Tag: Football

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Ashley Hickson-Lovence: “I’m always thinking about my next big project, a bit like Uriah.” 

Ashley Hickson-Lovence arrives for coffee; he orders a latte, and I order a cappuccino. As the coffee machine grinds, he removes his tinted sunglasses, “I can’t see anything in these,” he jokes, opting for his reading glasses. “That’s better.” Ashley says no question is off-limits. “I’ll answer absolutely anything. I’m an open book.” We begin…

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Is football doing enough to tackle homophobia?

Josh Cavallo, Australian professional footballer for A-League club, Adelaide United, has come out at gay. This announcement means that Cavallo is the only openly gay male professional player in the world. Although several footballers have come out after retiring, such as Aston Villa’s Thomas Hitzlsperger, very few elite male players have done so during their…

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Newcastle Takeover: Is it good for football?

To the jubilation of its supporters, Newcastle United Football Club is no longer under the gruelling ownership of the infamous Mike Ashley. Rather, the new majority shareholders of the club, owning an 80% stake and with assets totalling an estimated £350 billion, are Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). Newcastle United’s supporters may well have…

Sport

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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