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...

Sport / 23/03/2021 A Situation Hard to Bear With: The Story of Alisha Butchers’ Road to Recovery

In Britain, we tend to accept that asking someone for money is among the most uncomfortable things possible. Now, imagine you’re a semi-professional rugby player. Exponentially more awkward? Well, this was the situation that Alisha Butchers found herself in, when she had to set up a GoFundMe page to pay for a private operation, to...

Sport / 23/03/2021 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,...

Sport / 23/03/2021 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....

Sport / 23/03/2021 Are these Testing Times for Cricket’s Oldest Format?

A question that has been raised a lot over the last few years has been: “is Test cricket dying?”. The response to this question generally differs depending on who is answering. For example, cricketers, and undoubtedly international players, will commonly answer “no”. By contrast, some fans, mostly the older generation, will respond with a “yes”....

Sport / 23/03/2021 It is Okay to Not be Okay: FC Not Alone

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. On average, 125 people in the UK take their own lives. Every. Single. Week. With approximately three quarters of this saddening statistic being male, more needs to be done to encourage men to engage in open discussion about their mental...

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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…


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