Sport / 13/04/2021 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...

Sport / 13/04/2021 Two More Years of Hurt Await

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner must love the fact that ‘Three Lions: Its Coming Home’ will continue to make the charts every two years for the rest of their lives. Yet, to me, it always seems out of place. After all, the song is all about winning. Something that, sadly, England very rarely does. On...

Sport / 13/04/2021 Is the Future of Motorsport Electric?

Yes. Of course it is. With a finite amount of fossil fuels left on this Earth, one day we will inevitably have to set aside our love for watching petrol-fuelled racing machines being wrestled around racetracks by the world’s very best and let it give way to, well… the exact same thing but with cars...

Sport / 13/04/2021 Injuries may be Temporary, but their Ramifications can be Permanent

Injuries are part and parcel of playing sports, with tennis elbow, torn ligaments and back pains among the most common injuries explored in TV shows or highlighted in the media. But how often do sporting injuries really occur, and how severe can the effects of these injuries be? Football and basketball have recently been ranked...

Sport / 13/04/2021 Woman in the Middle

Rebecca Welch. Remember the name. Recently, Welch made history, becoming the first female referee appointed to officiate a game in the English Football League, when she oversaw Port Vale’s 2-0 win in their League Two clash away to Harrogate Town. Astute readers may point out that Amy Fearn was the first woman ever to referee...

Sport / 23/03/2021 More than just a ‘Bald Rugby Player’: Heather Fisher

Heather Fisher is a truly remarkable individual. Fisher earned her first international cap in rugby union in 2009, was a member of England’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, went on to represent Team GB in the rugby sevens at the Olympics in Rio 2016 and, to top it all off, has also represented Great Britain in...

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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…

Sport

Two More Years of Hurt Await

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner must love the fact that ‘Three Lions: Its Coming Home’ will continue to make the charts every two years for the rest of their lives. Yet, to me, it always seems out of place. After all, the song is all about winning. Something that, sadly, England very rarely does. On…

Sport

Woman in the Middle

Rebecca Welch. Remember the name. Recently, Welch made history, becoming the first female referee appointed to officiate a game in the English Football League, when she oversaw Port Vale’s 2-0 win in their League Two clash away to Harrogate Town. Astute readers may point out that Amy Fearn was the first woman ever to referee…

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Is Lewis Hamilton already F1’s Greatest Of All Time ahead of what could well be his ‘Last Dance’?

Every F1 fan has a favourite driver, an icon they support due to their success, their driving style, or sometimes just their general demeanour off track. This often makes it difficult to objectively view one driver as the ‘best’. When thinking about all-time greats, there is Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna,…

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Welcome to Formula 1.2.E

“It goes against the DNA of the sport”, “If we were meant to have it, we’d have it by now”. These are often the responses you would receive should you suggest any changes to the structure of Formula 1 to an individual so pedantic they probably watch paint dry, just to make sure it’s even….


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