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Warren Ashurst

Warren Ashurst
Warren has been a sports journalist for over 25 years, both written and broadcast. Having worked as a radio commentator, he has a wealth of experience of seeing top-level sport first hand and specialises in football, golf and cricket.

Slavia can grab advantage

The Champions League play-off first-leg ties take place this week in the final round of qualifiers for Europe‚Äôs top competition. Cluj took advantage of Celtic’s defensive frailties last week but Slavia Prague’s defence is unlikely to be so kind when the pair meet in Romania on Tuesday. Slavia made the quarter-finals of the Europa League […]

Blades to cut down Eagles

The weekend’s Premier League action concludes with a couple of games on Sunday involving teams likely to feature at differing ends of the table, and we will start by assessing how the new boys might get on. Sheffield United to beat Crystal Palace @ 33/20 The Blades were tipped for relegation before a ball had […]

Reds set for more European glory

Champions League winners Liverpool are set to go head-to-head with Europa League champions Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday night. It is the first all-English Super Cup and the Reds are tipped to walk away with the spoils. Liverpool to win @ 10/17 These two clubs enjoyed vastly differing fortunes on the opening weekend of the […]

Celtic to finish the job

The Champions League is back on Tuesday and it should be another round of thrilling games to consider. We’ve picked out three ties where the result is by no means certain. Celtic to beat Cluj @ 20/39 The Scottish champions are in action on Tuesday night when they take on Romanian side Cluj with the […]

Garin to exact Wimbledon revenge

The ATP Tour heads to Germany next week for the Hamburg European Open but it hasn’t been able to attract the ‘big hitters’ this season. The likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have previously appeared at the oldest tennis tournament in Germany but they, along with Novak Djokovic, have elected to swerve this year’s […]

Black Caps can Boult through India

The ICC World Cup has reached the business end with the semi-finals set to begin on Tuesday when India take on New Zealand at Old Trafford. There is very little surprise in the make-up of the final four, with Australia taking on England on Thursday, but the Black Caps have limped into the knockout stages […]

Kohli to sting England once more

Virat Kohli to be man of the match 7/1F Kohli is undoubtedly the biggest star in Indian cricket at the moment and is able to perform with the swagger of a devastating batsman while also combining the thinking processes need for a captain. So far, they have been the best team in the tournament so […]

Odds-against England can step up a level

It’s fair to say that England’s women have not yet hit the heights that many expected at the Women’s World Cup, as they head into Wednesday’s clash with Japan. England to win @ 23/20 The Lionesses have won their opening two matches – against Scotland and Argentina – and have already sealed their place in […]

Dragons to take down Airlie Birds

Catalans Dragons can go a step closer to retaining their Challenge Cup crown on Thursday night when they travel to Hull FC in the quarter-finals of the competition. Catalans to win @ 21/20 The Dragons are in flying form at present, with head coach Steve McNamara working wonders down in Perpignan this season. Catalans are […]

Chester Cup Preview

Chester Cup Day is always the highlight of the season in the Roodee and this year’s feature event looks as competitive as ever. Marwan Koukash has a remarkable record as an owner in the Chester Cup and he won it again last year with Magic Circle. It’s unclear whether he’s going to run in the […]