Tag: Football

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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…

Sport

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…

Travel

My worst travel experience

In January of 2019, I bought tickets to see a couple of plays and a football game in London. I thought I’d just book a hostel to stay in, how bad could it be? The answer was very. I arrived at the hostel and went upstairs into a dark, sauna of a room with 6…

Sport

Keep it off me head son!

Usually I only hear mention of head injuries in football when people say I must have one for supporting Arsenal. The Gunners recently played Wolves and the unnerving sound of David Luiz and Raúl Jiménez’s heads coming together sent shockwaves through the footballing world. We know now that Jiménez is in hospital recovering from a…

Sport

The battle of the EPLs

Recently, news of plans for a European Premier League have emerged, with a financial package of almost £5 billion being assembled to form the potential breakaway competition. Unlike previous proposals for a European Super League, this idea is planned to work alongside the English Premier League. Nevertheless, whether or not the two competitions can work…

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