Tag : Katie Whyatt

Was Eniola Aluko given hush-money?

1 year 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

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

2 years 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

Resisting Football's rash treatment

3 years ago / 0 comments

LESS than 24 hours after a Premier League debut that encompassed a brace and an assist against Arsenal, 18 year-old Marcus Rashford was back in the classroom, head not in the clouds, but in his BTEC Sport textbook. The Manchester United starlet attends the Ashton-on-Mersey school, housed a stone’s throw from … Read More

Is Officiating Technology Football’s Future?

3 years ago / 0 comments

NO  –  James Candler  Since Raheem Sterling managed to execute a beautiful yet fortuitous cross in a recent League Cup semi-final match, the issue of goal-line technology has once again been in the spotlight. The apparent reaction to the decisive goal has been a swift and collective uproar which can … Read More

Is Football’s Hire-Fire Culture Healthy?

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

Arsenal Ladies Storm to Continental Cup Success

3 years ago / 0 comments

ARSENAL Ladies sealed a fourth Continental Cup title in five years last Sunday, after a brace from Jordan Nobbs and goal from Chioma Ubogagu denied a valiant Notts County side. Nobbs opened the scoring just before the half hour mark, but the decisive – and divisive – moment came when … Read More

Jesse Owens: Becoming a Sporting Icon

3 years ago / 0 comments

“NOT merely the fastest but incomparably the most beautiful. He seemed to float along the track like water,” The Guardian reported in 1936, as Jesse Owens blew the lid off the greatest series of individual performances of the Berlin Olympic Games. Hurtling over the finish-line to clinch gold in the … Read More

Leeds Fall Short in Badminton Showdown

3 years ago / 0 comments

DESPITE battling admirably, Leeds University’s women’s badminton doubles teams ultimately failed to bridge the gap to two well-drilled Loughborough pairings, and racked up losses despite stoic displays on Wednesday. The Leicestershire University left with the spoils after defeating Leeds duo Joanna Minihan and Ashleigh Buck in straight sets. Serena Midha … Read More