Soon it will be time to do it all over again; gossip columns, transfer talk and of course Jim White and his yellow tie will welcome in the New Year and the January transfer window. There is somewhat an added feeling of anticipation surrounding this window however, as the Premier League title race is still wide open and with unsettled world-class talent across Europe potentially coming onto on the market, there might be no better time to splash the cash. The summer saw high profile acquisitions at Manchester City and Tottenham, yet problems still yet to be addressed at Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. As a result this piece will focus on these teams to establish quite how influential this window could be for them and how this might determine who lifts the title in May.
The Sport Show's Blog
posted 04.11.13 at 11:31pm
posted 23.06.13 at 5:20pm
Wednesday 19th June saw the URN Sport Team join forces with NU2Sport, the University programme aimed at increasing participation in all forms of sport by students and staff alike, to host a Sports Day at University Park Sports Centre. We invited teams to enter into our competition to win VIP tickets for Crisis nightclub, as well as enjoy the sunshine, sample some ice cream, and of course make the most of the activities on offer. Sports Editor Michael Gaffney explained the focus and purpose of the event.
posted 02.06.13 at 12:15pm
If Forest’s story this season was a Hollywood film script, studios would have rejected it for being too unbelievable. A foreign takeover, four different managers, and still making a last-ditch tilt at the playoffs just seems like too much drama to pack into only 12 months. But as history has shown before, Forest are a team with a habit for achieving the impossible. And as the team’s playoff push to the very last day of the season showed, this term they nearly did just that.
posted 31.05.13 at 7:07pm
Since Owen, Heskey and even Crouch, the number 9 shirt for England has been somewhat up for grabs for the best part of 3 years, and although strikers such as Bent, Carroll, Welbeck and Defoe have taken up the role, none have cemented their place. With Rooney playing deeper and deeper into England’s midfield Roy Hodgson’s side will need to tie down its striking options sooner rather than later as the 2014 World Cup approaches. Although their place is not yet secured, England will be expected to qualify, but with the team beginning to rely on Lampard for important goals, who may not even be in the international picture in a year’s time, the forward problem is potentially one of England’s greatest worries. This report will systematically review the options available to Hodgson in an attempt to cast some light on who should be ‘banging them in’ for England by next summer.
Jermaine Defoe – The Safe Option
posted 22.05.13 at 10:19pm
Monday 13th March saw Meadow Lane host the hotly-anticipated rugby showdown between Nottingham's two Universities, and URN were there to cover the night's proceedings live as they happened. Rob Schofield and Justin Guthrie were in the hot seat to guide you through.
The chaps explained what to expect from this evening.
We came on air just as the Uni ladies had completed their 34-17 victory over Trent, so without further ado we went live to our touchline reporter, James Constantine, to hear what the winners had to say about their well-fought victory.
The Varsity Series is about much more than just this event - it began back in February, with American Football, and all the events are in aid of charity. The team explained all.
This year's Varsity Charity is Headway, a charity founded in Nottingham which works to support sufferers of brain injuries. Michael Gaffney spoke to one of Headway's volunteers, Angela, who explained more about the vital work the charity does.
It's been a long road up to this point, but a successful year saw Uni reach this point with the Varsity Series already wrapped up. We recapped what had happened in a triumphant year for University sport.