Portsmouth FC: Back from the brink

Tweet In the 132-year history of the English Football League, 34 different clubs have entered administration. Of these clubs, just six have done so on more than one occasion while playing in England’s top four divisions. Portsmouth, alone, entered administration three times in less than 15 years between 1998 and 2012.  And their financially inflicted struggles are not limited to this period. Founded in 1898, Portsmouth were admitted to the Football League in 1920 when they joined the newly formed Third Division as Southern League champions. However, by the 1970s,…

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Tackling referee abuse: the failures of the FA

Tweet Image credit: Jon Candy, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Headbutted, spat at, verbally abused. Dissent towards football referees has long existed in football. But with referees fearing for their safety now more than ever before, is the Football Association’s revamped Respect Campaign doing enough to stunt abuse? Matthew Watkinson investigates. The experiences of Ryan Hampson epitomise the issues that plague up and coming football referees who face weekly struggles in coping with abusive behaviour. Behaviour that, if away from the football pitch is deemed unacceptable,…

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The Seagulls Summary #4: My Favourite XI

In the fourth edition of The Seagulls Summary, Charlie Parker-Turner picks his favourite XI of past and present Brighton player’s.

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Premier League and EFL suspended until April 3

Tweet The Premier League and EFL have postponed all matches until April 3, due to coronavirus concerns following an emergency meeting Friday morning. The news comes after an emergency meeting between senior officials from each Premier League club was called following the news of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi testing positive for the virus last night. The Premier League becomes the latest league to be suspended after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi test positive for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/I1CuhhtZLQ — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport)…

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Live Breathe Sport Podcast Episode 11: WildervFury, Women’s T20 World Cup and VAR Controversy.

Tweet Welcome to the 11th episode of the Live Breathe Sport Podcast. This week there’s a week of VAR controversy as we go through the week’s Premier League action, as well as updates from around the world and from the lower league’s. Tony and Riley turn their hand at commentary with the former reacting to Tyson Fury versus Deontay Wilder and the latter reacting to England’s opening game of the Women’s T20 World Cup. Nile talks basketball before Tony finishes off the sport with his Formula One grid roundup. As…

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