Punditry Extra: Map, Territory, and Russell Brand

June 25, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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As an epilogue to our Punditry series, through a World Cup lens, we look at the dangers poor punditry opinion and analysis can have in a social media fuelled football community; and how turning to entertainers may be the answer to this country’s analyst woes.

The Fence

May 30, 2014 in Feature Articles, Kristian Hardiman

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In football we need the option to sit on the fence. There is an alarming tendency to polarise as many issues as we can and as quickly as possible, causing a growing pool of under-thought opinions in the sporting landscape.

Please. No More FA Cup Replays.

April 23, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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The FA Cup Replay statistically denies underdog teams from lower tiers advancing to later rounds, denying us what we love most about the competition. Upsets.

Outsider/Insider

March 5, 2014 in Feature Articles, Kristian Hardiman

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Traditional collectives of football fans, who still need football as part of their identity, are under increasing pressures in society to change their views with greater reflections on concepts such as racial, gender, and sexual equality. With this, comes an invasion on the insider culture that has been created by fans; an attitude that is passed on from generation to generation.

Spare A Thought For Jermain Defoe…

January 17, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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An ode to Jermain Defoe – a talented player caught up in the wrong time, stuck in a generation of strikers with no place for him.

Punditry II: The Round Table

December 9, 2013 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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Part I, laid the foundations for how English football punditry can be improved, by going into detail what makes for good and bad analysis. Using that base, Part II shows what changes can be made to the setup and preparation to get punditry up to a standard that makes for enjoyable and educational viewing for the audience.

Punditry I: “You’ve Changed Things. Forever.”

November 25, 2013 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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Gary Neville’s Sky Sports punditry has added a whole new dimension to football television coverage. This first part in a two part series on the general state of English football punditry will lay the groundwork for improvement by going into what makes for good and bad analysis.

Hot Dogs, The Dallas Cowboys, and Karl Marx

October 13, 2013 in Dawson Jope, Feature Articles

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New recruit Dawson Jope makes a spectacular debut for LMW as he analyses the difference in economic structures of two of the worlds biggest sporting leagues: The English Premier League and The National Football League. And as you may have guessed; Karl Marx has a rather large role to play.

Officiating the Game II: Communicating

September 19, 2013 in Feature Articles, Kristian Hardiman

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Systematic changes are needed in the media in order to mitigate and reposition people’s views on officials. Our resident referee has some ideas as to how this can be done. Namely, a key change to the commentary box.

Our Own Storage Device

August 31, 2013 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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Who are we really supporting? And why? Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Horcrux invention, LMW goes into depth as to why we remain so attached to our respective Football Clubs.