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  • Football – an Emotional Release for Vulnerable Asylum Seekers

    Football makes a huge difference to the lives of asylum seekers. Alongside the feelings of joy and passion that are created whilst playing the sport, joining a football team helps to foster a sense of belonging, and adds routine and familiarity to lives that are often empty and dominated by feelings of insecurity.   Asylum seekers…

  • Megan Rapinoe: The outspoken hero that football needs

    Sports are so often considered an escape from day to day life for some people, but in reality they are merely a microcosm of society. For all the issues that exist in the world, sports amplify these issues and when athletes try to speak on these issues, they’re often told to “stick to sports,” because…

  • Is it the beginning of the end for Juventus’s dynasty?

    Knowing that Juventus have just bought in a coach that won a European trophy, a defender with the potential to conquer the continent and upgraded their weakest line with Aaron Ramsey and Adrian Rabiot, this seems like a totally absurd title for an article.  We are talking about a team that has won the last…

  • Why Keylor Navas could be the answer to PSG’s goalkeeper woes

    Keylor Navas should slot straight into the starting 11 at PSG after joining from Real Madrid in a high-profile move on deadline day. The Costa Rican stopper won three Champions League titles during his time at the Bernebeu, but found first-team opportunities limited after the club signed Thibaut Courtois last year. He can now expect…

  • The Tragedy of Mauro Icardi

    Serie A is a haven for good stories.    Some, like Verona’s magnificent title win or Juventus’ magisterial number ten, involve tremendous triumph after significant adversity. Others, like Preziosi’s Genoa or the tale of Luciano Moggi, involve dastardly villains. And sometimes, like with il Grande Torino, there is a sad end to an incredible tale. …

  • A Plausible Solution to end Racist Chants in Italian Stadiums: Moving Beyond “Lip Service”

    Hashtag campaigns to end racism in Italian stadiums are back, as yet another player is racially abused.  Hashtags are not enough.  It’s time for action. In the wake of a concerted effort by Serie A’s social media channels and those of its component clubs to clamp down on piracy, fans on social media are outraged by…

  • Real Madrid’s rebuild requires patience, not Neymar

    Panic reached a boiling point among Real Madrid fans as Neymar closed in on a move to Barcelona. But that panic didn’t appear to reflect at the Santiago Bernabeu. The board of Real Madrid had reportedly sat patiently waiting for the right time to trigger their ‘positive relationship’ with Paris Saint Germain supremo Nasser Al-Khelaifi…