Sports

View from Devil's Kitchen
Hiking Blog

Y Garn Via Devil’s Kitchen – Route and Review

I took a February midweek hike up Y Garn via Devil’s Kitchen (Snowdonia). The weather played ball, the views were amazing and it was a fantastic hike. Here’s the route, some photos, a review and some practical information.

Read More »
Nottingham Forest City Ground
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Nottingham Forest

Nestled in the heart of England, Nottingham Forest Football Club is steeped in history and rich in tales that extend far beyond the pitch. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about this storied club, there’s always something new to discover. So, sit back, grab a cuppa, and let’s delve into some of the lesser-known facts about Nottingham Forest that might just surprise you.

Read More »
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Crystal Palace

Nestled in the heart of South London, Crystal Palace Football Club stands as a storied institution in the world of English football. Rich in history and brimming with unique tales, the club has woven itself into the fabric of both local and national football culture. From its early days to its contemporary status, Crystal Palace FC is not just about the beautiful game; it’s a mosaic of fascinating stories, quirky traditions, and lesser-known facts. As we delve into these intriguing snippets of history, we uncover the depth and character of a club that’s much more than just a name in the league. Let’s explore some of the more obscure and captivating facts about this cherished football club.

Read More »
womens football statistics illustration
Football

Women’s and Girl’s Football Statistics UK

The momentum behind women’s football is phenomenal. But how many women play football? How many played as children? And what are the audience sizes like? We take a look in our 2024 round up of women’s and girl’s football statistics.

Read More »
sports betting odds
Sports

Which Sports Attract the Biggest Betting Spends?

For those of us taking part in it, sport is a healthy past time that we just love. But there’s a multi million pound gambling industry based on sports events and outcomes. So which sports attract the biggest betting spends and why? Let’s take a look.

Read More »
6 nations 2024 statistics and facts
Rugby Union

21 Mind Blowing Stats and Facts About the Six Nations Rugby

It’s upon us again – the Six Nations Championship is one of the highlights of the rugby union calendar. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy will battle it out in 2024. And to get set for the competition, here are 21 mind blowing statistics and facts about the 6 Nations.

Read More »
rugby league vs rugby union header image sketch
Rugby League

Rugby League vs Rugby Union: 6 Key Differences

Rugby, in both codes, is a much loved and viewed sport requiring strength and athleticism from players. It has huge viewing audiences too for both union and league. But what are the main differences between rugby league and rugby union? Let’s take a look.

Read More »
wife carrying
Obscure Sports

Wife Carrying: Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever heard of a sport where the main equipment is, well, your spouse? Welcome to the whimsical world of Wife Carrying! Here’s everything you need to know about this quirky Scandinavian sport.

Read More »
golf networking
Sports

The Best Sports for Networking as an Entrepreneur

Networking doesn’t have to be one of those painful awkward breakfast meetings where everyone pitches their services for a few minutes. In fact, increasingly we see entrepreneurs taking the golf course and other sporting facilities for networking days. So if you want to make a sport part of your networking, here are some of the ones we think are best.

Read More »
Colourful Sketch of Fulham's Craven Cottage
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Fulham

Fulham Football Club, known for its historic ground and loyal fan base, is a treasure trove of fascinating stories and facts. Let’s take a stroll down the less trodden path and discover some of the more obscure and intriguing aspects of this venerable London club.

Read More »
Colourful Sketch of AFC Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth, a charming football club from the south coast of England, has a story filled with surprising twists and fascinating trivia. Here, we delve into some of the lesser-known facts about the Cherries that even the most dedicated fans might not know. Let’s explore these hidden treasures in a friendly, easy-to-read style.

Read More »
Colourful Sketch of Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers, often simply called Wolves, is a club with a rich and varied history that spans more than a century. While many know about their famous orange and black kit or their successes on the pitch, there are numerous lesser-known facts that paint a broader picture of this storied club. Let’s explore these intriguing aspects in a friendly, conversational style.

Read More »
Colourful Sketch of Brighton's AMEX Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion, affectionately known as the Seagulls, has a history as colourful as the city it represents. While the team’s recent successes are well-known, there are many lesser-known facts that add to the rich tapestry of this beloved club. Let’s dive into some of these intriguing and obscure facts.

Read More »
Colourful Sketch of West Ham's London Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About West Ham United

West Ham United, a club with a heart and soul that resonates deeply in English football. While their famous claret and blue colours are well-known, there are plenty of lesser-known facts that make the Hammers’ history so fascinating. So, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and discover some of these hidden gems.

Read More »
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Colourful Sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur, affectionately known as Spurs, is a club rich in history and tradition. While most fans are familiar with their famous players and trophy-laden years, there are plenty of lesser-known facts that contribute to the tapestry of this storied club. Let’s explore some of these hidden gems in a light-hearted, easy-to-read manner.

Read More »
Villa Park Colourful Sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Aston Villa

Aston Villa, a name that resonates with a rich footballing heritage and a fan base as passionate as they come. But how much do you really know about this storied club? Sure, the history books and trophy cabinets tell one story, but let’s dive into the more hidden crevices of Villa Park and uncover some truly obscure facts about Aston Villa Football Club.

Read More »
emirates stadium colourful sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Arsenal

Arsenal is the only club to have receives a special gold Premier League trophy, commemorating their “invincibles” season. Let’s talk more about that and 11 other obscure facts about this historic football club.

Read More »
stamford bridge chelsea fc colourful sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Chelsea FC

The global brand that is Chelsea FC has humble beginnings having been first founded in a pub across the road from what is now the Stadium. Let’s talk about this and other lesser known facts about Chelsea.

Read More »
colourful sketch of Etihard Stadium manchester city
Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Manchester City

Did you know Manchester City gets a mention in the novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Let’s talk more about that and 12 other facts you may not have known about the blue side of Manchester.

Read More »
funky colourful hiking boots designed by AI
Hiking Blog

17 Colourful, Funky New Hiking Boots (Designed by AI)

In what is possibly my favourite ever use of AI to date, I got Midjourney to generate some very funky themed technical hiking boots for me. Some are hideous, granted. But there’s some of these I would definitely wear if they existed. Here they are…

Read More »
Manchester United Stadium Sketch Colourful
Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Manchester United

Manchester United might not be having a great deal of success adding to their trophy room over the last few years. But that can’t take away from their global fanbase, silverware filled past and rich history. In this article, we take a look at 12 facts about Manchester United that you may not know – YET!

Read More »
st james park colourful sketch
Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Newcastle United

Newcastle United (or the Magpies/Mags as they’re often more commonly known to their fans) has an incredibly rich history and notoriously committed fan base. But did you know the club’s origins are actually in… CRICKET?! Here’s more about that and 11 more facts about Newcastle United that you probably didn’t know.

Read More »

Proud Sponsors

We're delighted to sponsor the playing kit for the Saddleworth 3Ds U9s Whites who'll be playing in the East Manchester Junior Football League in the 2023/24 season.
portable power banks for charging while hiking
Hiking Blog
Stacey MacNaught

Best Portable Charging Banks for Hiking

Traditionalists may not like it! But personally, I don’t like to risk being stuck on a hill or mountain with a dead phone or head torch battery. So I like to carry a portable charging device (or 2, or 3) with me. Here are the best portable charging banks for hiking that I’ve used. (And I’ve used a lot, by the way).

Read More »

Get Social with Us!

We don’t post loads on social (shock, horror, we know). But we will try harder… promise!