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Leicester look to have missed their moment

Have Leicester City already bottled their chance of Champions League football? This is the question that must be floating around the King Power Stadium following a poor start to the season, by the standards of a club who have spent the overwhelming majority of the last two years in the top four. Memories of The […]

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Manchester United, riding their luck or making it?

Manchester United are a club that can boast some of the biggest names in world football yet remain riddled with inconsistency. This is a squad with remarkable depth and talent across almost all areas, and yet they have so far failed to successfully string together neither performances nor results.Within an eventful summer transfer window which […]

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Football Index administration highlights need for gambling reform

Gambling horror stories are hardly newsworthy – for many of us, these self-induced nightmares are merely a coming of age experience. However, when the failing entity is the bookmaker, questions must be asked. This week a significant football gambling company has entered administration; you won’t find them on any High Street, and you would be […]

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Football’s long road to inclusivity

Content Warning: Homophobia, Suicide Justin Fashanu is the only player to have ever come out as gay whilst playing in the English Football League. The victim of constant tabloid speculation, fan abuse, and malicious remarks from teammates, Fashanu endured a fellow professional saying he would be reluctant to play against him “for a certain fear […]

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City open up gap at the top with dominant win

The last time Manchester City won at Anfield, in May 2003, Phil Foden was about to celebrate his third birthday. Since then, the 2017/18 City side that holds virtually every Premier League record, unbeaten in 30 matches, was narrowly defeated 4-3. Even in 2011/12, when City won their first Premier League, and Liverpool recorded their […]

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“City are more than just in-form”

Liverpool will not hold on to the Premier League title this May.The famous trophy has ended the season in Manchester 17 times out of 28, and it looks increasingly likely that come the final day it will head up the M62 to the competition’s most successful city once more. It is also as likely to […]

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Football’s finances in the Covid era: a worrying case study

No club’s finances have had a particularly healthy year, but some are certainly sicker than others. In the lower reaches of the pyramid, clubs are reliant on bums on seats: matchday revenues remain the lifeblood of much of the Football League and beyond. In the sunlit Barclays-sponsored uplands, however, the trend has been markedly different. […]

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As Liverpool and City lead the way, who else can make the top four?

With both Liverpool and Manchester City making impressive starts to their respective Premier League campaigns, the race to reach the other two highly coveted Champions League places is heating up. Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea have all lost recently, making the chase even more intriguing. Both Liverpool and Manchester City have excelled in recent weeks, […]