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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CONIFA: a score for the sidelined

In June this year, the world’s biggest football tournament will take place in Russia. Fans from all over the world will descend on the country to watch some of the stars of the game play against each other. There promises to be some scintillating match-ups, from Spain playing Portugal to Belgium challenging England. Yet this […]

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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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Women’s Champions League draw engenders thrilling duel between the World’s finest

Carli Lloyd vs Alex Morgan. Immovable object vs Unstoppable force. For the benevolent creator behind the Women’s Champions League Semi-final draw has blessed the footballing world with a titanic clash between two of it’s finest assets, and their new adopted European homes, as English Champions Manchester City have been pitted against French giants Olympique Lyon […]

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