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De-mystifying the NFL Playoff System

With the final games of the regular season now played, the postseason is upon us. This year’s playoffs promise to be as unpredictable as always. Here’s a mini guide to how the playoffs work. The NFL is made up of a total of 32 teams, half of which belong to...
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Posted Jan. 14, 2022

NFL 2021/22: midseason overview

With 17 games in total this season, Week Nine’s fixtures marked the passing of the halfway mark in the 2021/22 NFL season. Here’s an overview of some of the most notable headlines around the league as we approach the home stretch of an exciting season. The Playoff Picture and Super...
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Posted Nov. 12, 2021

NFL London and beyond

The NFL London scheme, of playing some games in Britain’s capital each year, has proved a great success. Could we see a London-based franchise in the future?
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Posted Oct. 25, 2021

Arizona Cardinals: the NFL’s last team standing

The Las Vegas Raiders’ 28-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers meant that the Arizona Cardinals became the NFL’s only unbeaten team through four weeks after their impressive 37-20 win over division rivals Los Angeles Rams. Tennessee lost to Arizona in Week 1 by a score of 38-13 before Kliff...
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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

NFL Kickoff: Winning start for Tom Brady’s Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 in the first game of the highly anticipated 2021/22 NFL season. Tom Brady, who won his record-extending seventh Super Bowl last season, threw for four touchdowns, including two to Rob Gronkowski. Opposing quarterback Dak Prescott also looked sharp having returned from...
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Posted Sep. 14, 2021

Messi, PSG and the modern day super-team

Before the news and rumours surrounding Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma had become the latest name to join PSG’s ‘super team’ project, as the Paris club looked to make an immediate push for the ultimate prize in club football – the UEFA Champions League.
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Posted Aug. 10, 2021

Team GB men’s hockey: tournament review

Team GB lost 3-1 to India in the quarter finals of the Olympics, meaning they leave the tournament having previously finished third in Pool B. The tournament started well for Britain, who won their first two games 3-1 against the lower-ranked sides of South Africa and Canada respectively. However, their...
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Posted Aug. 6, 2021

Andriy Yarmolenko: Ukraine’s MVP

In September 2009, a young, up-and-coming Andriy Yarmolenko made his international debut for Ukraine during a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game. The then-20-year-old marked the occasion, managing to score the sixth and final goal for Ukraine in an emphatic 6-0 win over Andorra. The key striker for Ukraine in...
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Posted Jul. 20, 2021

The future of the Welsh National Team

Rob Page’s men left Euro 2020 in the round of 16 after losing 4-0 to an impressive Denmark side. Despite putting up a tough fight for the first 20 minutes of the game, Denmark ultimately dominated the match thanks to some shrewd tactical adjustments by manager Kasper Hjulmund. The loss...
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Posted Jul. 19, 2021