The only thing that’s embarrassing about Wayne Rooney’s return is his critics’ reaction to it

Image credit: Facebook. Description: Wayne Rooney playing for England. “A fudge,” “completely wrong,” “cheapens the shirt,” “a complete mockery of football”; these have been some of the reactions of former England players and journalists to the news that Wayne Rooney will be coming back from retirement for a friendly against the USA on 15th November. […]

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Oxford Rugby Men’s Blues miss out on historic late victory against Canada

Image credit: Liam Frahm. Description: Rugby match between Oxford and Canada The Oxford University Rugby Football Club Men’s Blues gave an excellent account of themselves but ultimately failed to continue their good run of form against a challenging Canadian national team, losing 26-20. The Canadians came to a buzzing Iffley Road stadium at 7:15pm on […]

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The Tragedy of Mesut Özil

Image Credit: Ronnie Macdonald (CC BY 2.0) Recently, Mesut Özil announced his retirement from international football at the relatively young age of 29, citing racism as the reason for his decision. I think I can safely say that his decision to quit caught a lot of the football community by surprise. Sure, we thought, there […]

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Who can Arsenal turn to next?

Following Arsene Wenger’s departure, Rowan Janjuah discusses the potential candidates who could succeed him. ‘Arsène who?’ read a once pertinent Evening Standard headline  n 1996, a question that will never again be asked in the Premier League. Such is the legacy that Arsène Wenger has left not only at Arsenal, but for English football in […]

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