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Should Football Be Continuing?

10 January 2021

This conversation between George Watts and Joel Butcher featured on Two’s Kompany, the Sunday 4pm STAR show, and was adapted by Joel. Tune in to hear more like it! Back to Microsoft Teams calls. In the last 12 months, life has made tortoises of all of us. Permanently attached to our homes, being stowed away […]

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Diego Maradona – In Memoriam

29 November 2020

I’ve always believed it difficult for a young Singaporean to reconcile the excesses and geniuses of Diego Maradona. Now I know that we’ve got four ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cups, but we have never made it quite so far continentally (much less globally) as to suffer the honour of a Hand of God. Going just […]

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22 Years Later, Scotland Wins Again

14 November 2020

To grasp the magnitude of Scotland’s momentous qualification for the 2021 European Championships, one has to go back 22 years to our last qualification for a major international tournament. Tony Blair was Prime Minister, Titanic won best picture at the Oscars and I, well, hadn’t been born.  We’ve come close before, arguably with better squads, […]

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Premier League Team Preview (Part II)

14 September 2020

With the start of the 2020/21 English Premier League season just getting started, you may be wondering what to expect in the upcoming season. Read on for a brief overview and analysis of each team, alphabetically from Liverpool to Wolves. For Part 1 featuring Arsenal to Leicester, click here. Liverpool Last season: 1st in PL […]

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Premier League Team Preview (Part I)

13 September 2020

It feels as though we have barely closed the curtain on the 2019/20 season, but the 2020/21 season is just getting started, and it looks set to be a good one. With club record transfers, three strong newly-promoted sides, and rejuvenated title hopes, who knows what this season will have in store. I have analysed each of the […]

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Showing Racism The Red Card

1 July 2020

We have recently seen the return of top-flight English football, where goals and quality play were expected to grab the headlines. Instead, the majority of the conversation has been of the work of the players and the league off the field. I am, of course, talking about the Premier League’s support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, […]

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Social Distancing: Footballers Over Family?

1 June 2020

Thursday’s announcement that English Premier League football clubs may resume contact training, with players allowed to breach the two-metre social distancing rule in order to return to more realistic playing scenarios, has further fuelled debate over where the priorities of the government and sports governing bodies truly lie. Whilst lockdown measures around the UK are […]

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