With the domestic football season in the United Kingdom over and done with, you may think some fans will be delighted that the season is over and done with. If you have endured a tough year or your team didnt ... Continue reading
Louis Van Gaal Manchester Uniteds Manager recently praised team captain Wayne Rooneys attitude after the English striker successfully netted in a superb hat-trick at the Champions League game against Club Brugge. The English team won 4-0 against Club Brugge! Wayne ... Continue reading
The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League, also known as the Champions League, is a competition encompassing the European continent. It is one of the most prestigious and spectated tournaments in the world with monumental bragging rights to the club ... Continue reading
The Tottenham Hotspur Football Club also know as Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a football club that plays out of Tottenham, London England in England's finest Premier League. The Spurs logo is a cockerel standing on a football and the Latin ... Continue reading
It's that time of the year again when 16 football (soccer) clubs across Europe come together to battle for bragging rights for top club on the European continent. This year will be just as exciting as previous years with top ... Continue reading
After several seasons of rather irritating predictability the Premier League is throwing up a few surprises in the 2013/2014 campaign. I was practically yawning in anticipation of the new season wondering where the element of excitement was going to come ... Continue reading
Europe is blessed to have some of the most high quality and exciting football leagues in the world with players from all over the globe entertaining the millions. But what just are the best leagues for a football fan to ... Continue reading
Real Madrid football club is a good example of how an organisation has succeeded in developing a valuable resource its brand. From this, it has developed a strategy that has managed to promote it and maximise its potential. This ... Continue reading
In football there are interesting and boring players. Some dont catch our interest while others grow up to become legends. Think about players like Beckham, Zola and Bergkamp... In the Premier League we are spoiled with good football players that make ... Continue reading
I can remember the time when attending a football match involved being treated like cattle, finding yourself locked in a pen, being in danger of violence from other fans and suffering the worst imaginable facilities at the grounds. The whole ... Continue reading
The QB-heavy, top-heavy, unpredictable, intriguing, and guaranteed to be influential 2018 NFL Draft is actually within a reasonable amount of time from happening, live from Dallas and the house that the worst GM in the history of the modern NFL built. Jerry Jones's ACTUAL skills are in marketing and PR though, so it does actually [...]
Do you hear that? The Tiger Woods hype train is rolling into Augusta National. The 14-time major champion is fresh off two top-10 finishes in March and appears ready to contend at a major championship for the first time since 2015. But the excitement from golf fans to have the games biggest draw back in [...]
The NFL's final four teams are readying to do battle for the right to play in Super Bowl LII. All four of the remaining teams have scoring defenses in the top five in the league, putting points at a premium. The prohibitive favorites are the Patriots, led by their five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, [...]
Hello Again, whilst researching for a book i am writing i came across this little article in a Winnipeg newspaper from 6/12/1912 it reads: RINK OPENING IN TORONTO DELAYED. An ice making expert W.J. McGee arrived from New York Monday and after a thorough examination declared that the piping at the Arena would all have to be taken up and relaid.
This meant that the ice already formed would have to be thawed out and hot water was forced through the TWELVE MILES of pipe with that end in view. The pipes will have to taken up and relaid properly. This will delay the skating and hockey practices for another week at least.
Above: The Arena. Right: This is the programme from the final game at the Arena Gardens in 1930 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Maroons.
My love of hockey started many moons ago, I suppose my brother David is to blame, he used to take me to watch football first and Sunderland were our team, after the game we headed back into town to the leisure centre and watch some Ice-hockey. The home team were the Crowtree Chiefs and one of my first games were against the Billingham Bombers it was a local derby and quite a feisty game I remember. Although I seemed to enjoy watching the Chiefs I definitely saw a big difference in quality when we visited our other local team the Durham Wasps (O`Conner, Brebant, Smith`s, Crapper etc....). The best matchups had to be against the Whitley Warriors many a time we went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out. These were memorable times and i loved travelling around the country visiting other rinks. But my love for the game cranked up a gear when Channel 5 started televising live NHL games. I was in total awe of what I was seeing, so began my fascination for this breath taking sport. I had to find out more about all of the different uniforms, logos and nicknames. I have read masses of books and magazines and will not be getting involved in where it began or who started this game. I am interested in the hockey logo and what it represents to the fans that follow it, hence the blog. I wanted to show people the interesting logos and try to find out about other ones that could end up lost through time. Hopefully with my readers help I can gather enough information to fill a book perhaps. I know through my research their are some great works out their already ( SIHR Sweater museum, and logo database). I want to find out about the grass roots of hockey the amateur leagues [...]