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Giles Coren

“Orig­i­nally I was go­ing to re­port on the launch party for Fer­rari Land,” says the colum­nist and broad­caster

of his visit to the au­to­mo­tive theme park, “but some­how I knew deep down that the place would

be a shit-gar­gling twat-mag­net and any sort of hos­pi­tal­ity ac­cepted would ham­string me jour­nal­is­ti­cally. So I waited

a cou­ple of weeks and went un­der my own steam

in­stead. As the say­ing goes, ‘If you build it, he will

come. And shit on it.’”

Alex Moshakis

“I was im­pressed,” says

writer Moshakis of jour­ney­man ten­nis player

Mar­cus Wil­lis. “He is tal­ented, com­mit­ted and hard-work­ing. But ten­nis

at his level is tough. Ev­ery­body is sim­i­larly tal­ented, ev­ery­body re­ally wants it, and trav­el­ling to in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments for lim­ited re­ward is a slog. I got the im­pres­sion that ma­jor break­throughs come down to chance.” Moshakis has also writ­ten for

The Guardian and The

New York Times.

Ben Machell

“When I heard that the first

transat­lantic sports fran­chise in his­tory was go­ing to be a third tier rugby league team from Canada, the sheer ab­sur­dity of it was in­cred­i­bly at­trac­tive,” says

The Times writer of the Toronto Wolf­pack. “But the more I spoke to fans and play­ers, what re­ally stuck with me was the op­ti­mism. Be­ing able to write about this amaz­ing sport with­out gri­mac­ing was a plea­sure.” Machell also writes for The

Evening Stan­dard and Vice.

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