Sport / 09/02/2021 Money, Money, Money: The struggles of maintaining elite sporting status once you enter the rich man’s world

As hard as it is to win a world title, in anything, it is arguably just as hard to retain your title. Not only do you have to maintain the physical and mental performance to stay a cut above your opponents, but you are battling your own motivation as well. The vast majority of champions,...

Sport / 09/02/2021 Will there be a changing of the guard on Superbowl Sunday?

On Sunday 7th February, the NFL’s very best will go head-to-head for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. I am of course talking about Super Bowl LV, where the Kansas City Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 55th edition of the Super Bowl being the first ever to be played at the home ground of one...

Sport / 09/02/2021 Was it a case of too much, too soon for Frank Lampard?

Recent years have seen a trend in employing club legends at the helm of big football clubs. The appointments of Ole Gunnar Solskjær at Manchester United, Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, and Frank Lampard at Chelsea all raised eyebrows across the footballing world. After all, hiring former players will always carry the...

Sport / 09/02/2021 I think I better leave right now, before our seed falls any deeper: How James Harden and Vince Carter gave up on their franchises

Over the last few years, high-profile NBA players have been requesting trades left, right and centre. It is not a new phenomenon, however: Kobe Bryant, arguably the most iconic player to don the purple and gold of the LA Lakers, requested a trade to Chicago back in 2007. This trade never materialised, of course, but...

Sport / 09/02/2021 Support your squad: How we can continue to help our UEA Sport teammates during yet another lockdown

It has now been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to sport at university. Sports teams had their seasons disrupted and ended abruptly in the middle of March and now, for many, they have still not been able to resume. The pandemic has forced sports teams to adapt to a new...

Sport / 19/01/2021 Here’s hoping sport remains locked down on the nation’s calendar

The tradition of sport having a relaxing effect is not a new one. On Christmas Day in 1914, a simple game of football was able to bring together fighting German and British troops for a temporary ceasefire. Nothing captures quite how transformative sport can be quite like that does. Therefore, today, as we live through...

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