Elliot Joyce

Bye bye Luis Rubiales: The aftermath of Spain’s World Cup success

Se acabó. It’s over. On the evening of 26 September, a little over a month after their dominant victory against England in Sydney, Australia, Irene Paredes with Alexia Putellas, shared captains of the Spanish national football team, hoisted the World Cup trophy above their heads. What followed was a 5-0...
Read More

Posted Oct. 13, 2023

Sickening hypocrisy: Breaking down Jordan Henderson’s move to Al-Ettifaq

Jordan Henderson’s move to Al-Ettifaq still feels unsettling. Orchestrated by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard – recently appointed as manager of one of the 18 Saudi Pro League clubs – the current Liverpool captain was persuaded to sign a three-year, roughly £700,000-a-week contract for a team based on the eastern...
Read More

Posted Sep. 28, 2023

Kazakhstan: a footballing nation on the rise?

The Nations League may come at the wrong time for football fans, especially those in the UK. The conclusion of the Euros, followed closely by the resumption of all the major leagues has resulted in little downtime for players and fans alike. Therefore, you would be excused from paying little...
Read More

Posted Jun. 25, 2022

Mo Salah: a profile on the Egyptian King ahead of the AFCON final

This Sunday, 6 February 2022, seven-time Africa Cup of Nations champions Egypt take on the 2019 runners-up in Senegal. Looking for an eighth trophy, ‘the Pharaohs’ knocked out hosts, and favourites, Cameroon on penalties, while Senegal, nicknamed ‘the Lions of Teranga’, beat West Africa’s Burkina Faso 3-1. The 60,000 capacity...
Read More

Posted Feb. 6, 2022

Spinazzola holds the key for Italy against Belgium

The Italian team, set for their quarter-final against Belgium tonight, performs as a squad greater than the sum of its parts under the reign of accomplished former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. It feels wrong to use the phrase ‘greater than the sum of their parts’ for a team with...
Read More

Posted Jul. 2, 2021