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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Can Atletico Madrid capitalize on a summer of shortcomings?

The La Liga has essentially been a duopoly for years, as the romanticism of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona clashed against Real Madrid’s flashier Galacticos. But there’s one team who is looking once again break the mould: Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were the defining stars of the game, even outside the country, achieving milestones…

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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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One fleeting career, one remarkable moment: The Gabe Gala Story

Football has a profound ability to captivate the hearts and souls of millions. For some, even in sleep, it never quite leaves. Countless boys and girls dream of hoisting football’s greatest trophies, wearing their nation’s jersey, or scoring the big goal. A lucky few can say they have gone out and done it. Although the…

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Spain’s folly and a look at what the future holds for Julen Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui, whose name is something that resembles the sound you make when you sneeze with a particularly phlegmy cold, has filled the gapingly vacant Real Madrid manager’s post, and came as a surprise. His subsequent firing from the Spain post on Wednesday was an outright shock. The timing is worse than poor as Spain…

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Zinedine Zidane and change in Madrid

Most managers dream of Champions League wins, but when you’re at the helm of one of the biggest clubs in the world, a European title is not enough if you can’t back it up with domestic dominance. It’s a tall order for any club. But this is the requirement that is set forth by Madridistas.…

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Salah versus Ronaldo – the storyline of the Champions League final?

When I was a smaller lad, running around in the mucky soccer pitch of Bredon Hill Middle School in Ashton-under-Hill, my level of skill earned me the nickname Rhino. My one “skill” was charging at other players who had the ball. Since those formative years, I’ve come to greatly admire and envy those with greater…

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Champions League ICYMI: The finalists have been decided

This week saw the two second legs of the semi-finals take place, and we found out who will be going to battle in Kiev on the 26th May, 2018. In Short First up was Real Madrid v Bayern. Madrid took a 2-1 lead home to the Bernabeu after the first leg in Munich. It was…

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Champions League ICYMI: One foot in the final for Liverpool

The semi-finals are upon us, and this week saw Liverpool, Roma, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich go to battle for a place in the Champions League final. In Short Bayern Munich are in an injury crisis and things got worse against Real Madrid last night. Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez, and Arjen Robben all left the…

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Real Madrid and the quest for greatness

What defines a football club as the world’s greatest? Barcelona’s treble clinching Champions League triumph over Juventus at the Olympiastadion in Berlin in 2015 attracted an estimated global audience of 180 million people and as the world cast its eyes over the most watched annual sporting event, nobody could doubt the worth of the newly…

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