Access behind success: The rise in football documentaries

All or Nothing: Manchester City and First Team: Juventus are the latest documentaries to be produced. Every dedicated sports fan would love to have real insight into their favourite team; to have the opportunity to experience something extra behind the scenes, to see something that most people don’t get to see. Thanks to social media, players…

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The social significance of adidas x Parley

Parley. A brand that is a space for creators from every corner of the Earth to collaborate and combine in order to fight against the ongoing damage being inflicted on our oceans and ecosystem. But why is their collaboration with adidas particularly significant in their battle against pollution? The current situation is that the oceans…

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Serie A 2018/19: A gastronomical preview

The Italian Serie A season that many have pointed to being the most anticipated in recent memory kicks off this weekend. The annual Ferragosto celebrations across the peninsula are the perfect pre-parties to what should be 38 wonderful matchdays of football. Among the cacophony of fireworks and live music, fans are currently hashing out all…

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Bankrupt Bari face their day of reckoning

Romanticism is a quintessentially Italian emotion. Chaotic, painful, expressive. Beautiful, in its journey. All triumphs are preceded by heartache. This unique feeling is met by yet another cornerstone of Italian expression: tragedy. If modern Italians in any way, shape, or form, sought to embody a re-creation of classical tragedy, they seemed to have found football…

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Aleksandr Golovin: the boy who’s made Russia proud

Russia made it to the quarter-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup thanks to some excellent football and great goals. In the face of fears of political instability, Russia proved to be proud hosts of this great tournament, and gave their fans something to cheer. Amongst the players who were key to their displays, CSKA…

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Reincarnazione for Serie A

So, you’ve heard? For years now, Cristiano Ronaldo has been the source of unending, online rumour-mill click bait. Many of us can plead guilty to opening an ad-filled screen freezer thanks to the lure of CR7’s next move. In the 10 or-so separate occasions where PSG all but “landed their star man”, or when “enhanced…

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Juventus in twilight: An Old Lady in a new world

Juventus did Juventus things this month by closing out 2017/18 with a seventh straight Scudetto triumph to their name – and if you’re wondering, the answer is yes: the Bianconeri (like Celtic) are officially the new Juninho-era Olympique Lyonnais. Seriously, though, a very important difference between those Ligue 1 darlings and this Juve side must…

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Juventus Home 2018/19 by Adidas

Seven consecutive titles for Juventus meaning a fresh new kit is deserved and Adidas provide. An ode to the club’s history with a modern flavour, the kit sees the iconic black and white stripes remastered into a unique composition. The kit features two stripes on the front, with one running down the back creating an…

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Fallout in Serie A as Juventus take one step closer to the title

PLUS: Klopp to lose right hand man, Deulofeu’s Barca snub and Gerrard to Rangers? Fallout in Serie A as Juventus take one step closer to the title It was an insane weekend of football in Italy’s top flight. Trailing 2-1 against ten-man Inter Milan, Juventus looked as though they were throwing the title away. Some…

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Referee decisions – are we going too far?

While at live matches, I have turned to the spectator next to me on numerous occasions, demanding an answer to “who’s this clown?”, just to get the name right when I yell at the referee. The events that unfolded over the last ten days, however, are making me question my contribution towards a toxic culture…

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