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Arsenal betters Premier League by capping away tickets at £26

Arsenal betters Premier League by capping away tickets at £26

Gunners fans are “delighted” that in addition to the Premier League cap on away ticket prices Arsenal will provide a further £4 subsidy to their supporters. While the Premier League has confirmed the cap will come in at the start of the 2016/2017 season, Arsenal have announced their away tickets will be further subsidised at £26. Speaking […]

Islington boxer Kian Thomas cancels clash over weight dispute

Islington boxer Kian Thomas cancels clash over weight dispute

Promising Islington boxer Kian ‘Tec’ Thomas was forced to cancel an important clash over the weekend, after a disagreement over the weight limit.  The  slugger had been hoping to move up the British rankings with a win over Tottenham pugilist Mark McKray at York Hall arena in Bethnal Green. However, Thomas’ team felt that the fight should not […]

Arsenal sunk by Rashford brace for Manchester United

Arsenal sunk by Rashford brace for Manchester United

Arsenal lost vital ground in the title race today after being defeated 3-2 by Manchester United, who were inspired by a brace from Premier League debutant Marcus Rashford. Here’s how it happened in real-time. The Islington outfit knew defeat today would prove detrimental to their hopes of a first Premier League title since 2004, but found […]

Highbury kids score Jermaine Jenas visit

Highbury kids score Jermaine Jenas visit

Former Premier League star Jermaine Jenas wowed children at Highbury Grove School last week on a visit to kick off a partnership. Details of the partnership could not be revealed as it is a working relationship still in its early phases. Jackie Barry, the PA to head teacher Tom Sherrington, said: “Jermaine was met by […]

On the pitch with OId Street’s very own rugby team

On the pitch with OId Street’s very own rugby team

Watching Old Streetonians RFC train, it’s hard to see where they have gone wrong. The players pop the ball between one another at speed, moving seamlessly between the lines. There’s pace, confidence and skill in abundance, with no little camaraderie. They appear to have the perfect set-up. Devoted staff, brand new facilities and an ideal […]

Phoenix from the flames: Finsbury claw back 57-57 draw

Phoenix from the flames: Finsbury claw back 57-57 draw

Finsbury Phoenix battled London Basketball School to a hard fought 57-57 draw in the Islington men’s basketball league despite having too few players to field a full team. Finsbury had to forfeit the match, which will be recorded as a 20-0 reverse, but both teams played on regardless. The first half was played at a […]

Netball for all in Islington

Netball for all in Islington

“NETBALL isn’t just about netball,” believe Playnetball, an unusual focus for the organisers of an Islington-based netball league. They believe they are in a league of their own, promising to provide the “perfect antidote” to leagues that don’t listen to a word you say and pay no attention to what you actually want. Playnetball run […]

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