1. We Will Remember Them

    This morning I stood in the heavy rain at the cenotaph in Hull City Centre. Normally I, like many people, prefer to not get caught out in a torrential down pour. But today I didn't mind, because today is Remembrance Sunday...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 993 reads 8 comments

  2. Could Dan Cloutier Be Headed for the UK?

    Former NHL goalie Dan Cloutier could be set to move across the pond in 2010 after being released from his contract with the Detroit Red Wings...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 470 reads 0 comments

  3. Why Yorkshire Were Correct To Release Matthew Hoggard

    Former England Skipper Michael Vaughan told the BBC in an interview yesterday that Yorkshire County Cricket Club should have done more to hold on to pace bowler, Matthew Hoggard...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 102 reads 5 comments

  4. Common Sense: Jack Warner Speaks Out On England and European Issues

    Jack Warner is one of the most controversial men in World football. As President of CONCACAF, the federation whose jurisdiction includes North America and the Caribbean, he has a position of power in FIFA as a vice president...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 1,756 reads 26 comments

  5. Clipper Round the World Race: Team Finland Make It Two In Two

    The 2009-2010 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race entered its third stage as the teams set sail from Rio De Jainero for Cape Town in South Africa...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 228 reads 0 comments

  6. The Football League: What Cost Will Ownership Ruling Have On Clubs?

    In the modern game takeovers and foreign investment are all the rage in the Premier League.  But now, thanks to the takeover at Notts County by Munto Finance, clubs in the Football League are under scrutiny...

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  7. Doctor Brown I Presume?

    A hangdog expression and a bad temper are two famous characteristics of Gregory House in the acclaimed U.S. medical show House...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 364 reads 4 comments

  8. Roy Keane: Why Most In Football Are Glad To See Him Fail

    Apart from the obvious, namely Manchester Utd, Nottingham Forest, half of Ireland and a couple of Ipswich Town fans. Is there anyone in football upset to see Roy Keane failing so spectacularly ...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 532 reads 13 comments

  9. India Defeat Ends Poor ICC Trophy Showing for West Indies

    The only fans feeling worse than those of the West Indies in this year's ICC Champions Trophy are their Indian counterparts, after this final Group A match in Johannesburg...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 57 reads 1 comments

  10. Clipper Yacht Race: Hull & Humber Lead the Charge to Brazil

    The 2009-2010 Clipper round the world yacht race has already served up a mix of excitement and controversy...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 71 reads 1 comments

  11. Jenson Button: Is He Right To Hold Out For a Bigger Brawn Deal?

    Jenson Button was staring into the Formula One abyss at the beginning of the season. His team, Honda Racing, had been put up for sale, and at one point the British driver faced the very real threat of not having a drive for 2009...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 367 reads 10 comments

  12. Clipper Round the World Race: Amateur Sailors Begin Race of a Lifetime

    The journey of a lifetime for dozens of amateur sailors began today as the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2009-2010 got underway amid scenes of fantastic celebration in the famous port town of Kingston Upon Hull, UK...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  13. Germany vs England 1938: Before a State Of War Existed Between Us

    On this day, 70 years ago, The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain famously said: "This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final note stating ...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about almost 5 years ago 2,773 reads 2 comments

  14. Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Why Are The White Rose So Poor?

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club are the most successful domestic cricket team in England, they have won the County Championship more than 30 times, most recently in 2001...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 391 reads 3 comments

  15. Huddersfield Town: Are the Terriers Snapping at the Heels of Promotion?

    Huddersfield Town was once a team dreaming of promotion to the Premier League, but then the West Yorkshire club began to struggle...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 173 reads 0 comments

  16. Howzat: Why One-Day Cricket Must Be Given Out

    Shane Warne wrote in The Times today (Aug. 17 2009) an article outlining a six-point guide on the future of cricket. One of the former Australian leg spinner's ideas was the end of international and domestic one-day cricket matches (40, 45, and 50 overs)

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 77 reads 3 comments

  17. Daniel Levy: Tottenham's Concerned Chairman Or Football Dictator?

    In the wake of the comments made by Spurs striker, Darren Bent, regarding his protracted move from White Hart Lane to Sunderland, Spurs have revealed today they are implementing a new policy ...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 163 reads 7 comments

  18. Phil Brown: The Premier League's Most Desperate Man?

    This time last year, Hull City was gearing up for its first season in the top flight. The Tigers' fans had waited over 100 years for this moment and it had finally arrived...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 187 reads 10 comments

  19. The BMW F1 09: The Big Blunder

    Last season BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica was in the mix for the F1 World Championship right up until the last few races of the campaign...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 448 reads 4 comments

  20. Youth Football: The Premier League Needs To Compensate Small Teams More

    While the Premier League Gravy Train carries on, largely immune to the global downturn, the gap between top flight teams and those in the divisions below continues to grow...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 223 reads 4 comments

  21. Great Britain Star Moves One Step Closer to NHL Dream

    Great Britain defenceman Dave Phillips has moved closer to achieving his ambition of playing in the National Hockey League, after signing for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  22. FIA President Contender: Ari Vatanen Vital To The Future Of F1?

    It feels like the arguments over the future of Formula One have been going on for a lifetime. The past few months have seen threats made, by both the FIA and FOTA, childish name calling by the ...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  23. Will Johnny Herbert Be Flying the British Flag in NASCAR?

    Johnny Herbert is one of Britain's finest racing drivers. He has competed at the highest levels of world motorsport and has a CV which would be the envy of many drivers...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 156 reads 5 comments

  24. Chelsea Fiasco: UEFA Need To Be More Transparent

    Transparency is a word that is being used with increasing frequency lately—from the politicians of Great Britain to the organisers and teams of the Formula One World Championship...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 254 reads 16 comments

  25. The Leeds United Comeback Starts This Season

    The 2009-10 League One season will be Leeds United's sixth season outside the Premier League, and the fans of fallen football giants sure know it...

    Mark Bateman Written by Mark Bateman about 5 years ago 242 reads 0 comments