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Liverpool are far from out of the race

Liverpool have the longest odds of the three favourites and sit 3rd, 4 points shy of leaders Chelsea. They do, however, possess undisputedly the best attacking front three in the league, with the most goals both as a team (35) and for an individual via Mohammed Salah’s 11 goals. Salah is accompanied by the likes […]

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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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Was City and Liverpool’s stalemate the clash of the world’s best?

The highest quality of football, perhaps anywhere in the world, can now be found in the North-West of England. Sunday’s clash between Manchester City and Liverpool was expected to offer insight as to which city boasts the very best club side the world has to offer. Yet when the speculation ceased and the endless pre-match […]

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A look at the more spectacular Premier League ‘flops’

With Denis Suarez reportedly set to be sent back to Barcelona early after his failed loan spell at Arsenal and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer supposedly wanting to ship the £500,000-a week Alexis Sanchez, here’s a look at some of the Premier League’s finer flops. Beginning with those already mentioned, Denis Suarez has had a time to […]

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Wenger is out at last

Friday morning brought about some of the year’s most surprising news, if not the decade’s. Arsenal’s board concluded that now was the time to part company with Arsene Wenger. As momentous as the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the death of John F Kennedy, Wenger’s departure comes as a surprise not because the team’s […]