Harry Ward

Football must get to grips with hatred on social media

Arsenal legend Ian Wright shared several screenshots of abhorrent racist Instagram messages that he received on social media last week. The disgusting abuse has been condemned as “humiliating” and “dehumanising” by the former England striker, who is a leading activist against racism in football. A young man, believed to be...
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Posted May. 21, 2020

Bundesliga Preview: Riverderby will define gameweek 26

It’s back! The greatest game in the world returns on 16 May, with the eagerly-anticipated restart of German club football. The Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga will resume after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that lockdown restrictions in the country would be eased, as a reflection of Germany’s comparatively successful response...
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Posted May. 15, 2020

Lyon furious after Ligue 1 is decided by points-per-game

In an address to the French National Assembly on Tuesday, the country’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that “big sporting affairs” will not be allowed to return until at least September 2020 due to the continual threat of coronavirus to people’s health. From a European football point of view, this...
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Posted May. 3, 2020

Controversy surrounds Saudi-backed Newcastle takeover

From the infamous collapse of their title challenge in 1996 to Mike Ashley’s controversial ownership of the club from 2007, Newcastle United are never too far from the headlines. Now, this famous old club finds itself in the spotlight once again as Ashley’s tumultuous reign looks increasingly likely to come...
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Posted Apr. 25, 2020