Tom Shrimplin Author

The greatest of goodbyes

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As it is our last issue of the Courier this academic year, we take a look back at famous sportspeople who made memorable final appearances...

How long? Managers who created a legacy

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Wenger’s reign is finally coming to an end, so we look back at some of the managers in charge for a very, very long time...

Selling Sunderland

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Sports Editor Tom Shrimplin reviews Sunderland's fall into League One as Elilis Short sells the club...

Local legends: A round-up of North-East sports

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With the seasons of many sports clubs from the North-East either already over or are heading to their final stages, our writers take a look at the mixed fortunes of several teams...

Stan Calvert: Time for Change

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After a damaging defeat in the annual Stan Calvert competition, Sport Editor Tom Shrimplin and writer Rebecca Johnson discuss the issues with the event and how it could improve...

Sports stars who end up big news

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From stolen taxis, nightclub scuffles to dates, our sports writers look back on just a few of the times when sporting stars gained media attention for controversies outside of...

What I’m Playing – Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

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Tom Shrimplin tries his hand at world domination with Civ VI's latest expansion...

Unlucky Olympians

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The Courier reviews the top blunders, misfortunes and unlucky performances in past Olympic Games...

Women’s lacrosse sticks it to Northumbria

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Sports Editor Tom Shrimplin reports on the Womens win and Mens loss against Northumbria in Lacrosse...

Stan Calvert 2018 Preview

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Courier Sport pick out some key fixtures to look out for on the final week of Stan Calvert 2018...