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It’s time to stop the personal attacks on Sepp Blatter

Now Sepp Blatter has stepped down as president of Fifa he has decided he is going to use all of his spare time to concentrate on improving his tennis game: rumour has it that his forehand is nothing special but his back-handers are amazing. He is the archetypal man we love to hate. From mercilessly […]

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All Blacks make World Cup history in Antipodean epic

The Ka Mate, better known as the haka that was seen not once but twice at the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, begins by questioning “Will I die, will I die? Or will I live, will I live?” Perhaps ironically, such a question seemed to reverberate more with the beleaguered Wallabies, who’s chances of success […]

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Sport

DEBATE – Does Diego Costa embody everything that is bad about football?

Now the dust has settled following the fracas that took place between Costa, Gabriel and Kolscieny, the FA have taken restrospective action to severely reprimand both the controversial Chelsea forward and his Brazilian sparring partner. However, repeated chiding has done little to alter Costa’s divisive style. Diego Costa pushes boundaries, but does his flagrant bad […]

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Minnesota mascot refused 1,200% pay rise, suprisingly

In 1982 a man called Joe was awarded the world record for shaving a beard with an axe in 8 minutes and 43 seconds, an achievement that stands to this very day . Joseph Juranitch, or Joe, would find fame not for his niche toilette, nor for his seasonal work as a Father Christmas impersonator, but […]

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Europe’s refugee crisis offers football a chance to show it’s heart

We live in a time where trends veers ever further away from traditional power structures of government and state, leaving a vacuum that is increasingly filled by soft power alternatives. As Europe stares in abject horror as the refugee crisis both state and society too long disregarded becomes impossible to ignore, it is little wonder […]

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Clubs risk pricing fans out of the game despite new TV deal

Long ago, it was said by someone now destined to silently suffer the inequity of anonymity that although there are many things in life that can be changed, the two things humans will find forever unalterable are who your mother is and which football team you support. Football fans may be notoriously impatient to judge […]

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Sport

Giroud claim leaves football-world scratching its head

In a bizarrely gnomic statement verging on the Cantona-esque, Olivier Giroud recently announced that he does not “fart higher than [his] behind.” Amid accusations of arrogance, the 28-year-old forward is steadfast in his belief that he is experiencing his best form at Arsenal. This sentiment has been echoed by Wenger who has dubbed his French […]

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World’s worst team wins match

Bhutan, a tiny nation of 750,000 nestled between the cloud-topped peaks of the Himalayas, is best known for it’s government policy of measuring Gross National Happiness. It is perhaps unsurprising, therefore, that for those hardened by the reprobative goings on of professional football, Bhutan’s World Cup story so far is better than Prozac. When I […]