With the Premier League set to welcome VAR for the 2019-20 season, Ed Alexander considers its possible threat to the beautiful game.
After finishing 2018-19 with a 6th place league finish and defeat at home to Cardiff on the final day of the season, Manchester United are seemingly floundering once again – despite the Solskjaer’s medium-lived honeymoon phase. Sport writer Rhodri Evans takes a diagnostic look at the club.
There is a memorable scene in the baseball film 42. Starting with a father and son watching a 1947 MLB game from the stands, they reminisce about old games and discuss what is to come: the archetypal father and son scenario. When African-American player Jackie Robinson walks out (played by Chadwick Boseman), the mood changes. […]
An ongoing issue which appears relatively stagnant and to a large degree unreflective of wider society, homophobia in sport is having a major impact on LGBTQ+ athletes. Coming out to friends or family is challenging for any individual, as it reveals a personal journey and fundamental part of their identity. In sport however, it seems […]
England may have fallen at the final hurdle after their defeat to Croatia in the World Cup, but that hasn’t stopped football fever from coming to Exeter, as a series of events were held, and continue to be held, all across the city. Exeter City Football Club has been opening its doors to football fans […]
The first time is always special. Whether it’s the ghostly glow above the surrounding rooftops during a midweek evening kick-off, or the low rumble of thousands of voices shouting in unison at 3pm on a Saturday, you don’t forget it. The wonder of a community football club’s hallowed turf has inspired, enthralled and united communities […]
Exeter City missed out on promotion to League One at the final hurdle for the second year running, after falling to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Coventry City at Wembley Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday. After a goalless first half, wonderful strikes from defenders Jordan Willis and Jack Grimmer, either side of a […]
As the ball sailed over the heads of the Sunderland defenders, there seemed little danger. The nearest man was Jack Rodwell; the very Rodwell who has won 3 England caps, commanded over £20 million in transfer fees and earns a reported £60,000 a week. Surely such an accomplished defender would have no problems dealing with […]
FC Basel Vs Manchester City: 1st leg = Feb 13th, 2nd leg = Mar 7th Swiss champions Basel face Premier League leaders Manchester City for a place in the quarter-final stages of this year’s Champions League. Never reaching this stage before, Basel enter unchartered territory going into this tie against an in-form Manchester city side […]
Across all facets of society, a number of alarming exposés have sought to unravel historical inequality. Particularly, sexual harassment cases have engulfed Hollywood and the BBC gender pay gap scandal has caused a crisis. Finally, the cause of equality is being trumpeted on a much larger scale and has been thrust into the public consciousness […]