Month: July 2020

More than 20 years since the Reggae Boyz last qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and here we are, still discussing the obvious faults in our local game. Many believed that with the nation achieving such a remarkable accomplishment, the governing body for football in Jamaica – the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) – …

It won’t work: Jamaica’s RSPL needs improvement Read More »

When things aren’t going so well we tend to forget the good ol’ times. There is some bright sides to our current situation; it may be the little nuances of the game but they all come together to make for a more intriguing prospect for the fans. Here are a few silver linings we can …

Football’s Post-Pandemic Nuances Read More »

If “one step forward, two steps back” was a person (or in this case a team), it would probably be the West Indies cricket team. After an excellent showing in the first of three Test matches against England – winning by 4 wickets – they seem to have reverted to their old selves with a …

Does WI need lessons in situational awareness? Read More »

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, the world took a pause to look on. Sports of all kinds, including football, had to go on an enforced hiatus for an indefinite period, which meant all kinds of tournaments had to be cancelled. The Olympic Games in Tokyo and what would have been the 100th …

MLS is Back Read More »

This High School Power Ranking is an assessment of the biggest winners across Jamaica’s three most prominent competitions at the High School Level, Schoolboy Football, Boys’ Champs and to add an “academic sport”, TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. Using a specially devised power ranking metric, Tanya Lee breaks down the top five schools. 5. St. George’s …

Tanya Lee’s Top Five High School Power Rankings Read More »

Former Kingston College standout, Akeem Bloomfield, who is now a professional track and field athlete with major sportswear brand Puma, believes that student athletes in Jamaica are placed under too much pressure. However, he reiterated that the pressure comes as a result of the athlete’s exceptional talent. Speaking with 876Stream during an Instagram Live interview …

Bloomfield chimes in on Student Athlete pressure debate Read More »

Time is an illusion. I’m not just saying that; theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli would back me up. In his book ‘The Order Of Time’ Rovelli argues that our perception of time are all wrong, based on his quantum calculations. Now, I’m not out to spark a scientific paradigm shift, I’m just saying, three months have …

The Changing Face of The Beautiful Game Read More »

If the rumors are to be believed, then Jamaican superstar Leon Bailey could be the next big money signing for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. The 22-year-old has been repeatedly linked with City since it was announced that out of favor German winger Leroy Sane will not be renewing his contract with the Manchester Club. …

Bailey Could Become World Beater Under PEP Read More »