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“Mind forg’d manacles” of Premier League mediocrity

Do you ever try to name the Premier League teams that did not play on Saturday ahead of a Sunday fixture - bemusingly billed...

The biggest referring blunders on the international stage

L ast week Northern Irish World Cup dreams were shattered at the hands of Switzerland, ultimately by one incredibly controversial refereeing decision....

Weekly Woes: Ginger Follicles and My Raging Boss

Oh to be a Hammer. Life at the London club – west Newham’s official favourite – has never been an easy ride. Indeed,...

Eleven games in – who’s impressed and yet to impress in...

For the first time since 2013 we’ve got a Mancunian dogfight at the top of the Premier League. Spearheaded by the two main heavyweights...

The comprehensive lowdown on the World Cup Play-offs

W ith Gareth Southgate safely guiding England through to our 14th World Cup, our attentions are now drawn to the playoffs to see who...

Young lions won’t be given a chance if managerial hot seat...

E ngland’s youth footballing sides have been the focus of much praise over the last few months, with virtually every age group experiencing...

Exeter City FC avoid upset against Heybridge Swifts

Exeter City 3 Stockley (59, 63), McAlinden (86) Heybridge Swifts 1 Bantick (70) FA Cup – First Round KO: 14:00, Sat 5 Nov. ------------------------ Exeter City avoided a first-round FA...
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Review: FIFA 18 exceeds expectation

  W hat is there to say that has not already been said about EA Sports’ FIFA series? Whilst the franchises’ annual releases are...

Suffocating attention risks deterring a new generation of sports stars

B ritish athletes decorate the back pages on a daily basis and sometimes even the front - Wayne Rooney's exploits have often been...

Pragmatism or Purity? A look at footballing ideology

“It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low”. - Bill Nicholson.   A re attacking dominance and pretty play the essential ingredients for...