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?
The launch and immediate crash landing of the ‘European Super League’ (ESL) has shaken the footballing world. The ESL pitched fans against their own clubs, ex-players against their former employers and set into motion a […]
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.
The European Super League was first officially announced on April 18th. Overnight, fans, pundits and commentators alike spoke out in unanimous opposition of the self-serving, proposed alternative to the UEFA Champions League, and have continued […]
Rishi Shah contemplates English football, NFL and their relative successes
Oliver Sanderson shines a light on Stonewall FC, Britain’s first LGBTQ+ football team.
Ewan Craven explores the ingrained racial bias evident in football punditry.
Marcus Rashford fighting the government once more, this time it’s food parcels.
Saturday 5th of December signalled for many football fans a return to the stadiums which they adore. For many clubs playing this weekend in London; now in the tier two category, supporters returned in reduced […]
Diego Maradona, regarded by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time, passed away on Wednesday 25th November at his home in Tigre, near Buenos Aires. He was, and remains, widely adored for […]
Pontefract Football Club’s eponymous Food Hub will be working to deliver food to vulnerable people in West Yorkshire. Safi Bugel reports.
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 […]