Author: Daniel DeFalco

“In other words, dad’s job had killed him”: How the link between football and brain injury could become one of the sport’s biggest scandals

Tweet LONG READ: Nearly 20 years after an inquest ruled the death of former West Bromwich Albion and England striker Jeff Astle was caused by an ‘industrial disease’, a landmark study by the University of Glasgow categorically proved that professional footballers are more likely to die from neurological disorders. Daniel […]

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Tributes paid to ‘old school’ football coach

Tweet Published on April 14, 2020 A GOALKEEPING coach who gave his “heart and soul” to Eastbourne Town has died, the club has announced. Roger Lee, 73, died on April 11 and his passing was met with hundreds of messages of condolence on social media. Beachy Head Ultras, one of […]

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Who should be England’s right-back for Euro 2020?

Tweet Published on April 6, 2021 After Gary Neville’s retirement from international football in 2007, England’s vacant right-back spot attracted few credible candidates. The 2010 World Cup, for example, saw Liverpool’s Glen Johnson as the only right-back selected by Fabio Capello amid a shortfall of talent in the position. Once […]

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Leeds fail to capitalise on Pepe dismissal

Tweet Published on November 23, 2020 6,064 days had passed since Leeds United and Arsenal, two of the most decorated teams in English football, last met in the league. Plenty of water has passed under Elland Road since that 5-0 loss at Highbury in 2004, but Sunday’s match offered far […]

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February 2024