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VAR threatens the visceral elation of the beautiful game

The use of Video Assistant Referees, or VAR, has entrenched itself, somewhat tediously, as one of football’s major talking points in recent years. The tedium shows no signs of abating soon: VAR’s stumbling debut in the English game has only added fuel to the dispute’s fire, with supporters insisting the early issues are merely teething […]

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FA’s position on Phil Neville’s tweets symptomatic of broader indifference towards Women’s game

There have been better first days on the job. Phil Neville was never going to be the most popular candidate for the England women’s manager, but the emergence of his past sexist tweets has compounded his problems, strengthening the convictions of those who insist he is unsuitable for the job. The 40-year-old, presumably in a […]

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LeBron James and what’s wrong with ‘Sticking to Sports’

LeBron James is not a fan of Donald Trump. Last week the celebrated basketball player once again criticised the President for enabling racism in the United States, stating: “The guy in control has given people and racism […] an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear.” James’s words will likely resonate with many in […]

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Why United move makes sense for Sanchez

At times during the summer transfer window, Alexis Sanchez’s transfer from Arsenal to Manchester City appeared inevitable. The move made sense – Arsenal had dropped to their lowest league finish since 1995, and Sanchez, fed up with Arsenal’s stasis, and sighting greener pastures with Pep Guardiola’s shiny superstar project, wanted out. However, Arsenal’s inability to […]