The English Premier League is back: what’s new this season?

The Premier League kicks off this evening with Liverpool facing newcomers Norwich at Anfield and Manchester City bid to win the title for a third consecutive year. Domestic treble winners City, who have picked up 198 points in the past two seasons, are bidding to become the first team to win three Premier League titles…

An abzorbing pastime

What Is Zorbing? And Is It Really Fun If You’re Over 20? Although it’s one of the stranger extreme sports out there, zorbing is actually pretty simple: Climb inside a big inflated ball and roll down a hill. If it sounds strange, you’re right. If it sounds like fun, you’re definitely right. The plastic ball…

Tim Flowers has had to earn his management stripes

Football management should have come easy for Tim Flowers after playing under the likes of legends Kenny Dalglish, Glen Hoddle and Terry Venables – or so he thought. The former England goalkeeper and Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers quickly realised how wrong he was, resigning 11 games into his first managerial job at Stafford…