Sports features editor at The Guardian, The Observer and theguardian.com, in charge of commissioning and helming all non-football content. I also regularly write for our print and online platforms, focusing mainly on football and boxing.
I've previously worked as a news editor at the Ealing Gaze...
Manchester United have been urged to stop their supporters singing a song about Romelu Lukaku that makes reference to the size of the striker’s manhood on the basis that it reinforces racist stereotypes. The anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out intervened after footage emerged of United fans singing the song, which goes to the tune of the Stone Roses hit Made of Stone, during the team’s 3-0 victory over Basel at Old Trafford in the Champions League last week.
Some 446 days after the trauma of Nice, after he was left grey with despair and humiliation by England’s defeat to Iceland, management continues to be a bruising experience for Roy Hodgson. This was meant to be his glorious homecoming, the son of a Croydon bus driver returning to his boyhood club and immediately kick-starting a recovering campaign. Instead it ended in Crystal Palace becoming the first the club in top-flight history to lose their opening five league games without scoring.
Roy Hodgson described defeat in his first match as Crystal Palace manager as a painful experience and said his principal task is to prevent his players “digging themselves into a grave”. Palace find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League on the back of no wins and no goals in the opening five fixtures of the campaign – a top-flight record – and they now face a daunting set of fixtures.
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