The Love of Football

by Natasha Shafai

Why do we love football? It’s the eternal question that my dad asks me? ”You’re a girl”
he says and I reply with ”That’s a bit sexist” but he says he doesn’t mean it like that. I love
the passion, the adrenaline rush when my team scores, the pure unadulterated joy and
happiness when you win a big game, the devastation coupled with tears when you lose
and there’s the science behind it as well. It’s estimated that we can burn up to 300 calories
during the 90 minutes. Just by being nervous and the adrenaline that runs around our body
every time the opposition has an effort on goal, a bad challenge happens to your player, the
ref does something that annoys you or we have an effort of their goals…so the whole 90
minutes basically. I don’t need to exercise just watch United play a couple of times of week!

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Ranking the 13 “New Maradona’s”

by Tom Stewart

The title of “New Maradona” or “New Diego” is one that is given to highly talented Argentinian attacking players, using the nations legendary number 10 as an ambitious benchmark. Thirteen players have had the label dumped on them, some of them have revelled in the limelight while some have failed to live up to expectation.

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Opinion: Football Finance

by Robert Otira
Hypocrisy lingers strong throughout any walk of life you walk through. They lie in all institutions you find from governments to dictatorships. Uefa on a scale of hypocrisy are disciples of the practice. Uefa are about as fair as Kim-Jong-un is captilalist.
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Capello Quits: Who Next for England?

by Tom Stewart

So Fabio Capello has quit as England manager following the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of his captaincy. So who is next in line for the role as ‘ultimate turd polisher’?

Here are the top 10 favourites(all odds listed are from Bet365)

Harry Redknapp

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Flair Icons #18: Denis Compton

Denis Compton

by Paz Bassra

 

Born: 23/05/1918 (Hendon, Middlesex)

Died: 23/04/1997 (Windsor, Berkshire)

Clubs: Arsenal

International: 12 wartime internationals for England, no official caps

Denis Compton is one of the greatest cricketers ever, as evidenced in his induction to the ICC
Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. He had a batting average of 50, including 17 centuries, over
78 Tests. His first class record was also astounding: over 500 matches, nearly 39000 runs, at
an average of almost 52 with 123 centuries. On top of that, he was also a useful slow left-arm
Chinaman bowler with 25 Test wickets.

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News: African Cup of Nations- Quarter Finals

This years African Cup of Nations hasn’t failed to disappoint. Saturday and Sunday saw the quarter finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Here is our recap of the 4 ties.

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