Sport / 02/03/2021 Is Women’s Football shown sufficient respect in the modern era?

With International Women’s Day coming up on Monday 8th March, I thought I’d take a look at a recent debate in women’s football that has generated a reasonable amount of controversy, albeit largely unnecessarily. The manager of Chelsea Women, Emma Hayes, was reported as having stated that being offered the managerial reins at AFC Wimbledon,...

Sport / 02/03/2021 Is the online room for racism, provided by social media, finally being addressed?

There are rumours that massive social media companies may soon be hit where it hurts – their wallets. In light of the spate of recent cases of online abuse being directed against professional footballers, various reports have emerged, suggesting that a fine of up to 10% of revenue is being considered for social media giants,...

Sport / 02/03/2021 The battle of Tennis’ Big 3 rages on as Djokovic wins record 9th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance at the Australian Open beating 4th seed, Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his 9th title and 18th overall major title. With the win, Djokovic snapped Medvedev’s 20 match unbeaten streak, which had stretched back to November 2020. Throughout the match, Djokovic continuously piled pressure on Medvedev’s serves with...

Sport / 02/03/2021 He excels with Three Lions on his shirt, but should there be a GOAT next to James Anderson’s name?

In the first test match of England’s test series in India, James ‘Jimmy’ Anderson proved why he is still England’s first choice bowler, eighteen years after his international debut. He also showed why he is considered one of the greatest bowlers of all time. In his first over on day five, Anderson bowled arguably one...

Sport / 02/03/2021 Online ID’s > Protect the Referees > Save Lives

So many people question a referee’s decisions within a game. To some, remarks will be as simple as ‘that was never a foul, ref!’. To others, it will be a touch more aggressive, full of explicit language that my editor would never allow. A select few skip straight past the decisions and hurl abhorrent abuse...

Sport / 02/03/2021 If you try to rise like a phoenix from the ashes, you might get burnt: Should former stars stay retired?

Professional sportspeople retire for a host of different reasons. Some can sense that their time at the top end of their sport is coming to a close, such as Michael Schumacher. Others suffer major personal issues, such as Michael Jordan, who decided to make a career change to baseball on the back of mourning his...

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The battle of Tennis’ Big 3 rages on as Djokovic wins record 9th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance at the Australian Open beating 4th seed, Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his 9th title and 18th overall major title. With the win, Djokovic snapped Medvedev’s 20 match unbeaten streak, which had stretched back to November 2020. Throughout the match, Djokovic continuously piled pressure on Medvedev’s serves with…


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