Arsenal: A shadow of themselves

Tweet Crunching tackle by Tony Adams. Patrick Vieira picks up the loose ball and Arsenal can counter here. Vieira feeds through Robert Pires who dances past his marker like he didn’t exist. A sublime one-two with Dennis Bergkamp sends Thierry Henry through who scores in usual fashion to put Arsenal 4-0. The home crowd is loud and vibrant. Arsene Wenger smiles and applauds his players who play the beautiful game in a way most can only dream. After the worst home victory The Emirates has ever witnessed, every Arsenal fan…

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Glass bottle attacker receives suspended sentence

Tweet A Woman who stabbed a man with a glass bottle and attacked another woman will be punished through unpaid work instead of jail time. Mandu Okoko, 24, of Richmond Place, Brighton, was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment suspended for two years; a community order with 300 hours of unpaid work and 25 days of rehabilitation classes. Okoko, a university student with no previous convictions, was sentenced under charges for two counts of assault by beating; assault occasioning actual bodily harm; wounding with intent; and having an offensive weapon. Judge…

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Veganism In Sport

Tweet The latest trend Skinny; malnourished; protein-deficient; freaks. Words you would not associate with elite athletes. Words that many, however, would direct towards vegans. So, when the two intertwine, when the world’s strongest man, Patrik Baboumian, and some of the greatest athletes of all time in their respective sports, Novak Djokovic and Lewis Hamilton, follow a plant-based diet, should we realign our beliefs to how elite athletes eat? Almost half of the UK vegan population, 42%, made the change from a non vegan diet in 2018. In other words, two…

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Pineapple Before Wicket

Tweet Dead cows transformed into cricket balls through their cowhide may not be hit for six much longer.  Cricket balls of the future may be made from pineapples as synthetic alternatives are being investigated to replace the historic leather ball.  Former Australian cricketer, Jason Gillespie, revealed he had been researching alternative products to make cricket balls. He said: “I’ve read some stuff about pineapple skins. There are some synthetic alternatives.  “Ideally I’d love to see an alternative to it [leather] absolutely.”  Gillespie, as a vegan, adheres to a plant-based diet…

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Small businesses and residents vent their anger after The Beacon redevelopment causes chaos in Eastbourne

Tweet In 2014 an £85 million plan to transform the formerly known Eastbourne Arndale Centre was approved. The development contained an extension to the original building adding a further 170,000 sq. ft, twenty-two new shops, seven new restaurants and an eight-screen multiplex cinema. This was a new and optimistic business proposition for Eastbourne, with its outcome to transform and develop the high-street significantly. Allowing the centre to compete with those situated in Brighton. But the Arndale centre was not only to be expanded. Plans were also approved to update the…

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Top 10 most influential Premier League players this season based on key passes per game

Tweet All data accurate as of February 7, 2020 In the Premier League, you need creativity to be able to compete. English football has moved away from its previous reputation of being overly physical and is now becoming increasingly tactical, with the division’s top sides relying heavily upon their creative players. A good playmaker will act as the link between defence and offense, controlling the game in the opposing third and seeking out killer passes to split defences and start attacks. These players can often be the difference between league…

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