excess of 83% of these contracts are never renewed. Fewer than 3% of all such SEO agency […]

David Haye vs. Tony Bellew: How Many PPV Buys Will The Card Do On Sky Box Office?

I’ve written extensively about true PPV buy rates previously & how notoriously difficult they are to decipher at the best of times. With a great deal of frankly obsessive effort they are only ever partially decipherable from publicly available financial records (in the case of the UK’s #1 PPV vendor Sky Sports Box Office via statutory declarations […]

List of Matchroom Boxers

The following boxers are currently promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing: The PPV Headline Grade Superstars Classification: Fighters capable of headling a PPV moving forward (regardless of whether they have or have not been in such a position in the past or recent past). Kell Brook – primary market International; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 March […]

List of Serial & Mass/Spree Killers

serial killer noun a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behaviour pattern. Mass murder is the act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity. A spree killer is someone who kills two or more […]

Every UK City & Town by Population

London 8,700,000 Birmingham 1,111,307 Leeds 766,399 Glasgow 600,060 Sheffield 563,749 Manchester 520,215 Bradford 483,422 Liverpool 466,400 Edinburgh 459,366 Bristol 449,300 Leicester 443,760 Cardiff 335,145 Coventry 325,949 Nottingham 289,301 Hull 284,321 Belfast 280,211 Stoke 270,726 Newcastle 268,064 Wolverhampton 265,178 Derby 255,394 Southampton 253,651 Portsmouth 238,137 Plymouth 234,982 Brighton and Hove 229,700 Westminster 218,791 Reading 218,705 Northampton […]

List of English Premier League Winners

Premier League Winners List Year Winners 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 1992-93 Manchester United Aston Villa Norwich City Blackburn Rovers 1993-94 Manchester United Blackburn Newcastle Utd Arsenal 1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Manchester Utd Nottingham Forest Liverpool 1995-96 Manchester United Newcastle Utd Liverpool Aston Villa 1996-97 Manchester United Newcastle Utd Arsenal Liverpool 1997-98 Arsenal Manchester Utd […]

Jodie Marsh harassment charges dropped

Harassment charges against model Jodie Marsh have been dropped and the case against her discontinued. The 37 year old was arrested in September before being charged in relation to alleged messages sent to her ex-husband James Placido. Ms Marsh, from Great Dunmow in Essex, was due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. However, […]

London Population by Nationality

Nationality, Population in London, Population of Homeland, % of Homeland’s Population Who Now Live in London 🇬🇧United Kingdom 6,678,000 🇵🇱Poland 207,000; 37,950,000; 0.55% 🇷🇴Romania 135,000; 19,710,000; 0.68% 🇮🇹Italy 123,000 🇮🇳India 112,000 🇫🇷France 100,000 🇮🇪Ireland 90,000 🇵🇹Portugal 86,000 🇪🇸Spain 79,000 🇩🇪Germany 61,000 🇱🇹Lithuania 48,000; 2,872,000; 1.67% 🇺🇸United States 48,000 🇳🇬Nigeria 43,000 🇦🇺Australia 43,000 🇧🇬Bulgaria 39,000 🇳🇱Netherlands 36,000 […]

500 Best British Fighters Ever… In No Particular Order

Al Foreman Al Phillips Alan Minter Alan Rudkin Albert Finch Alex Arthur Alex Buxton Alex Ireland Alex Murphy Alf Danahar Alf Kid Pattenden Amir Khan Andy Holligan Andy Nance Anthony Crolla Arthur (Ginger) Sadd Arthur Boy Edge Arthur Danahar Arthur Donnachie Arthur Howard Arthur Killeen Bandsman Dick Rice Battling Jim Hayes Ben Duffy Benny Caplan […]

Eggington vs Gavin: Running Order

WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER (TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)   5.05pm                 4 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight Contest CORRI GIBBS (10st 1lb 11oz)        v              MICHAEL MOONEY (10st 11oz) (Birmingham)                                                    (Worcester)   5.20pm                 8 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight Contest BRIAN ROSE (11st 5lbs 6oz)          v              STILIYAN KOSTOV (11st 3lbs) (Blackpool)                                                         (Bulgaria)   5.50pm                 6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight […]

CUNNINGHAM: THIS IS THE PRO GAME – I’LL KO OGOGO

Birmingham man vows to wreck Olympian’s first pro title fight Craig Cunningham has warned Anthony Ogogo he’s in for a rough ride in his first pro title fight and will KO him to win the WBC International Middleweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. Cunningham has enjoyed […]

Gamal Yafai forced out of Sean Davis fight with ankle injury

Gamal Yafai is “devastated” after being forced to pull out of his second Commonwealth title defence on Saturday due to a severe ankle injury. The Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion was preparing to take on Sean Davis in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, live on Sky Sports, only to tear ankle ligaments after a freak training accident Yafai (10-0-KO4) […]

Top 100 Boxers in the UK Today P4P

Preface: Please note that this is a listing of recent achievement not of ability or aptitude. And no, achievement is not ‘which title shots my promoter or manager’ could get me – if you think that then you miss the central point that should underpin titles – the man should make the title; not the other […]

List of Current British Boxers

Heavyweights Adam Machaj AJ Carter Ali Adams Andy Mitchell Anthony Joshua Bill Hodgson Carl Wilson David Abraham David Allen David Haye David Howe David Price Dereck Chisora Dilbag Singh Dillian Whyte DL Jones Dominic Akinlade Dorian Darch Gary Cornish Hari Miles Hughie Fury Ian Lewison James Edwards James Oliphant Kash Ali Larry Olubamiwo Lee Carter […]

Exclusive: Eggington Trains Under Mentor Barry Hearn at Matchroom HQ

In business as in life you get winners & you get losers. Barry Maurice William Hearn I make one of life’s winners. Jon Pegg, Sam Eggington’s trainer, tells me that Barry once said to Sam, “I’m interested in you & your career because watching you fight gives me an adrenaline rush & I’m a (then) 66 […]

Isaac Chamberlain Comes Of Age Through Baptism of Fire

Wadi Camacho vs. Isaac Chamberlain is a bout I’m unlikely to misplace in my mental Rolodex of memorable clashes anytime soon. Rarely do you see the levels of brutality & durability in such a sustained fashion as was on show at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Thursday 29 September 2016. The referee Jeff Hinds had it 94-98 in […]

List of Fighters Advised by Al Haymon

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Antonio Tarver Andre Berto Devon Alexander Peter Quillin Shawn Porter Austin Trout Jermain Taylor Adrien Broner Erislandy Lara Josesito Lopez Gary Russell Jr. Chris Pearson Keith Thurman Chris Arreola Danny Garcia Audley Harrison Daquan Arnett Gerald Washington Omar Figueroa Errol Spence Deontay Wilder Robert Easter Jr. Jamel Herring Edwin Rodriguez Marcos Maidana […]