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Mark Taylor

Editor of The Sportsman since 2016.

Mark has more than 20 years' experience 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 1990 for a variety of local and national newspapers, mainly focusing on the ups and downs of Leigh Centurions.

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Juventus Set To Abandon Tradition With ''Abonimation'' Of A New Kit
Football kit launches used to be sedate affairs.Players dressed in the new strip stood proudly with a foot on the ball and if you were really…
Football  / 95 Years, 95 Shirts - Telling The Story Of Umbro
Iconic Football Brand Umbro Celebrates 95 Years With Manchester Exhibition
The story of Umbro is currently being told - in shirt form - in its home city of Manchester.A brand forever linked with football in…
Football  / The New Spurs Stadium In Numbers
From The NFL Pitch To The Microbrewery - The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium In Numbers
What a night for Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare to begin life in their new stadium.After months of delays and doubts about whether they’d even…
Football  / The Chelsea Loan Stars Awaiting Their Big Chance
Will Transfer Ban Mean Chelsea's Loan Stars Like Reece James Finally Get Their Chance?
As Premier League clubs start to draw up their summer transfer wish-lists, players out on loan will be contemplating their immediate futures.It’s impossible to have…
Manchester United Have Been Warned - How Wolves Have Upset The Top Six This Season
Wolves have already thwarted Manchester United twice this season and they will be looking to do it again tonight.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are chasing a…
Football  / Even Ronaldo And Messi Haven't Managed This...
Karim Benzema Sets A Record Which Even Lionel Messi Is Unlikely To Get Near
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has set a La Liga record which even the great Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can’t match.Frenchman Benzema was on the…
Virgil Van Dijk And The Best Ever Midseason Signings
It was another inspirational performance from Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool snatched a crucial three points against Tottenham Hotspur to maintain their push for the…
Football  / The Highs And Lows Of Being An Interim Manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer And Gareth Southgate Prove Interim Managers Can Work Out
The “interim manager” is a title we’ve got used to recently.“Caretaker manager” was the accepted term for someone who stepped in after a manager left…
Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Emerges From Manchester United Speculation With Reputation Enhanced
Cast your mind back to December.Jose Mourinho has just been sacked by Manchester United and nearly everyone is pitching the same candidate to replace the…
Football  / Can Manchester United Break A 23 Scoring Record?
Manchester United On Verge Of Doing Something They've Not Managed In 23 Years
Manchester United are on the verge of breaking a 23-year record ahead of their Premier League clash with Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.Ole Gunnar…
Football  / Can Spurs Avoid The New Stadium Syndrome?
Spurs Beware - How Teams Have Fared When Moving Into A New Stadium
As Tottenham Hotspur prepare to finally begin live at their new home, it seemed the perfect time to look at how teams generally fare after…
Why Manchester United Fans Want Mike Phelan To Be Named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Permanent Assistant
It must be pretty good to be Mike Phelan right now.Not too long ago, Phelan was happy to get a guest spot on Sky Sports…
What Happened To The Rest Of Manchester United's 1999 Champions League Winning Squad?
Even before he was appointed as Manchester United manager today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had written himself into the history of the club thanks to a…
Football  / Terriers On Verge Of Premier League Exit
What Needs To Happen For Huddersfield Town To Be Relegated From The Premier League This Weekend
As the Premier League returns after the international break this weekend, all focus will inevitably turn to the two-way fight for the title.But a world…
Does Harry Kane Hold All The Aces In The Race To Be Premier League Top Scorer?
The race to be the Premier League’s leading scorer is proving as fascinating as the duel for the title.Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is leading the…
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