Sport / 04/08/2020 A pandemic has come – and not yet gone – but short-termism in football remains

The COVID-19 pandemic has offered those in the world of football a chance to sit back and think about the wider, long-term implications of decisions made in football’s backrooms. Arsène Wenger, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, said a few months ago that games taking place in empty stadiums must only be a short-term solution...

Sport / 04/08/2020 The Canaries may be down, but they will soon be singing again

After a less than underwhelming season, Norwich City find themselves back in the Championship, finishing with a measly 21 points. There was early season speculation that Norwich would be the ‘surprise package’ team. After all, they were credited for playing an attractive brand of football under German manager Daniel Farke who helped them win the...

Sport / 04/08/2020 Ensuring diversity behind the wheel: How can F1 do more?

When I watch F1, I love that I can see a mix of drivers from all over the world. But could the organisation do more to support the seeds of racial inequality present in the sport?  Today’s political climate has seen a huge rise in support for the BLM movement and on the 25th June,...

Sport / 04/08/2020 The 2020 Ballon d’Or: A missed opportunity to recognise greatness

“No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history”. This quote, made famous by literary critic William Hazlitt, popped into my head recently when I heard of the cancelation of the 2020 edition of the Ballon d’Or Ceremony.  I could not help but...

Sport / 04/08/2020 The importance of being you: recognising race in society and sport

Shaunagh Brown has lived quite the life. From representing her country at the hammer throw in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to being a firefighter and a diver, the now international rugby union player has a list of achievements longer than most. She inspires so many, yet in a recent revealing interview, she admitted she only...

Sport / 30/07/2020 Another Step on the Road Back to Normality: The Re-Opening of the UEA Sportspark

On Monday 27th August, the moment many of you have been waiting months for finally occurred; UEA’s Sportspark re-opened. All areas are available, with the sole omission of the climbing wall, which will open later, for additional checks are required. Understandably, in order to monitor and successfully manage the return of the site, a number...

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Should clubs use the Government Furlough Scheme?

The COVID-19 pandemic has already hugely affected the global economy, with many families and businesses struggling to get by. However, the general consensus amongst the public appears to be that Premier League football teams should endure rather than adapt to these financial circumstances. Very few businesses stand to lose more revenue due to COVID-19 than…

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Is sport just void, cancel, postpone right now?

This is the question on the lips of most football fans around the globe. Of course, the preferred option is not actually a choice here. Finishing the season is undoubtedly the ideal scenario, but with the Eredivisie, and now Ligue 1, among the European leagues to bring their domestic campaigns to a premature end, such…

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What do we do now that football’s gone?

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” This iconic quote from Bill Shankly is one we all like to refer to when we are justifying the screaming that we have just directed towards our TV screens. Yet, the recent coronavirus outbreak has…


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