The University of Oxford has released a statement confirming that plans to repurpose the sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Centre as teaching spaces have been abandoned. The statement says that the sports halls “are…Read More
When something disrupts the world’s most popular sport, the impact goes way beyond supporters being left bored twice a week. Coronavirus stopped football in its tracks, jeopardising the eco-system that nurtures the livelihoods of thousands of people, both inside the footballing world and its periphery businesses.
As stage 15 of the much-anticipated Tour de France 2020 comes to a close, Mitchell Marshall reflects on the competition thus far and predicts disappointment for Team Ineos after their failure to overcome the challenge of Team Jumbo-Visma.
Regardless of the fact that the final withering of football’s heart appears to be a foregone conclusion, we should hardly take it lying down. Every concession granted to economic and political tyranny should be polemicised against with sharp invective by our media, our bureaucracies, and ourselves.
Surely most of the figures complicit in the corruption behind Qatar’s bid are gone from the sport. What’s the point in raging over closed cases, especially when the Qatari World Cup is so close? One may query. Well, I would answer, FIFA is a very seedy operation and you aren’t thinking big enough.
To date, more than two dozen people and entities have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering in the ongoing investigation. As such, the past twenty years of footballing bureaucracy – and the football that has emerged from it – has an excoriating asterisk next to it in the record books.
The central, most essential idea surrounding ‘toxic masculinity’ is that of the ‘alpha-male’, who seeks to dominate, belittle, and ‘beat’ those weaker than him. While it’s unlikely that the executives of the UFC are purposefully propagating the characteristics of potentially destructive forms of manhood, the harm done by damaged men to themselves and their communities is one of the great problems of our time.
Top-flight football is set to return, following the Premier League’s announcement that fixtures would provisionally restart on Wednesday June 17th, with Aston Villa playing Sheffield United and Manchester City facing Arsenal. It is then expected…
“You could be looking at 40, 50, 60 clubs in the pyramid ceasing to trade within the next six to twelve months”. That is the startling assessment of Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson on the outlook for…
The British government has announced, as part of its plans to ease the lockdown restrictions implemented in light of the coronavirus, that professional sporting events will not take place in England until the 1st of June at the very earliest.