Tag: Football

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Transfer Window: the wildest yet?

The football transfer window closed on 31st August after one of the strangest and cheapest windows in Premier League history. Apart from the eye catching £100m spent by Manchester City on Jack Grealish and Chelsea’s £97.5 million fee for Romelu Lukaku, most clubs showed an unusual degree of spending restraint after reduced ticket sales due…

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Domestic Abuse in football: The dark side of the European Championships

24-hour Confidential Domestic Abuse Helpline: 01543 676800 Excitement had reached fever-pitch in England with the success of the national team reigniting spirit among those who fervently believe ‘it’s coming home’. However, it’s important to understand, for some, the European Championships have brought home the reality of the dark world of domestic abuse. During the 2018…

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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…

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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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