• ‘Stead’y start for Neil Ardley as Notts County boss

    Neil Ardley’s first home game in charge ended in a home win for the Magpies, as they secured their first three points since October with a scrappy 3-2 victory over play-off chasing Tranmere. Jon Stead was the hero for the home side, as his two goals and excellent assist...
  • Summers of choas, abject defending or struggling to buy a goal? The Premier League Relegation Battle

    As we approach the halfway point in this Premier League season, it is starting to become apparent who will be involved in the relegation dogfight. As usual, things are looking ominous for Sunderland, while Swansea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, along well as all the newly promoted teams all look...
  • Friday Five-Way: 25th April

    Last week we were one game off, foiled by a Sunderland side we so confidently ruled out. So, with this week’s selections, we have learned from such dangers and have, as a result, gone for a bold selection of winning sides.   Liverpool vs. Chelsea – Sunday 27th April...
  • Half-Term Premier League Report Card

    With all 20 Premier League teams having played each other once, Impact Sport analyses and evaluates each one in terms of preseason expectations. League positions and point totals so far are stated in brackets, with grades given below.   Arsenal (1st, 42 points) Since their opening-day home loss to Villa...
  • Wheel Of Sportune

    The Wheel of Sportune is back to look over an Easter weekend packed with sporting incident. Where will the fickle arrow of fate land today? Good Weekend Sunderland AFC – A lacklustre weekend performance, characteristic of the inertia that has come to define recent exploits, was enough for the...