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The fascinating thing about art is it’s intolerance for impartiality. Art evokes, it questions, it makes us feel and helps us grasp. With art being so open to interpretation the only non-questionable deliberation of it is that it comes in …

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*Before proceeding, it is important that the reader gains an understanding of the hipster in question. Hipsters come in many variations – they can follow hip teams and idols and can promote flavoursome topics. However, the hipster described in this …

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How can one expect footballers to remain so politically correct when their governing body FIFA remain so intent on being so politically audacious. Life and politics are entwined as equally as life and football are. Reflectively it would be easy …

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Anybody interested in the foundations of religion should read Robert Winston’s thorough account; ‘the story of God.’ In it, the Jewish scientist-come-politician discusses modern forms of religious worship. While he concedes that worship in our western society has declined since …

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Capitalising on Player Potential – The Myth of Moneyball in Football

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*All data collected is based on a 10 year period – 2003/04 to 2013/14 – unless specified otherwise* ‘Moneyball’ is a term which refers to the strategic, analytical approach of recruiting professional baseball players of a competitive standard, despite the …

 

A growing middle-class

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This article aims to be more thought-provoking than conclusive. It contains more theory than solid academia, yet it would not be too bold to say that the discussed theme is true. Sections believe that football is a game for all, …

 

Outside city boundaries

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A man stands at the edge of land leaning against a cold metal fence. His weight is wholly supported as he faces out to sea. The smell of its air – the most acquired taste in the world – fills …

 

A working class hero

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The Milanese love Baresi. He epitomised the club during his playing days with his elegance, class and longevity, not to mention his distaste for all things Internazionale. In a recent interview he was asked whether he was disappointed by the lack of loyalty …

 

Moyes and Germany, the perfect match.

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“I always had the hope of being a coach abroad, If I had the choice I would probably go to Germany. In part because of the mentality, which is similar to mine. I’m also fascinated by what happens in German …

 

American review.

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America may never win the World Cup. I know that’s a bold statement considering the vastness of the future but we need to consider several factors about the country’s social fabric. Now I feel as though I am in good stead to …