The not goings on at Manchester United

Good morning sports fans, it’s Ayyaz Malik aka The Sports Buff here. Let’s have a chat, about Manchester United. Man United, the 20-time Premier League champions and the three-time Champions League winners, were in 2008/09 the best team in the world (after winning the Club World Cup). Fast forward some 13 years, now coming onContinue reading “The not goings on at Manchester United”

A defence of Harry Maguire

Jacob Harry Maguire, or as most people know him , Harry Maguire is quite the divisive figure amongst Manchester United fans, and football fans a like. Football fans, I will give you my opinion on the 29-year old former in this piece, but I do want to argue a case for a defence for theContinue reading “A defence of Harry Maguire”

One of the very few times, they’re wrong

Good afternoon sports fans, let’s go down memory lane. Football fans in particular think Manchester United in the 90’s and 2000’s. Here is an example of a colossus on and off the pitch. Off the pitch The Red Devils were one of the richest in world sport and most certainly football too, and even aContinue reading “One of the very few times, they’re wrong”

One hand on the title?

Hello, good evening sports fans, it’s me your Sports Buff, I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. Let’s talk, about football. Unlike yesterday, today was a busy day of fixtures both in Scotland and down South (for Scottish fans) for matters in England’s Premier League. I will start with theContinue reading “One hand on the title?”

County cricket is finished they said

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, it’s me your sports buff. I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. For the English cricket lovers amongst you, you will be aware of the English Cricket Board (ECB) ramming down the newly formed, The Hundred tournament down our throats. It will make cricket ‘appealingContinue reading “County cricket is finished they said”

My thoughts on why Manchester City can’t crack Europe

Hello and good evening sports fans, I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. In the football it’s one of the biggest conundrums, why Manchester City despite wiping the proverbial floor clean domestically, in Europe how ever club football’s top prize the UEFA Champions League continues to elude them. After LiverpoolContinue reading “My thoughts on why Manchester City can’t crack Europe”

The ‘Open Heart Surgery’ needed at Man United examined

In a season that has seen many lows and maybe just two highs (Ronaldo’s goal scoring achievements and David DeGea returning to form), the team here at The Sports Buff want to weigh into a debate, that’s been brewing ever since interim manager Ralf Ragnick made, the now infamous assessment of the state of affairsContinue reading “The ‘Open Heart Surgery’ needed at Man United examined”

When you know it’s summer (in the sporting sense)

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. As discussed in previous articles, we here at The Sports Buff, want to look at sports, but through a different lens if you like. We have spoke about school cricket, back garden cricket and football, but here weContinue reading “When you know it’s summer (in the sporting sense)”

When you go back to an ex

Hello, good evening sports fans, I pray you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. Ladies and gents, the ex. Whether that be an ex-wife, ex-girlfriend (or of course the other way round), the ex divides opinion. They were good to me, I shouldn’t have left, or they were worse and more contagiousContinue reading “When you go back to an ex”

The pros and cons of five-a-side

Hello, and good afternoon, sports fans it’s me The Sports Buff. Hope you’re well and looking after yourselves. Ladies and gents, I want to talk about an issue that’s relevant in the world of sports, today’s issue is the topic of five-a-side football. Ahh, five-a-side, the format where everyone is a striker and everyone isContinue reading “The pros and cons of five-a-side”