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Women’s Super Rugby or is it?

While applauding the introduction of Women’s Super Rugby I have to admit to being completely baffled about the way in which this new league had been introduced. I should at this point state that these are my own opinions, that I am not an expert on any sport at all simply a fan; this website

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Source: David Powell

A day at the Velodrome!

Ever since first seeing cycling on the TV I have wanted to go to the Velodrome and yesterday I got my wish with a visit to the World Championships at Lee Valley. The first surprise was the air lock system at the door, to keep the stadium at a constant temperature.  The second that struck

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Source: England Rugby

Better coverage will lead to increased fan base

Why is it that although the ITV cameras were at Twickenham to televise the England men playing Ireland in the 6 Nations on Saturday, the women’s match, played directly afterwards, could not be televised too.  Is it enough that the women’s team have the ‘honour’ of playing at Twickenham once a year? Three times this

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Source: 4tlos

What do you get when you win the FA Cup?

Of course you get prestige and celebrity, the honour of getting to play at Wembley Stadium, the amazing trophy and prize money, except that if you’re playing in the Women’s FA Cup Final, the prize will barely cover the cost of you getting there. So one area that hopefully the FA will address, as they

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Source: World Rugby

Club versus Country

Trouble would appear to be brewing between Clubs and the RFU after the peremptory announcement that contracted women’s Sevens players will not play any part of the 2015/2016 playing season in preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  The reason is apparently ‘player welfare’. In the meantime the clubs will have to work out how

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Source: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images via the FA

It’s getting annoying now

I attempted to read another article on the Women’s World Cup yesterday, that someone had tagged as interesting – it started with something like – let’s face it women are not as good at football as men and this could be proven because the women’s team could never beat Roy Hodgson’s men’s team …  Now

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Source: Getty Images via The FA

Onto the last 16

The Women’s World Cup First Stage is over and we say goodbye to the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Nigeria, Spain, Mexico, Thailand and Costa Rica – all of them have added value to the tournament and shown that increasing the number of teams to 24 was the right thing to do. Many people will be surprised

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Wembley!

It has finally arrived – the day so many of our footballers have dreamt about since they were children, pulling on football boots for the first time. Soon they will be putting on their England shirts; tying up their pink laces on their new boots and running out onto the hallowed Wembley turf to the

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Source: Wembleystadium.com

FA Cap Ticket Sales for Germany Game

To date 55,000 tickets have been sold for the England vs Germany game on 23 November at Wembley. According to the FA that is 22,000 tickets sold since last Monday. However, because long standing engineering works are due to take place on that day, meaning that the Metropolitan Line will be closed as well as

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Ethics and Football’s Governing Bodies

The recent scandal concerning gift bags containing watches valued at £16,000 given to 32 association chiefs, 28 FIFA executive committee members and 5 other members of South American associations illustrates how far removed these bodies are from the real world. The Ethics Code of FIFA Item 20 declares that: Persons bound by this Code may

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