Tag : football

January Transfers Hit Record Heights

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IN a record-breaking season, the Premier League clubs have, combining the summer and the winter transfer windows, spent over £1 billion on recruiting new players in this increasingly financially dependent league. The January transfer window, which was very much a story of the bottom-half clubs doing business, saw £175 million spent; … Read More

Should Van Gaal go?

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WHEN former league champions struggle to gain ten points from as many games, high profile petitions are launched against the manager and season ticket holders can be heard heckling the players during the games, you might not expect their chief to last much longer in the job, especially in an … Read More

Leeds United: A Year Review

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WITH a strong performance against automatic promotion contenders Derby, Leeds United finished the year on a high, extending their unbeaten run to 6 games and taking 8 points from their last 4 games. The recent good form displayed by The Whites under Steve Evans comes after a mediocre start to the … Read More

A Neighbouring Affair – A Welshman's Perspective

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With the draw for the group stages of the European 2016 Championships having taken place last Friday, debut Gryphon writer and Welshman James Felton reviews what prospects his national team have against neighbouring opponents Englandand progressing past their group…  AFTER a frustrating 58-year wait which has seen numerous heartbreaks along the … Read More

Is Football’s Hire-Fire Culture Healthy?

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THE 2015/16 season saw its 19th managerial casualty this week, after Championship side Blackburn Rovers parted company with boss Gary Bowyer. Eight of the 24 second-tier sides have changed manager already this season: obviously, not all of those sackings can be deemed ill-timed or premature, but relationships between managers and … Read More

A Time to Unite Through Football

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IT was a decision that, in light of Friday’s terrorism attacks in Paris, a national footballing governing body had to get right. And it did. After careful deliberation between the British government and the French Football Federation (FFA), it was announced that a 23-man French squad will travel to England … Read More

Not a football fan? Here’s what you need to know about the Fifa Scandal

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On May 27th 2015 seven FIFA officials were arrested by the FBI for allegations of collusion and corruption with regards to the awarding of the 2010 World Cup to South Africa, the upcoming 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Most people are of the … Read More

Price of Football: What’s the cost?

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THE price of football in the UK can be perfectly summed up by one fact, found by BBC Sport in their Price of Football study: Eastleigh, who play in the National League, offer the cheapest season ticket in the top five leagues of English football, at a cost of £120. However, … Read More

Leeds Meet Their Match Against Manchester

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A LATE GOAL deflated any chance of a Leeds University win in men’s first-team football action on Wednesday at Sports Park Weetwood. Manchester Metropolitan University’s second-half substitute James Plumb scored a penalty kick past Leeds’ keeper Alex Gunn deep into the match to give the visitors a 2-1 victory. Despite playing … Read More

Valiant Ladies Battered by Beckett

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As Varsity day loomed, the Leeds University women’s football teams knew that they had a big challenge ahead. Aside from the obvious close rivalry between the two teams, each Leeds University side was facing off against a Beckett team two leagues above. The big day came accompanied with a torrential … Read More