Category : Sport

West Brom were right to sack Tony Pulis: Opinion Piece

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 “Actually wanted us to lose the last few games, so it would speed up his departure, never thought I’d see the day when I wanted my own team to lose, that’s the extent of how bad things got”.   This was a tweet from a West Brom fan in the aftermath … Read More

Review: Shock Soc’s Robot Fighting League

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Last week Sports Editor, Elliot van Barthold, went down to Shock Soc’s Robot Fighting League to witness barbarism the likes Leeds University Union had never witnessed before. The turn of the millennium was a truly iconic period of British pop culture: S Club 7 were dominating radio’s soundwaves; Liam and … Read More

Rugby League World Cup: Round-Up

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Competition nears end as the final four are decided The quarter-finals of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup went as expected, save for one momentous upset. Australia dominated Samoa 46-0, Tonga narrowly beat Lebanon 24-22 and England, despite a performance riddled with ball-handling errors, defeated tournament co-hosts Papua New Guinea … Read More

Everton should aim high in their managerial search

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Eric Kostadinov discusses the challenges facing Everton in their continued hunt for a Ronald Koeman replacement. Allardyce, Dyche, Silva, Simeone and Unsworth. Not quite a usual managerial list for any premier league club. Immediately, you can sense which candidates are the choices of longtime chairman Bill Kenwright, and which are … Read More

Opinion: “We should not let violence mar sporting events”

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After a violent incident in Brazil involving the Mercedes Formula One team, Thomas Lambton discusses the rise of violence in sport and the fallout from these events. The events of the 11th November in which a Mercedes team car was robbed at gunpoint in São Paulo served as a further … Read More

The Muggle’s Guide to Quidditch

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The Gryphon gets to grips with this up and coming sport that you might have thought only existed in the world of fiction. I am one of thousands of people in over 40 countries who play a sport called Quidditch. Contrary to what you might think, Quidditch in its current … Read More

Vertical Fitness reaching new heights

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LUU’s Vertical Fitness society gives us an insight into the rapid development of this recently recognised sport. 2017/18 is set to be a great year for Vertical Fitness. Pole dancing has finally been recognised as an official sport and the International Pole Sports Federation has begun the application to become … Read More

Les Rosbifs: British Footballers Abroad. An Interview with Ryan Williams.

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The Gryphon sat down with Englishman Ryan Williams and talked all things football and adapting to life across the pond.  When picturing those from our tiny island travelling internationally, the image conjured is often that of “Brits Abroad”. This image may often be associated with a sun-kissed beach, drinking a … Read More

Anthony Joshua Topples Takam

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Anthony Joshua successfully defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles courtesy of 10th round stoppage win over Carlos Takam at the principality stadium in Cardiff. The victory ensures that Joshua extends his undefeated record to 20 professional fights.  Given the manner of the build-up to the fight, as Joshua’s … Read More

Interview: Marching Out Together – Leeds United’s LGBT+ Support Group

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Sports Editor Elliot van Barthold had a chance to speak to Leeds United LGBT+ support group, Marching Out Together, about the issue of homophobia in professional football. With the group up and running for two months now, how has the general reaction from the Leeds fan base, and other supporters, … Read More