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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Pitch: 1, Parliament: 0

Rashford understands how tough life can be for people, while Boris seems to think it’s a bit like classical music -- he’s sure it’s all worthy of attention and so on, but just pretends to be interested in it so he doesn’t look bad in front of his dinner party guests.

Women’s Super League season kicks off live on Sky and the BBC — and it’s been a long time coming.

"What more do we need to do to bring more football-lovers into the women’s game? How can we elevate the status of ladies’ football? It seems as though there’s a wealth of potential left untapped, hindered by years of lurking in the shadows, not receiving the attention nor investment it so needed or deserved."

It’s coming to Rome: The Italian response to Euro 2020

"in order to win you need more experience, hard work, respect, and, most importantly, humility. The humility to realise that football does not have a home, but rather chooses one."

This is England: Football and the nation

The national team celebrated diversity, embraced difference, and spoke up for those facing oppression. But this fails to map onto society at large. They showed what Englishness and our idea of the nation could be, but not what it is. The ideal of England offered throughout this tournament was just that: an ideal, far removed from reality.

Taming the lions: What Southgate’s emotionally intelligent leadership can teach a divided nation

"From gestural activism to nationalistic bigotry and xenophobia, in the face of it all, Southgate has shown integrity, humanity and strength of character, and the trophy his team are fighting so graciously for is indelibly carved with the mark of respect."

Football Varsity preview: “We are full of confidence going into Saturday”

"It doesn’t matter what has happened previously; if you win the Varsity you know it’s been a good season."

Manchester, football and the Glazers: the background to the Manchester United fan protests

Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams, has seen many iconic moments of footballing history. And yet, fans flooding onto the perfectly manicured pitch in...

Oxford students react to the European Super League

News came out in the last two weeks that a 'European Super League' had been set up by a cartel of 12 “Founding Clubs”,...

Greed is nothing new in football

News of a proposed European Super League, including the so-called ‘big six’ English Premier League teams, broke on Sunday to much shock and dismay...

The return of fans to football matches: a big win for supporters and teams alike?

Love it or hate it, artificial crowd noise has become a staple of televised British football since ‘Project Restart’ kicked-off back in Summer 2020....

International break: a help or hindrance for Premier League teams and their players?

"The break is an opportunity to raise their profile by representing their country on an international stage."

Remembering Mickey Lewis

CW: Death Members of the Oxfordshire and wider football communities have been paying tribute to Mickey Lewis, ex-player and coach for Oxford United and coach...

Lockdown in Football: a sacrifice worth making?

With the current increase in coronavirus cases around the UK, it raises the question: should elite sport, specifically football, see another lockdown like it...

In conversation with Robbie Lyle

"Let them have their say, and let them have their say where they’re actually hurt."

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