Tag : football

Luis to leave Barca

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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

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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

Debate: Is time up for Wenger?

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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

Pie eating stunt definitely not Pukka

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Each year, amongst a growing tide of ‘modern football’ sweeping the English game, there is often a story which embodies the grass-roots game, a story of triumph against all odds. This year, Sutton United were passed the baton, with the magic of the FA Cup sprinkled on their run more … Read More

Lloyd signing shows strength of WSL

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Manchester City’s capture of superstar Carli Lloyd from Houston Dash is an excellent example of how the Women’s Super League has progressed since its revamp in 2014. The American, one of the best players in the world, has signed a short term deal for last season’s league winners. After playing … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The end of Ranieri?

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It’s the 2nd May 2016, Tottenham have just drawn at Chelsea and Leicester are Premier League champions, the best day in their 133-year history. Fast forward to today, having lost 3-0 to Manchester United, described as “embarrassing” by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, and Leicester are staring down the barrel, 1 point … Read More

Yorkshire clubs flying high in Championship

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The English Premier League has never been so financially lucrative. The Championship has probably never been so competitive to promote from. Both of these statements serve to add even more happiness to the already positive fact that, at the time of writing, four out of the top eight placed teams … Read More

Football rocked by sex abuse scandal

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Termed ‘football’s dirty secret’, allegations of child sex abuse have emanated from numerous former professional footballers since Andy Woodward went public with his story over a week ago. David White, Steve Walters and Paul Stewart are amongst twenty players from various clubs, who have all come forward with their harrowing … Read More

Wayne’s World: Party time, excellent

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Never have professional footballers been healthier, fitter and more looked after, both on and off the pitch. They seldom, the theory goes, drink, gamble or party all night.  They certainly wouldn’t want to consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes or harm their bodies in such a way that compromises their ability especially … Read More

Steven Gerrard retires after ‘nineteen spectacular years’

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Steven Gerrard has today announced his retirement from professional football after nineteen spectacular years. The former captain of Liverpool, who has spent the last year and a half in the MLS with David Beckham’s former club LA Galaxy, has retired amid rumours he may be interesting in going into coaching. … Read More