OPINION: Football reaching new depths

Tweet Joe Skeggs takes the moral high ground on one of football’s most divisive talking points You will be hard pressed to find a passionate fan who loves the spectacle of a well-timed dive. My biggest issue is that plainly, it is cheating and goes against the already decreasing morals and sportsmanship of the game, whilst degrading the sport as a whole. A foreign player in the Premier League will be persecuted and criminalised by pundits and fans alike, whereas, a young and English talent will be lauded as a…

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OPINION: Half-scarves, half-hearted

Tweet Callum Ferguson looks at the merchandise mayhem that is proving to be a pain in the neck for football fans around the country For many people a football match is a matter of life and death. As the famous Bill Shankly said, it can often mean much more than that. However, for some mutual fans to the game, it seems quite the opposite. This can formally be expressed by wearing a half-and-half scarf. The concept of half-and-half scarves takes away from the competitiveness of the game and leaves both…

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OPINION: Football’s VAR-cical situation

Tweet Football’s trial by TV through VAR (Video-assisted refereeing) has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently. Ethan Miles believes he has the answer Fixed? Problematic? Unnecessary? VAR is proven to be problematic in leagues that it has been fully implemented into such as the German Bundesliga. Amid match-fixing allegations in the favour of German club Schalke, Bundesliga fans raised an uproar to rid of the system. It was later discovered that the man behind the implementation of VAR in Germany had links to the club and was…

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