Please. No More FA Cup Replays.

April 23, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles

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  Not since 2007-08 has a club managed a victory against a team in a higher tier in the FA Cup Quarter-finals. The last time it happened, Championship Barnsley shocked
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The 1994 Quidditch World Cup Final Was Fixed

April 1, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Other Articles

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A suspicious bet placed shortly before the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final has exposed a match fixing conspiracy.

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 equity. 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.

High School Politics

January 9, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Feature Articles, Kristian Hardiman

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There are very few strikers in the world capable of fulfilling all the attributes required for the Lone Striker role. We look at the defensive reaction of ‘underdog’ teams relinquishing an extra attacking threat, and it being another case of keeping up with the trend-setters. We also look at the importance of underdog teams being tactically independent from those elite who decide what is cool.

In Defence of the Toe Poke

January 2, 2014 in Alex Saxon, Other Articles

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No aspect or technique in football is as vilified and downplayed as the Toe Poke. Its time to change that.

The Punditry Dossier II: The Changes

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.

The Punditry Dossier 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.