Rhys Wallis looks at the chaotic start to the football season, that has left many questioning the laws of the game Since its inception into the Premier League, VAR has never strayed away from the headlines: after every match, it would seem, one of Alan Shearer, Gary Neville, Chris Sutton or Jamie Cartagher seem to […]
Jack Walton offers his take on the current state of football’s League Cup. A mildly condescending defence of the League Cup, made whenever the competition’s ‘worth’ comes up for debate, is that it offers the so-called ‘small’ clubs a rare opportunity to mix it with the ‘elites’. Press coverage in the build-up gleefully hones in […]
30 years of hurt finally over as Liverpool confirmed as Premier League Champions. It has been a matter of when, not if Liverpool would be crowned 2019/20 Premier League Champions, even before lockdown. Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield put Liverpool on the brink, with their position confirmed after Manchester City lost 2-1 […]
Nick Powell, Print Sport Editor, looks at four different approaches major football leagues have taken to their Winter seasons being halted by government Coronavirus measures. In the space of a week in mid-March, 30 European Nations halted their Football leagues with postponements ranging from up to early April to indefinite ones. Of course, no tournaments […]
Jack Holmes gives his opinion on the managerial situations at West Ham United, Arsenal, Watford and Everton, all of whom sacked their coaches before the turn of the year.
Catherine Lloyd picks apart the fierce rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United.
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.
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 […]
I could start this column with a caricature. I could start it with a quip, a bit of sarcasm, a charade or a smash – any half-decent, satirical ‘break-and-enter’ to set the scene. But I can’t. For the first time, I can’t find the words. And it’s obvious – really obvious – why. Because I’m […]