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Mike Dolan


French and Spanish undergraduate at the University of Liverpool where I also wrote for the university newspaper on sport, politics and News. Regular contributor to ‘The Rugby Blog’, i have also written for a Euro 2012 betting site writing match previews and tips for their Spanish language version. Co-founder of My first byline with a national newspaper came whilst doing work experience with The Daily Telegraph sports section.

Twitter: @michaeldolan18

Blog: In At The Side

Stories by Mike

  • Alternative Sports Personality of the Year 2012
    BBC’s ‘The Sports Personality of the Year’ awards will every year, without fail, cause some form of uproar regardless of their results. It is the ambiguity of the title ‘Sports Personality’ that causes frustration among its viewers. However, it is because of this ambiguity that we can draw up an alternative list of Sports ‘personalities’ that have made us laugh, cry and cringe.
  • SPOTY contenders- Ben Ainslie
    The BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be awarded on 16th December and in the weeks preceding the event, the Sports Gazette will be reviewing the contenders for the main award. In this edition we look at Ben Ainslie
  • A Positive Outlook On BT Revolution
    Change wouldn’t be change if you didn’t have the usual band of naysayers beating their drumb so that everyone can hear them, even if their beat is asynchronous. BT’s ambitious plans to monopolise rugby union coverage have hardly avoided the percussion performance, but media and PR consultant at Harlequins Paddy Lennon maintains a positive stance.
  • England V Australia: The Gain Line @ Dolche Vita
    Take one English forward, one Australian half-back. Both former national league players in their respective homelands and both trainee journalists. Hold on to your hazelnut lattes!
  • Matt Garvey Making the Transition at Irish
    'Simmies' old boy Matt Garvey has become a key cog in the transition wheel at London Irish. One of the most gregarious individuals you could wish to meet, Garvey spoke to the sports Gazette last week about all things st. Mary's and Irish.
  • Rosslyn Park Win South West London Derby
    A Brace of tries from former St. Mary’s student Neville Edwards helped Rosslyn Park to a 37-17 bonus point victory away to local rivals Richmond at the Athletic Ground on Saturday.
  • Legend's Gym Creating its Own Legacy
    After such a successful home Olympics one would expect sports clubs to be overflowing with new ‘inspired’ members looking to live the legacy but that hasn’t necessarily been the case for Legend’s boxing gym in Kew.