Louis Hobbs

Louis Hobbs

Lead Journalist

279 Articles

Favourite Football Team

Sheffield United

Favourite Darts Player

Steve Beaton

Favourite NFL team

Baltimore Ravens

Favourite Sporting Venue

The Crucible

Favourite Sports Movie

The Blind Side

Favourite Sporting Memory

Michael Smith's nine darter in the 2023 World Championship final

Meet Louis Hobbs, our esteemed authority on all matters sports-related. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Louis effortlessly emerges as our go-to expert. His particular expertise in the realms of darts and snooker sets him apart and brings a level of insight that goes beyond the ordinary. Louis also holds a deep affection for all things related to US sports, with a special emphasis on basketball and American football, which stand out as his particular favorites. His content may not resonate with you, if you don't consider Lamar Jackson the most skilled player in the NFL.

What is more a difficult a nine darter or 147?

I simply couldn't answer that one. All I can say is they're both significantly harder than a hole in one. You can fluke a hole in one for sure.

What is your favourite sporting quote?

Sheffield's own, Neil Warnock: "Enjoy yourself, but enjoy it by being disciplined".

Latest Articles by Louis Hobbs

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League

Football

What Are Expected Goals (xG) in Football? A Comprehensive Guide

Unravelling football's mysteries: Discover the essence of expected goals (xG), from its calculation to real-world applications.

Louis Hobbs

2024-06-12

OKTAGON 58 Preview: Prague Set to Host the Rematch of the Century

MMA

OKTAGON 58 Preview: Prague Set to Host the Rematch of the Century

OKTAGON 58 returns to Prague on June 8, 2024, featuring high-stakes fights, including the rematch between Karlos Vémola and Attila Végh. Expect intense main card and preliminary bouts, with fighters also vying for the €1 million Tipsort Gamechanger prize.

Louis Hobbs

2024-06-07

OKTAGON 58: Liverpool's Shem Rock Pulls No Punches Ahead of Showdown with Former Czech Police Officer

MMA

OKTAGON 58: Liverpool's Shem Rock Pulls No Punches Ahead of Showdown with Former Czech Police Officer

Liverpool's Shem Rock, fuelled by rivalry, vows to conquer Prague's arena at OKTAGON 58 against Czech's Jaroslav Pokorny.

Louis Hobbs

2024-06-06

OKTAGON MMA's €1 Million Tournament Reaches Quarter-Finals – Biggest Prize Pot in European MMA

MMA

OKTAGON MMA's €1 Million Tournament Reaches Quarter-Finals – Biggest Prize Pot in European MMA

OKTAGON 58 in Prague hosts €1 million MMA tournament, featuring high-stakes quarterfinals and Vegh vs Vemola rematch.

Louis Hobbs

2024-06-04

Dan Powell: Championing Accessibility in Sport Through His GNR8 Academy

Olympics

Dan Powell: Championing Accessibility in Sport Through His GNR8 Academy

Dan Powell, visually impaired GB Judo athlete, founded GNR8 Academy for accessibility. Inspired by his Paralympian father, he won a Social Impact Award for community work.

Louis Hobbs

2024-05-31

Luke Humphries Proposes Premier League Format Changes After Final Defeat to Luke Littler

Darts

Luke Humphries Proposes Premier League Format Changes After Final Defeat to Luke Littler

Luke Humphries suggests changes to the Premier League Darts format, advocating for a fan-driven poll and a two-phase structure inspired by the FedEx Cup, while emphasising the importance of maintaining its elite status.

Louis Hobbs

2024-05-30

Louis Hobbs

Louis is our resident stats geek, and sports aficionado. From arm wrestling to ziplining, this man knows it all.

Hailing from a city renowned for both its football and snooker legacy, Louis's passion for sports was deeply influenced by Sheffield's rich sporting culture.

A devoted Sheffield United fan, Louis embarked on his career after a notable work experience stint at the Sheffield Star, where he had the privilege of shaking hands with Billy Sharp.

Louis’ ability to capture the essence of thrilling sports moments, combined with his in-depth knowledge has led him to contribute to many major events in the sports calendar. One of the defining moments in his career came in 2022 when he played a crucial role in the coverage of the Rugby League World Cup.