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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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On This Day In 2002: South Korea Knock Italy Out Of The World Cup
On the 18th June 2002 a 26-year-old South Korean committed an act that would instantly put him out of work.That man was Ahn Jung-hwan who…
Remember Me? Alexis Sanchez Could Still Have A Future At Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez may have become shorthand for talking about everything that’s gone wrong at Manchester United in the past few years but he showed on…
Tiger Print Is Back In Fashion For Hull City With Retro-Look Umbro Kit
Hull City have resurrected and updated an iconic kit from the 1990s for the new season.The Tigers have often taken their nickname quite literally in…
Football  / A Hungarian Legend
Zoltan Gera €“ The Gangster Who Put Hungarian Football Back On The Map
In the sixth article on a handful of cult Eastern European players who captured the imagination of a generation, Andy Edgeworth looks at Zoltan Gera.…
Tennis  / End Of An Era For Tennis?
Will We Ever See Another Golden Era Of Tennis Like This?
Sport is obsessed with gold.Golden eras, golden generations, golden boots. In recent years it’s become a shortcut for anything that’s good.In football, most teams can…
James Maddison: The Rise And Rise Of Leicester City€™s Creative Genius As Manchester United Move Is Mooted
The Premier League season only finished on May 13, and we’ve only just found out who has won this year’s prestigious Champions League but the…
Football  / The Best Ever Football Mascots
The 5 Most Memorable World Cup Mascots Ever
None of us really knows what they are for or what purpose they serve but as the face of football has changed almost beyond recognition…
Football  / Saluting The Pioneers Of Womens Football
2019 World Cup: Three Pioneers Of Women€™s Football In Britain
In 2004 Sepp Blatter, the then president of football’s world governing body, said:"Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball,”…
Football  / Spurs Stability Is A Far Cry From 15 Years Ago
Chaos Of Jacques Santini's 13-Game Reign Shows How Far Spurs Have Come In 15 Years
If Spurs ever want to put Mauricio Pochettino’s achievements in perspective, then they needn’t look back all that far.The Argentine recently celebrated five years in…
Football  / The Chainsmoking Football Pioneer
The Amazing Lily Parr, A Trailblazer For Women And English Football
In the same week the Women’s World Cup kicks off in France, a lasting tribute to one of the sport’s pioneers has been unveiled at the…
Football  / European Football's Most Exciting Teenager?
Portugal's Rising Star Joao Felix: Everything You Need To Know About The Liverpool And Manchester United Target
As Portugal prepare to take on Switzerland in the semi-final of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, Cristiano Ronaldo will have to be content with sharing…
Tennis  / How Nadal Beat The Odds
How Rafael Nadal Defied Injuries To Stay On Top Of His Game
The fates have conspired to ensure familiar foes Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the semi-finals of the French Open.It’s Federer’s first French…
Football  / When Football Panels Changed Forever
Screen Test: How ITV Introduced Us To The World Cup Panel
These days we take football punditry very much for granted but prior to1970 the only place you’d find a group of like-minded individuals sitting around,…
Tennis  / Nadal's Greatest Enemy? Injury
How Rafael Nadal Defied Injuries To Stay On Top Of His Game
The fates have conspired to ensure familiar foes Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the semi-finals of the French Open.It’s Federer’s first French…
Football  / Where Next For Van De Beek?
Will Donny van de Beek Be The Next Ajax Star To Secure Mega Transfer?
Ajax’s astonishing run to the Champions League semi-finals provided many of their youthful, exciting squad with a prime spot in the shop window.Frenkie de Jong…
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