Sport / 13/10/2020 Great Scot! Can Andy Murray return to his grand slam-winning ways?

It’s not a revelation to say that we treat star athletes like superheroes. They are our idols, our legends, the modern demigods. How could a Man City fan not see Aguero as a hero when he scored THAT Premier League winning goal against QPR? How could a Lewis Hamilton fan not see him as a...

Sport / 13/10/2020 How not to celebrate: The story of how Essex’s Bob Willis Trophy victory quickly became showered in controversy

Picture the scene. You and your team have just won the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy; the most prestigious trophy available to you. Brimming with elation, you and your teammates walk onto the balcony to lift the trophy. What you’re not expecting, is an abuse of your religious views. Yet, this is precisely what happened to...

Sport / 13/10/2020 Ferrari’s decline: How the Prancing Horse stuttered, rather than galloped into their 1000th grand prix

Remember the 2016 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix? No, not the race itself, but the interviews afterwards. An affable Sebastian Vettel uttered a one-liner that has stuck with me ever since: “Everybody’s a Ferrari fan. Even if they are not, they (still) are a Ferrari fan”. As the Scuderia recently competed in their 1000th grand...

Sport / 13/10/2020 Loyal by name, Loyal by nature: A brave display of solidarity by San Diego’s football team

As you can imagine, media coverage on second-tier football in the USA is sparse, but a recent match between San Diego Loyal SC and Phoenix Rising FC was important for reasons far beyond football. On the 30th September, Phoenix player Junior Flemmings used an alleged homophobic slur towards San Diego midfielder Colin Martin. Martin, who...

Sport / 13/10/2020 Why you should (coronavirus-permitting) consider a Year Abroad in 2021

They’re “fun if you’re good at them and funny if you’re awful”. This is how one UEA Year Abroad student described trying out new sports during her time studying at the Okanagan campus at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Earlier this year, the coronavirus outbreak caused thousands of UK students studying abroad to...

Sport / 22/09/2020 Interviewing UEA Hockey Men’s President Owen Hooper

Hi Owen, there may be a few readers that are unaware of the recent achievements of UEA Men’s Hockey, could you sum it up for them? Yeah absolutely, we have had quite a good few years now. So, last season we had our men’s 1s promoted to the highest league they have been in for...

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Image rights? More like image wrongs!

In the last year, the number of tax probes launched by HMRC into professional footballers has almost trebled. In an industry that often comes under scrutiny for the almost unbelievable wages that are paid to the sport’s top stars, this is a most unwelcome development. Further doubt will now inevitably be cast over the honesty…


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