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Does Mental State now Play a Bigger Part than Physical in Football?

The World Cup is just over a year away now, and with Gareth Southgate at the helm – the fans will be expecting him to achieve the seamlessly impossible, and bring the trophy home for the first time since 1966 (for …

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Congratulations Andy! But who comes next?

The ‘Big Four’ of Murray, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal. The domination of Venus and Serena. Our very own home-grown talent seeing in the New Year as world number one. It is very hard not to view these times as the …

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Are we in for the closest title race in the Premier League for years?

We may have witnessed, without doubt, the most bizarre, unprecedented season in the history of the Premier League last year, but it was by no means the closest in terms of the race for the title. We saw the unthinkable …

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The Paradox of Personality in Sport

‘Remember to wear bright boots’ – often the final, seemingly-trivial piece of advice given to young footballers before heading to potentially life-changing club trials. Why? Amongst the throngs of budding fresh talent, it can be difficult for a player, sometimes …

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Gamesmanship dictating the need for media management

David Beckham was and to this day remains one of, if not the most iconic of all British sportsman. Not only that, but through his long and illustrious career in football he has earnt a fantastic reputation for himself, both …

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How Influential is the Behaviour of Sports Fans on the Outcome of an Event?

The 2016 Ryder Cup saw some of the best golf ever played at the competition, with the Reed v McIlroy and Mickelson v Garcia singles matches going to live long in the memory. The contest was somewhat marred, however, by …

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Top Five Greatest Acts of Sportsmanship

Many of us were moved earlier this week when we saw Alistair Brownlee carrying his exhausted younger brother, Jonny, through the last stretch at the World Triathlon Series and then throwing him over the finish line. It was an amazing …

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Can big name bosses make the Premier League great once again?

The phrase gets thrown around all the time; the Premier League is the best league in the world. There was certainly a time when this was undeniable – between 2004/05 and 2011/12, eight English sides reached the Champions League final …

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The Biggest ‘Chokes’ in sporting history

Sunday 10th April, 2016, 10.25 p.m. Jordan Spieth sits 6 under par on the final round of a dramatic Masters weekend in Augusta and is set to brilliantly reclaim the green jacket, thus cementing his position as the most exciting …

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China: Is Sport’s Sleeping Dragon Finally Waking Up?

Home to over 1.3 billion people (equivalent to around 20% of the global population) and the second largest economy on the planet. It’s a statement that is not up for any debate, China is an undisputed global superpower in almost …

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Leicester City: From the threat of relegation to the edge of glory in eight months

The Leicester City fairy-tale rolls on. Everyone said that they’d fade away, that Vardy or Mahrez would get injured, that the squad’s accumulative lack of experience would ultimately cost them England’s greatest footballing achievement. Yet none of these potentially derailing …

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ICC World T20 – Can Anyone Stop India?

Image courtesy of scrollededitorial on Flickr With the group phase of the T20 finished and the Super 10 phase set to begin, we ask if anyone can stop India from winning in a home T20 World Cup. Here is our …

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