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Mark Taylor

Editor of The Sportsman since 2016.

Mark has more than 20 years' experience working in newsrooms as a reporter, sub-editor and content manager working on titles including the Lancashire Evening Post and Wigan Observer.

He has been writing about rugby league since 1991 for a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines, mainly focusing on the ups and downs of Leigh Centurions.

A Bolton Wanderers fan who gets misty-eyed talking about the days of Jay Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff, he's a football and rugby league kit anorak.

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Mourinho Happy With Captain Pogba
Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho ''Could Not Be Happier'' With Paul Pogba
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has rubbished speculation that his relationship with Paul Pogba is in trouble. The French World Cup winner was made captain…
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Kevin De Bruyne's Injury May Not Be As Bad As First Feared
Kevin De Bruyne Could Be Back For Manchester City Sooner Than First Thought
It was the news that every Manchester City fan didn't want just a week into the new season - an injury to their brilliant playmaker…
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Zenit Back From The Dead To Stay In Europa League
WATCH Zenit St Petersburg Produce Amazing Europa League Fightback From 4-0 Down To Beat Dinamo Minsk 8-5 On Aggregate
Zenit St Petersburg needed a miracle tonight if they were to stay alive in the Europa League. The Russian team needed to overturn a four-goal…
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Stadium Hold Up Frustrates Spurs Boss
Tottenham Hotspur Boss Apologises To Fans Over Stadium Delay
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino says he shares the disappointment of the fans as the club's move to White Hart Lane has been held up.…
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Players Unhappy With La Liga's American Dream
La Liga Players Express Anger At Plans To Take Games To America
News today that La Liga were planning to take a game abroad met with a decidedly mixed reaction from fans on social media. While some…
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Are These The Best Looking Kits Of The New Season?
Napoli's Slick Kits Evoke Glory Days Of Kappa
Napoli have rarely had a bad kit to be fair. Memories of Diego Maradona in that sky blue shirt sponsored by Mars will live long in…
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Lionel Messi Turns Down International Call-Up
Barcelona Captain Lionel Messi May Not Play For Argentina Again This Year
Lionel Messi has thrown his international future into doubt by asking not to be considered for selection for a series of upcoming Argentina friendlies. The…
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Fascinating Fly On The Wall Manchester City Film Premieres This Week
Unprecedented Access Makes Manchester City: All Or Nothing A Must Watch For All Sports Fans
The highly anticipated documentary detailing Manchester City's Premier League title win last season is just days away and it looks fantastic. Produced by Amazon Prime,…
Football  /
Flying Start: Remembering The Best Ever Starts To A Top Flight Season
Can Liverpool, Manchester United And Manchester City Repeat Their Best Ever Starts To A Season?
Alex Ferguson always used to say that the league table means nothing until Christmas, and although you can’t win the title before the clocks go…
Football  /
Zidane Targets United Job
Zinedine Zidane Keen On Replacing Jose Mourinho As Manchester United Manager
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has an eye on taking a job in the Premier League with Manchester United at the top of his…
Football  /
Chelsea's Bakayoko Heading For Serie A Giants On Loan
Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko Joins AC Milan On Loan Deal With Option To Buy
Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko has signed for Serie A side AC Milan on loan. The Italian club will have the option to buy the player for around…
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Alex Scott Makes Sky Sports Super Sunday History
How Social Media Reacted To Alex Scott Becoming Sky Sports' First Ever Super Sunday Pundit
Alex Scott made history today as she became the first ever female pundit on Sky Sports' Super Sunday. Scott was one of the success stories…
Football  /
Italian Set To Leave Manchester United
Manchester United Defender Set To Quit Club For Serie A This Week
Matteo Darmian could leave Manchester United as early as this week after it was reported that his wife remained in Italy for the start of…
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Kane Earns High Praise From Boss
Tottenham Hotspur Striker Harry Kane In ''Best Form'' Claims Boss Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for Harry Kane even though he failed to get on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win…
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David Moyes Makes Bold United Claim
Manchester United Could Be Top Of The Premier League By November Says Former Boss
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has made a surprising prediction about his old club's chances of Premier League success this season. Jose Mourinho's men enjoyed…
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