Ralf Rangnick… What does he bring to Manchester United?

Football | November 29th, 2021

Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as the new Manchester United interim manager, with the idea that he’ll then move into a consultancy role at the club for a further two years. So, what will the 63-year-old German bring to the … Read More »

Lord Glitters

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 19th, 2021

Hi there! This unusually sustained spell of dry weather is proving frustrating for both trainers and those of us who prefer to see horses racing in more traditional conditions for the time of year. Nobody wants the sight of horses … Read More »


Ian Carnaby's Racing News | November 11th, 2021

I have few reasons to go to London these days, which is a source of some regret, though the fact is that several of my old haunts have closed and those that are in still in business are run by … Read More »

Newcomer Talent On View Today

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 10th, 2021

Hi there! There does not appear to be much rain over the next seven days or so, exacerbating the current concerns about small fields. Watering is due to take place at Cheltenham for the three-day meeting starting on Friday, while … Read More »

How can Manchester United win the Manchester Derby?

Football | November 5th, 2021

This weekend one of the biggest fixtures in the Premier League takes place. The Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.    Games between these two have always been important to locals and fans of both clubs, but over the last 15 years … Read More »

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A Man to Watch

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 5th, 2021

Hi there! I was asked recently who did I think, from the current crop of trainers, could ‘do a job’. In the past a handful of names would have come to mind, but for a moment I struggled to think … Read More »

Last week: 5-0 loss… This week: 3-0 win… What changed?…

Football | November 2nd, 2021

The game against Liverpool at Old Trafford was one of the worst experiences I’ll ever have at a football game. Whilst it’s probably better for me long-term knowing it doesn’t get much worse than that, it was a really tough … Read More »


125/1 ‘Surprise’ at Redcar

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 2nd, 2021

Hi there! Sometimes weird things happen and I’m not sure how it was that Magnificence was returned at odds of 125/1 for the 7f Class 4 0-80 handicap at Redcar today. The Racing Post forecast is only a guide, but … Read More »