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1872 Shirt, National Football Musuem

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

Nov 8, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look back at some of the sporting highlights from October in the North including notable performances from two sports stars who have been featured here in previous months. There’s also the usual preview of what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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Great North Run by Phil Pounder

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

Oct 6, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look back at some of the sporting highlights from September in the North including notable performances from two sports stars who have been featured here in previous months. There’s also the usual preview of what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum, Manchester

Review: Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum, Manchester

Sep 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum, Manchester

I love being in a museum when it’s closed – there’s all manner of weird sights and sounds after hours.

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Burnley football programme from one of the club's recent European ties

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

Sep 4, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

The bad news is that the glorious summer weather has disappeared as quickly as it arrived. The good news is that there’s plenty of sporting action to enjoy as we head into autumn. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell looks back at some of August’s sporting highlights from the North, before previewing what we can look forward to in September.

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Panerai British Classic Week 2018 Ph: Guido Cantini / Panerai

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

Jul 30, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July has flown by in a flash and the World Cup is already something of a distant memory. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look at what’s coming up in August as well as reliving some of the best sporting stories from the North during July.

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1872 Shirt, National Football Musuem

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

Jul 2, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In the first instalment of a regular series focusing on sport in the North of England, Margaret Brecknell examines stories from last month as well as looking forward to what’s on in July.

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Borough Park Workington

Easter Monday: Workington AFC v Lancaster City

Apr 7, 2018 Comments Off on Easter Monday: Workington AFC v Lancaster City

In our family we are all agreed that you can’t beat going to a football match on a Bank Holiday.

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Snooker @ Preston Guild Hall 24.2.18

Review: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Snooker, Preston Guild Hall

Mar 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Snooker, Preston Guild Hall

In the 1970s and 80s snooker seemed to be never off our screens and the players were household names.

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Great North Run, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Great North Run

Sep 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great North Run

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder headed to the Great North Run, an annual UK half marathon which is now officially the biggest in the world.

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Cricket, Hayley-Jane Sims

It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

Aug 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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