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How Sexism Affects Women’s Football in the UK

Many people may have been under the illusion that sexism was no longer present in football until Richard Keys and Andy Gray faced disciplinary action over their comments about female referee’s assistant Sian Massey. The fact that influential figures still harbour sexist views sends a clear message that sexism still […]

Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

Among the sudden troubling outbreak of Premiership players throwing alleged racial epithets (and spitting) around, the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand “F*****g Black C**t” incident stands at the forefront among the other incidents involving Luis Suarez/Patrice Evra and Antolin Alcaraz/Richard Stearman. Due to Terry’s standing as Chelsea captain and currently holding onto […]

Recent Developments of Andre Villas-Boas’s “Group Dynamic” in Media and England Team

Andre Villas-Boas’s arrival at Chelsea over the summer was a sensation. Young, confident, and possessing a pedigree of mentorship, transformation at Chelsea was expected. But instilling new and unfamiliar ways would be palliative before firmly rooted—this was Chelsea after all, part exclusive nightclub, and part outpost of the new Moscow, […]

England vs Wales Euro 2012 Qualifier: Preview

Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G, England v. Wales, Wembley Stadium, ITV1/Fox Soccer (19:45 BST/2:45 EST/11:45 PST) Today, the Welsh can either win at Wembley or wait for 2014 World Cup Qualifying to play their next meaningful game. Gary Speed’s changes did England a favour with their 2-1 win over Montenegro in Cardiff […]

Bulgaria vs England Preview: Euro 2012 Qualifying Match

Euro 2012 Qualifying-Group G, England v. Bulgaria, Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia. Sky Sports 1/Espn3.com; 19:15 BST/2:15 EST/11:15 PST, “Always leave ‘em wanting more.” After a madcap first two weeks, the Premier League steps aside for an international break that’s usually met with indifference and worse by supporters just getting […]

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