Sport / 04/05/2021 From Equal Racing to Racial Equality: What is Formula 1’s #WeRaceAsOne Initiative?

The new Formula 1 season kicked off last month and brought the second season of the #WeRaceAsOne initiative with it. The program was launched last season to help impact change in the sport and within wider society itself. A key part of this was a long-term pledge to improve diversity and inclusion within F1. All...

Sport / 04/05/2021 European Super League 2.0? How UEFA’s reformed Champions League is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

On the 18th of April at 1pm, the story broke that 12 clubs were forming a ‘European Super League’ (ESL). Although the idea was met with some resistance on the continent, the backlash in England upon news of this announcement was comparably brutal. By the 21st, all six English sides had withdrawn and Andrea Agnelli,...

Sport / 04/05/2021 The Return of Fans to Motorsport Events is Just Around the Corner

Many of us sporting fans already have the 17th May penciled into our calendars, for this is the date that spectators in England will provisionally be allowed to return to sporting venues, on a non-test basis. With this date fast approaching, I have decided to list, in no particular order, my top 5 English racing...

Sport / 04/05/2021 How ‘the Body Snatcher’ saw World Heavyweight Glory Slip through his Fingertips

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count”. This iconic quote from the late, great, Muhammad Ali is one that we should all try to live by, especially during this global pandemic, which seen a lot of us just watch time fly by, without any real sense of progress being made. For British heavyweight Dillian...

Sport / 04/05/2021 Bringing a New Meaning to ‘Knockout’ Boxing

Boxing. A relatively simple sport, where a competitor sizes up their opponent in the middle of a square ring, before attempting to punch the living daylights out of them. By that logic, you would think working out who is the best boxer in the world would be a pretty straightforward task, right? Wrong. Let me...

Sport / 04/05/2021 The Canaries Fly Back to the Top of the Tree

Norwich City Football Club have won promotion back to the Premier League. With the greedy owners of the top flight’s ‘big six’ teams sheepishly retracting their plans for a breakaway European Super League before they really got underway, English football’s top stars will once again walk out on to the hallowed turf at Carrow Road...

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Interview, Sport

“You only have to look at the odd clip of [football] before the pandemic and you remember how good it was”: an interview with Norwich City correspondent for The Athletic, Michael Bailey

The landscape of sports journalism has rapidly transformed over the last decade. At the forefront of this change is The Athletic, a subscription-based platform covering sports news from around the world. Founded only five years ago in 2016, the company has quickly expanded to become one of the most reputable sources around, positioning itself as…

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Anti-Social Media: Will a Boycott Help?

The players and staff of Championship side Swansea City are set to boycott social media for one week. This decision was taken following a number of footballers, including several of the club’s players, being racially abused via the platforms in recent weeks. The Welsh club, in announcing their collective social media blackout, released the following…


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