Darren Gough

Darren Gough: Why I would have handed the England armband to Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson

AS always seems to happen, we do have these false hopes leading into any tournament that the England football team go into.

Ready for the Test:  England batsman Jos Buttler. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Darren Gough: Jos Buttler can serve up Test treat by playing natural game

LOOKING at the England Test squad for the series with Pakistan, I am pretty happy. Yes, there will be question marks on Jos Buttler, but – thinking a little bit out of the box – I always believe that runs are runs.

Colin Graves: Deserves to be heard.

Darren Gough: Colin Graves is right about cricket’s lack of appeal

ECB chairman Colin Graves has taken some criticism for saying that the younger generation are not attracted to cricket.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner (centre) celebrates after his side secured their Premier League status for another season at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Picture: John Walton/PA

Darren Gough: I have to admit ... ‘brilliant’ Huddersfield Town are THE Yorkshire club

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN’S achievement in staying up in the Premier League is absolutely brilliant.

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Mark Williams walks to his post match interview without any clothes on after winning the 2018 World Championshipat The Crucible. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Darren Gough: Make or break time as snooker needs to attract wider audience

THE World Snooker Championship final at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre between Mark Williams and John Higgins may have got a load of headlines, but let’s face it – the only reason it got on the back pages was because the winner did his press conference naked.

OUT OF ACTION: Emerald Headingley. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

Darren Gough: Unbelievable that Headingley is put out of action for four months

I LOVE county cricket, but it is at a real crossroads and, unfortunately, no one actually seems to really know where it is going.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp walks out to meet the Liverpool fans after reaching the Champions League Final. Picture: Steven Paston/PA

Darren Gough: Time to herald the start of a new era in football

LIVERPOOL and Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece is the dream final.

Yorkshire captain Tim Bresnan celebrates a wicket in a format, twenty20, that took a while to take off but does not deserve tinkering with. (Picture:

Darren Gough: ‘100-ball’ confusion just to get in before News at 10

THE ECB’S plan to introduce a new ‘100 ball’ format into its eight-team city-based tournament is just strange and absolutely confusing for me.

YP columnist Darren Gough

Darren Gough: Cash from Wembley sale must be spent wisely

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has made a reported offer worth £900m to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association and I think they should sell; it is a no-brainer.

Australia's Steve Smith: 12-month ban.

Darren Gough: Banned Aussies should not be allowed to play in England

I WAS absolutely gobsmacked when I heard that Surrey coach Michael Di Venuto said he would be keen to sign one of Australia’s banned Test stars in Steve Smith, David Warner or Cameron Bancroft.

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle: Has done a fantastic job.

Darren Gough: Why Leeds United are a ‘basket case’ and why Sheffield Wednesday fans should be ‘concerned’

JUST what has happened to Yorkshire football?

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New Yorkshire Post Sports Weekend columnist Darren Gough

Darren Gough: It’s high time to rip up cricket’s central contracts

The Yorkshire Post is delighted to welcome Darren Gough as new weekly columnist. He opens up with a broadside for England cricket chiefs.

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