VAR is the future of football and will only improve with time

Tweet Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is necessary in the modern era of football as the game is played at such a high pace and everything is caught on camera. Officials at the top level of football need help to maintain the credibility of results by having every decision correct, even if it means overruling or picking up on something that the referee has missed. This is because the game has evolved, players play at a faster pace and are more streetwise when the match officials are involved. Recent evidence of…

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Hashtag United: A breath of fresh air for non-league football

Tweet If you haven’t been to watch a game of non-league football, you’ve certainly missed out. The lower leagues of English football provide the perfect concoction of stadiums on the brink of collapse and typical British screams of ‘get rid of it’ echoing around the ground. However, Hashtag United, a team originally based from YouTube, have taken non-league by storm and it seems the surrounding teams aren’t best pleased with their introduction.  Founded three years ago by YouTuber Spencer Owen, Hashtag United made the leap from playing sensationalised friendlies to…

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Andy Murray’s career will be shorter if he continues to play singles

Tweet Before the start of the Australian Open in January, Andy Murray was a broken man. Breaking down in his pre-tournament press conference and admitting that retirement was a real possibility was a major low for British tennis fans. However, he has since made an extraordinary comeback in doubles and now in singles. The bad news for his fans is that his singles career could shorten his career considerably in comparison to if he had chosen to play doubles exclusively. Clearly, doubles is a lot less physically demanding than the…

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Ferrari need tactical rethink ahead of Japan as Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel rivalry sharpens

Tweet Throughout this Mercedes dominated Formula 1 season, Ferrari have been off the boil and whilst their German counterparts encroach on their sixth consecutive constructors title, the Maranello outfit are left ruing costly errors again this season and need a tactical rethink prior to the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend. After another recent blunder in Sochi, where Matteo Binotto’s drivers were left biccaring about swapping positions after discussions prior to the race, outlined the key difference between Mercedes efficient thinking and Ferrari’s irrational strategies amid high pressure situations. Sochi signalled…

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Clamping out racist chanting in English football is long overdue

Tweet The issue of racism in English football is generally thought to consist of online social media abuse and from a minority of attendees acting alone within the stadium. However, there seems to be a growing bout of racist chanting by supporters, aimed at players from their own club. This has come to light once again after a small number of Aston Villa fans were filmed singing a chant about summer signing Marvelous Nakamba at Carrow Road on Saturday, which referred to his dad as ‘a rasta’ and also made…

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Nick Kyrgios: The unprecedented entertainer tennis needs more of

Tweet If you are not a regular fan of tennis and want to be entertained, I have two words – Nick Kyrgios. Standing at 6”4, regularly serving 130+ mph second serves and playing shots 99.9% of tennis players would not even think to play, Kyrgios inherits an abundance of talent and it’s a shame he fails to apply that at a consistent level. The unique, charismatic and heavily controversial character is something the sport lacks and spectators have split opinions on his actions – I find it absolutely brilliant! Kyrgios…

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