Tom's Take #6 // UFC235 and the Night Out That Can Never Fulfill Its Promise

We’ve all been there - the night out that has been hyped for months in advance and billed as the one to rule them all. UFC 235 felt much the same way, with that perfect blend of big names and ‘trade fights’ from the prelims right through to the main event. With such anticipation, it was perhaps always doomed to slip beneath our sky-high expectations, no matter how good. In fact, the whole card played out much like that glorified night out…

Tom's Take #5 // Farmfoods Beef and AJ Unleashed

A loud, brash American Heavyweight will be taking on a popular unbeaten British Heavyweight at Madison Square Garden this summer. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are currently separated by a negotiation table wider than the English Channel following the signing of Fury’s bumper ESPN deal, so for the foreseeable future it looks like we’ll have to make do with Anthony Joshua taking on Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.

Tom's Take #4 // The FA Cup International Break

It’s become hard to shield the FA Cup from the criticism of those who proclaim it dead. When the balls held in the hands of Wayne Bridge and Darren Fletcher on Monday night are the most talked about event of the weekend, you’re left with little room to negotiate your way around the argument.

Tom's Take #3 // How the 'Greatest Show on Earth' threatened to destroy itself

The exposure of Adam Levine’s nipples should have been the most uncomfortable experience during Super Bowl LIII. If the selection of Maroon 5 for the halftime show resembled a fumbling attempt to put a team together with whatever was left in the schoolyard, Levine’s topless excitement did little to lower the already raised eyebrows of the masses. Yet it was the post-game debacle that threatened to undermine the ‘greatest show on Earth’.

Tom's Take #2 // Crafty Kovalev & Arrogant Alvarez

Depending on who you listen to Sergey Kovalev is no stranger to a bar or two - and last night it was last chance saloon that was the venue of choice. A crushing (sorry) 7th round KO loss to Eleider Alvarez back in August looked to signal the beginning of the end for the Russian’s career - and the bookies odds reflected the general consensus that this rematch would represent the final curtain.

Tom's Take #1 // Liverpool's Lost Opportunity

Here it is, the blog that much like an iOS update you probably didn’t think you needed but soon learned to embrace when you realised fighting it was more trouble than it’s worth. Not content with limiting my warped perspectives on things to the weekly podcast or longer article features, you can now enjoy/endure some twisted takes in another forum. It seems only right to start with a Liverpool game.