Sunday 11th July. The final. Students were out in droves clamouring for an England victory. Never before has an English side in our recent memory grown into a tournament bona fide and showed such tenacity in the face of tough opposing sides. After Luke Shaw’s opener in the second minute, hope that football was coming home swept across the nation. It was only after an equaliser in full-time and the inevitable defeat suffered at the hands of Italian penalties that England’s Euros 2020 hopes were crushed. The dream was all over. Or was it?
News around the creation of a European Super League (ESL) surfaced late on Sunday 18th April. Initial murmurings suggested that it would be a competition that ran alongside the domestic season, giving a more lucrative competition for Europe’s ‘elite’ clubs to play in and earn from. However, in a week that saw George Floyd’s murderer found guilty, the ESL went from creation to destruction in just over 48 hours.
Following Barcelona’s 5-1 win against Ferencvárosi on Tuesday, Salvador Sostres, a prominent journalist for Spanish newspaper ABC, compared 17-year old winger Ansu Fati’s pace to that of a “Black street vendor fleeing the police” in […]
Marcus Rashford recently forced the government to change their policy on free school meals. Sports editor Calum Pinches profiles the Man United forward, and his own experience with hunger.
With the new English squad being announced just days ago, the number of Black players picked has dramatically increased from years ago. Out of the 30-man squad, 11 of the footballers are classed as ‘BAME’, a figure which would essentially make up a starting line-up.
With Leeds United back in the Premier League, entertainment, expectation and uncertainty are all on the cards. Editor Calum Pinches explores their start to their second spell in the top flight.
Gareth Southgate’s recent England selection divided opinion whilst creating arguably more questions than answers. Oliver Sanderson delves into the many options the Three Lions now possess.
Image Credit- Liverpool FC When Christian Pulisic skipped past Benjamin Mendy and slotted the ball into the Manchester City net on Thursday evening, anticipation in Liverpool, already palpable on the city’s streets, began to swell. […]
Image Credit- The Guardian English football is finally back. Exactly 100 days after Leicester City’s 4-0 drubbing of Aston Villa, Premier League football will return to our screens on the 17 th June with a […]
When Matt Welch took over as President of Leeds University Men’s Football Club in the summer of 2019, he, amongst others, would not have believed that THREE out of the four teams, would win promotion.
The whole case of Folau is quite symbolic of LGBT in sport, many institutions, teams and players actively showing their support and vehemently expressing their displeasure at those exhibiting homophobic comments; meanwhile, a minority continue to show lack of awareness or acceptance.
Many Premier League fans will know of Ighalo’s name from his fruitful spell with Watford, with 39 goals in 99 appearances for The Hornets. None, however, would’ve expected the Nigerian striker to return by signing for such an illustrious club as Manchester United. It is apparently a ‘dream move’ for the Nigerian, who swaps China for Old Trafford on a loan deal.