Day: August 6, 2018

Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault switch: How close did McLaren come?

Zak Brown believes Daniel Ricciardo showed a “strong desire” to leave Red Bull, as the McLaren chief explained how McLaren rivalled Renault for the Australian’s signature. In the biggest F1 transfer shock for several years, Ricciardo last week told Red Bull he was leaving them after a decade on their books and signing for Renault, […]

Jacques van Rooyen joins Bath from Super Rugby side Lions

Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby side Lions. Van Rooyen, who has made over 60 appearances for the Lions since making his debut in 2014, will play in the Gallagher Premiership for the 2018/19 season, which starts on August 31. He joins after an impressive final year with the […]

Ben Stokes ‘lost control’ in Bristol altercation, court told

Ben Stokes “lost control” and knocked two men unconscious in an alleged fight outside a Bristol nightclub, a court has heard. The 27-year-old England all-rounder is accused of punching Ryan Hale, 27, to the ground and then, “after a time to pause for thought”, allegedly knocked out Ryan Ali, 28. Stokes, Hale and Ali are jointly accused […]

Amusing ourselves to Trump

In his classic 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman wrote of the difference between George Orwell’s and Aldous Huxley’s visions of fascism. “Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information,” wrote Postman. “Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared […]

European Paper Talk: Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United

Just days remain for English sides to complete their summer transfer business ahead of Thursday’s deadline. Although clubs around Europe have a little longer to conclude their deals, time is beginning to run out and rumours of last-minute moves abound. Here, our friends at Football Whispers bring you the latest transfer news from across the […]