Tag : football

Sumptuous Sturridge saves Liverpool’s unbeaten record

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Image Credit: [The Times] The game was wedded to be ‘The Battle of Salah and Hazard’ by various tabloid media outlets, but this only tells the superficial side of the football match. Saturday’s late afternoon fixture was the coming together of Klopp’s revved pressing machine against Sarri’s speedy passing locomotive. … Read More

Champions League Preview: Uphill Struggles for the English sides

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Image Credit: [The Guardian.ng] The second round of the Champions League group stage will be played out on Tuesday and Wednesday night, with the English sides having a mixture of fortunes in their opening fixtures.   Danny Rose: Spurs must win Danny Rose admitted over the weekend that Spurs must … Read More

Leeds: Home of Sporting Greats

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Image Credit [University of Leeds] Leeds, aside from the outstanding sporting teams that it possesses, also lays claim to having produced many a world-class sportsman and woman. The triathlon is but one example of this, with the city of Leeds hosting the UK’s Triathlon Centre. The Brownlee brothers, who originally … Read More

Last gasp Firmino strike gets Liverpool off the hook.

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Photo credit [Andrew Powell/Getty Images] The matching of these two in Group C was mouth-watering as soon as the draw was made. Liverpool’s attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mané all came joint second top goal scorers in the Champions League last season, with ten goals each; … Read More

The Circus that is Manchester United

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Photo credit: (SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) I remember when I was eleven years old and a friend of my father couldn’t attend Old Trafford on a cold night in January as Manchester United hosted Watford. Lucky for me, he lent us a pair of season tickets and I watched United cruise to … Read More

Salah’s sumptuous season seals prize

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Liverpool’s ‘Egyptian King’ Mo Salah scooped the PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday night, as he seeks to break further Liverpool and Premier League records in what has been a spectacular season for the winger. For some time, it has been a two-horse race for the accolade, but … Read More

Manchester City clinch title with ease

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It seems rather ironic that the most worthy of Premier League champions clinched their title in such an unexciting fashion, as strugglers West Brom managed a 1-0 win against Manchester City’s closest challengers Manchester United to gift City their first Premier League crown since 2014, and their third title in … Read More

Wenger to leave Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has announced he is set to leave Arsenal at the end of this season, the club he has been manager of for nearly 22 years. For many university students who are Arsenal fans, they have known no other manager in their lifetime. He has won three Premier League … Read More

Pep Guardiola is building a dynasty on one half of Manchester; the other half can merely stand by and hark back to glories of the past

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One moment, in Manchester City’s decisive 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday evening, encapsulated – more than any other – what this seasons’ champions-in-waiting are all about. And what their neighbours are so distant from. A stray long ball from Wayne Rooney found itself at the feet of Ederson Moraes, … Read More

Marching On Together: Red Ladder and WYP’s The Damned United

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The famous blue and yellow of Leeds United has become somewhat synonymous with locally based Red Ladder of late for their co-production of The Damned United with the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Nevertheless, I was intrigued to see if Director Rod Dixon could transform David Peace’s bestselling book into another piece … Read More