How much has investment benefited Salford and Fylde on their journey to the National League final.

Tweet Salford City and AFC Fylde are both wealthy non-league clubs and before their publicised takeovers have never been affiliated with the Football League in their respective histories. Both are newcomers to the National League and have received bleeding criticism for their big-money spending which has enabled their meteoric rise from lower leagues with a lack of financial regulation.  The investment has clearly benefited Salford, who on their road to the final have the financial clout of five ‘Class of 92’ former Manchester United players including the Neville brothers, David…

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Southampton FC – The Hassenhuttl Effect

Tweet Southampton Football Club ended their 2018/19 Premier League campaign in 16th position, retaining their status amongst England’s elite for the seventh consecutive season, despite amassing a mere nine points going into the Christmas period. But with safety in the bag, was this season a success?  Ralph Hassenhutl was brought into the club to achieve the same as his predecessor Mark Hughes, remain in England’s top division. pushed the Saints over the safety line by injecting the “gegenpress” style of football into his sides DNA, a system already deployed in…

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Should we acknowledge Cheerleading as a sport?

Tweet Cheerleading athletes around the UK gather each year to compete at the ICC British Open in a bid to win prizes as well as opportunities to secure funding to travel to America to compete in the annual Cheerleading Worlds.  However, due to the minimal amount of attention the sport receives in the UK, individuals are insufficiently educated about cheerleading. With various stereotypes and insecurities associated with the sport, it’s widely accepted cheerleading is used as encouragement for a team, rather than as a competitive sport.  According to Statista in…

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University students and staff voice opinions on Eastbourne’s sporting facilities

Tweet Eastbourne campus is home to almost 3000 students, studying at the School of Sport and Service Management. It prides itself in being the sporting campus of the University of Brighton, however recently students have talked about a lack of sporting facilities, in comparison with the Falmer campus. Many have expressed their concerns about the campus and how it does not allow them to fully develop as athletes in their sport teams and suggested that the school should be moved to Falmer where they could access everything they need, without…

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Mother’s unite against climate change

Tweet Sunday 12 May, Extinction Rebellion marched for international Mother’s Day from Hyde Park to Westminster. They demanded that the Government take immediate action to make their lives fully sustainable through green policies and incentives.    2,500 people were led by eleven 11-year-olds to represent the 11-year window we have to act on climate change according to the world’s leading climate scientists in a landmark UN report last October. Extinction rebellion are a group of climate change activists who have grown to an international status within six months. They are…

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MILES ARE MEANINGLESS WHEN BEING AWAY FEELS LIKE HOME

Tweet Brighton players say Broadfield Stadium has increased their following and that the Crawley Town ground is starting to feel like home. Brighton and Hove Albion’s Women’s team play their home matches at Broadfield Stadium in Crawley, which to some may seem a bit far fetched. However, I spoke to players Beth Roe, Felicity Gibbons and Ini Umotong who believe that this distance has not stopped their fan base from growing but has in fact created the opposite effect:   Brighton were promoted last season to the WSL (the highest…

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