Category : Football

Was Eniola Aluko given hush-money?

1 month ago / 0 comments

In early 2016, the FA’s Director of Elite Development, Dan Ashworth, asked England women’s striker Eniola Aluko to contribute to a cultural review of all England teams. The result was an eight-page submission that comprised a “non-exhaustive” list of seven specific instances amounting to the “basis of a culture of … Read More

From Newell’s to Nanjing: Messi theme park unveiled

4 months ago / 0 comments

Although Paul Pogba made headlines when he became the first football player to have his own emoji, it seems that Lionel Messi is about to go a step further in the engagement of football fans away from the football pitch. The Barcelona superstar was in China over the weekend to … Read More

The “Italian Job” Enters a New Phase

4 months ago / 0 comments

With Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani, having completed his takeover at Leeds United on May the 23rd, the question on most Leeds’ fans’ lips is, will he finally ensure a period of stability in the club boardroom after years of upheaval? From Peter Ridsdale to Ken Bates, from GFH Capital to … Read More

Too little, too Leyt: the Struggles of Orient

5 months ago / 0 comments

Barry Hearn is a man who has made few mistakes during his career, as he turned snooker and darts into the phenomena they are today. However, even he admits his judgement was mistaken when he sold Leyton Orient to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti in 2014. The club, who were on the … Read More

Losing innocence: David Moyes and the Pandora’s Box of sexism

6 months ago / 0 comments

You’ve likely seen the video by now. You don’t need me to tell you how it goes. David Moyes’ words to the BBC’s Vicki Sparks have been endlessly debated since the footage entered the public domain on Monday. “Just getting a wee bit naughty there at the end, so just … Read More

The Championship Climax: All Still to Play For

6 months ago / 0 comments

With just 9 games left of the regular season, the race for promotion and relegation in the Championship is set to reach an exciting climax.  Newcastle lead the pack at the top of the league, whilst bar Rotherham, 22 points adrift at the bottom, there are 7 teams all danger … Read More

Luis to leave Barca

6 months ago / 0 comments

Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola have a lot in common. They were Barcelona team-mates in the late 90s, played together for the national side, and, can both lay claim to being two of Barcelona’s most successful managers of all time. Having won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Leeds crash out of promotion race

7 months ago / 0 comments

After last week’s disappointing defeat to Beckett 1s, Leeds Men’s Football 1st XI hosted York 1s, knowing that they needed to win this game in hand to keep promotion hopes alive, with Beckett 5 points clear. Uni started poorly and went 0-1 down after a cracking 25 yard drive leaving … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Dilly ding, dilly gone – the bell tolls on Ranieri’s Leicester reign

7 months ago / 0 comments

For the second time in the last seven months, Leicester City have shocked the sporting world. After the highs of winning their first ever top flight title in May, defying odds of 5000/1, it was announced late on Thursday that the club would be ‘parting company’ with manager Claudio Ranieri. … Read More

Debate: Is time up for Wenger?

7 months ago / 0 comments

YES – Joey Wright Many Arsenal fans would love to rewind to the 2003/04 season of success and stay there forever, yet Arsenal never recovered from the ‘Invincibles’ fame which occurred nearly fifteen years ago. Fast-forward to the 2015/16 season, which epitomised the recent failings of Arsenal as they lost … Read More