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Warren Ashurst

Warren has been a sports journalist for over 25 years, both written and broadcast. Having worked as a radio commentator, he has a wealth of experience of seeing top-level sport first hand and specialises in football, golf and cricket.

Bayern can make last-game statement

Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites (7/2) for the Champions League title and have been many pundits’ pick since their crushing 3-0 win over Bayern Munich on Matchday Two. The two meet again in the final round of the group stage and although both have already qualified from Group B, it could be seen as a […]

United to seal Euro qualification

Manchester United are a win away from securing their place in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League and the crucial three points is likely to come on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho’s men maintained their 100% home record on Saturday, with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham, and they now prepare to face Benfica at Old […]

Hoops to face Bayern backlash

Bayern Munich started the campaign as one of the favourites for the Champions League title, but things have not gone as expected so far. The Bundesliga giants (13/2 to lift the trophy) were humiliated by Paris Saint-Germain in their last group game, which ultimately led to Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking. Jupp Heynckes has taken over the […]

Ronaldo can inspire Portugal to top spot

European champions Portugal go into their final World Cup qualifying clash needing a win to seal automatic qualification to next summer’s tournament. The final Group B clash sees Portugal entertain current leaders Switzerland in Lisbon and the hosts are 20/33 to claim all three points. Fernando Santos’ men have won eight qualifiers in a row, […]

5 Things We Have Learned from the EPL Weekend

1) Palace could be fastest team relegated It’s now seven games, no points and no goals for Crystal Palace, with the Eagles rooted to the bottom of the table…..with a game against Chelsea up next! (Match Odds – C Palace 9/1, Draw 4/1, Chelsea 20/67) Roy Hodgson has once again bemoaned his lack of options […]

Dortmund can add to Real concerns

Two European heavyweights meet on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid do battle in Champions League Group H. The two sides have met eight times in the last four years and Dortmund have enjoyed plenty of joy against the Spanish giants, especially at the Westfalenstadion. The Bundesliga club are unbeaten in their last four […]

Juve can frustrate Barca again

The pick of the ties in Tuesday’s Champions League group games sees Barcelona host Juventus, in what is a repeat of last year’s quarter-final meeting. It was Juventus (17/4 to win at the Nou Camp) who progressed to last four last term and they had just the sort of game plan that would nullify the […]

Red Devils will fall short in Russia

Belgium became the latest country to seal their qualification for the 2018 World Cup, but now must work on how they improve their poor tournament record. Roberto Martinez’s men (14/1 to win the 2018 World Cup) secured top spot in Group H with two games to spare, following a 2-1 away win in Greece on […]

Five things we learned from the weekend

A number of surprise results, entertaining matches and a first game for Wembley stadium were among the notable events that occurred in the second weekend of the Premier League campaign. Here are five things we learned from this weekend’s action…. 1) Wembley fears linger for Spurs Many felt moving to their temporary home would have […]

5 things we learned from Premier League week one

It was fantastic start to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, with plenty of goals, big shocks and stunning debuts to reflect on. So what did we learn from week one of the new season…… 1) Chelsea have big problems Last season’s champions were on the end of the biggest surprise result, as they crashed at […]