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Posted on 11:07am Wednesday 6th July 2011
Not a single cloud stood in the sky over Louisville, Kentucky. It was a majestic start to a day that promised to be of epic proportions. This day, Saturday 7th May 2011, is perhaps the biggest highlight in world horse racing and also for the state of Kentucky and its biggest city Louisville. The big circus had rolled into town and the flavor of the American south mixed in with the rich aristocracy of the north created an odd sense of expectancy and razzmatazz.
Posted on 7:02pm Tuesday 8th February 2011
The Pittsburgh Steelers reached the Super Bowl for the third time in six years as they battled it out with the Green Bay Packers for the famous 45th Vince Lombardi Trophy last Sunday in a wintry Dallas, Texas.
Posted on 4:31pm Tuesday 12th October 2010
Recently I travelled to Newark, an industrial city 10 miles from Manhattan. It is a football loving town, where the New York Red Bulls call home. It is not however for the faint hearted....
Posted on 8:30pm Friday 29th January 2010
After last weekend's terrific 5th round FA cup draw, the rivalry of the upcoming South Coast Derby is sure to produce fireworks across the Solent one way or another on 13th February. Here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the game will be eagerly watched in a local British bar, by a die-hard Saints fan (me) and several Americans who have seen the light and decided to call Alan Pardew's men THEIR side.
Posted on 3:46am Wednesday 25th February 2009
The steel city erupted as the final whistle blew 1,000miles away at Superbowl 43 in Tampa, Florida. I was in the happiest city in the world on Sunday 1st February 2009. The Pittsburgh Steelers made history; they became the most successful NFL franchise in history as they won an unprecedented 6th Vince Lombardi Trophy (Superbowl trophy to you and me.) I was in the middle of one of the biggest celebrations in US history. To watch the game I crammed into an apartment along with my team mates in Oakland, a district barely 1 mile from the towering skyline of downtown Pittsburgh. We ran out jubilantly into the street, greeted by people flooding from every direction yelling “six-burgh baby”, “Steeeeeelers!” and “Champions of the world!” in typical Yank fashion!
Posted on 5:00pm Monday 6th October 2008
Well.....my first year in Pittsburgh went extremely well and i returned home to Southampton for the summer, and enjoyed seeing friends and family again. But now im back to business, playing football and studying hard towards my degree in journalism in my 2nd year stateside.
Posted on 4:56am Friday 11th April 2008
Last week i shadowed a reporter from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette the paper which serves the 2.5 million people who live in and around Pittsburgh. I attended a NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators and was totally blown away by the access media have in this all action league.
Posted on 5:28am Wednesday 30th January 2008
As I sit here gazing at the snow falling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the harsh reality of a North American winter sets in. The thermometer has struggled to get above 0 Celsius (or 32 Fahrenheit) since I returned from my 3 week whistle-stop visit for Christmas. Is it just me or do all English people still struggle at first to deal with the loss of all that unpredictable weather we receive on our fine shores? Ok, it's just me then. The confusion of hearing my alarm clock waking me up for football training at 6am stating that the temperature will be "a chilly and icy 32 degrees today", is startling, this is yet another factor which sets Britain apart from the rest. We measure the weather in Celsius and we drive on the left side of the road, Rule Britannia! A wry smile breaks over my face as I hit the snooze button.