Tom Usher

two face

The Cult: Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao might seem like the perfect rags-to-riches sportsman, but his boxing career has been tarnished by some darker elements of his personality. He is a man of contrasts, and belongs in The Cult.
Tom Usher
11.15.16
Arsenal Fan TV

Meet the People Behind the Vox Pops on Arsenal Fan TV

We spent an afternoon at the Emirates with Arsenal Fan TV to find out what makes their channel such a hit with Gooners and neutrals alike.
Tom Usher
11.4.16
Football

Anfield Deja Vu: Reviewing Liverpool vs. West Brom

If the positivity at Liverpool feels familiar, that's because this term is starting to bare resemblance to their stellar 2013/14 campaign – apart from the charm rating of their manager, that is.
Tom Usher
10.24.16
sisyphean nightmares

The Curse of Jack Rodwell and the Dreary Implosion of Sunderland

Jack Rodwell, once seen as the future of England's midfield, is now trapped in a Sisyphean nightmare.
Tom Usher
10.24.16
premier league

Jose Mourinho, Lost in Translation: Reviewing Chelsea vs. Manchester United

It's hard to feel bad for Jose Mourinho. There isn't a 'but' or anything missing from the end of the sentence, it's simply very hard to feel any kind of sympathy for the guy.
Tom Usher
10.24.16
Football

Fake Crowd Noise and Upton Park Explosions – Reviewing West Ham at the Olympic Stadium

What's going on with West Ham United and their stadium that we all have to pay for? They are losing lots of games and pumping in fake crowd noise, that's what.
Tom Usher
9.26.16
arsenal vs. chelsea

​Premier League Wars: Return of the Jedi – Reviewing Arsenal vs. Chelsea

We're not saying that Arsene Wenger is Yoda and Arsenal are the Rebel Alliance, nor that Chelsea are the Galactic Empire and Diego Costa is the Emperor. Then again, we're not *not* saying all of that.
Tom Usher
9.26.16
captain incredible

A Rooney by Any Other Wayne Would Still Smell as Sweet – Reviewing Manchester United vs. Leicester

Manchester United crushed champions Leicester City 4-1 at the weekend. No one cares about that, though. Most people were more interested in a man who spent the majority of the match on the bench: Wayne Rooney.
Tom Usher
9.26.16
FIGHTLAND

The Cult: Amir Khan

When Amir Khan won silver at the 2004 Olympics, many predicted a career without limits. With the 2016 Games upon us, it is fair to say that the erstwhile golden boy has experienced both glory and failure inside the ring.
Tom Usher
8.2.16
FIGHTLAND

The Cult: Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton's lethal and tactically astute body punching earned him some huge victories in the boxing ring. But through it all, the Hyde-born fighter always remained a local lad.
Tom Usher
7.26.16
FIGHTLAND

The Cult: Mike Tyson

To opponents and wider society, Mike Tyson instilled fear. To mark his 50th birthday, we're inducting one of the most terrifying and controversial heavyweight boxers of all time into The Cult.
Tom Usher
6.30.16
the tash

The Cult: David Seaman

David Seaman was known as a rock between the sticks for club and country, but also for his powerful and career-spanning 'tash. More than mere facial hair, it served as a metaphor for the man himself.
Tom Usher
6.3.16
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