DJ DUNC’ IN DA’ HOUSE

Tweet By Lee Saunders Rewind to 2018 when reporter Lee Saunders spoke to DJ Michael Duncan about the Eastbourne nightlife experience, and working in the industry. In the profession for his whole life, 30 year old Michael Duncan, AKA ‘DJ Dunc’, believes he still has a lot left to give, whether it be in the capital, where he spends most of his time working these days, or back home in Eastbourne, getting students in Cameo and Maxims pumped. Starting up in local discos in Eastbourne, Michael has gone on to…

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The football misfits

Tweet By Lee Saunders As young boys and girls playing in our back gardens, we all dream of becoming our club’s next Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes or Harry Kane (other local heroes are available). But for many, this dream is met by a shuddering awakening from the real world. And so comes the question: What next? Ross Meldrum, currently on a football scholarship in San Diego, and Lucas Santos Rodrigues, currently playing for non-league side Whitehawk FC, are two of the best answers to this question. They are the football…

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How Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder

Tweet Tyson Fury landed more punches on Deontay Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch than the entirety of their first encounter, stopping the American in the seventh round. So, how do the numbers help to explain the gypsy king’s brilliance? Lee Saunders takes a look. Now fans across the globe have had time to digest the highly anticipated rematch, and with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing the sporting world to a halt, what better time to look at the staggering statistics behind the gypsy king’s historic victory? Now holder of…

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VAR: Why it isn’t working

Tweet By only tackling clear and obvious errors, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is set up to fail. This needs to be changed if fans and referees are to benefit from technology in our game. In the last two months, I have heard “clear and obvious error” enough times to last me a lifetime. This, of course, is the benchmark set by the powers that be at Stockley Park, VAR’s headquarters, for a decision to be overturned. This is the chink in the armour of VAR, which in theory should only…

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Doha World Championships media review

Tweet The Guardian are reporting that the empty seats during Dina Asher Smith’s 100m final left the arena in silence. They reported that around 1,000 people were in attendance by the time Asher-Smith’s 100m was on, and that the majority of them were journalists. This doesn’t tell a good story of Qatar’s sporting history or present, or of the country’s ability to entertain, as it appears they are struggling to attract spectators to what should be an entertaining event. The British media have also shunned excuses that the event schedule…

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