Jonny Ball

Tom Brady retires

For something that is so commonly discussed in sports, greatness is so hard to define. The illusive criteria that is crucial for its definition seems to differ based on the individual, leading to arguments and disagreements in almost every competitive sport on the planet. People rarely need to be introduced...
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Posted Mar. 14, 2023

50 years of Warwick news, told by The Boar

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Boar, the news team have scoured the archives to have a detailed look back at some of the most important stories at Warwick since The Boar’s creation in 1973. 1973 – 1978 – written by Jude Wilkinson Foundational Issue In the foundation issue...
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Posted Jan. 31, 2023

The new R9 and the story of short-lived genius

It’s a tale as old as time, the story of short-lived success. Throughout history we have seen civilisations and great figures rise and fall, mimicking and mirroring the fateful flight of Icarus. Tales of those surpassing all expectation before becoming tales of the past like the traces of Ozymandias. Of...
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Posted Dec. 20, 2022

Can Belgium ever win the World Cup?

One of the largest stories to emerge out of the deserts of Qatar has been the collapse of Belgium’s golden generation. Ranked second in the world heading into sport’s biggest tournament, many believed that this World Cup would be the last chance for Belgium’s greatest generation to bring home some...
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Posted Dec. 13, 2022

Why are England managers so bad?

If you have entered any pub in the last few months, you may have noticed a certain phrase going around, almost a whisper in anticipation that will no doubt grow to a crescendo in November. A hushed voice here or there, as many repeat the famous, almost dogmatic phrase, ‘it’s...
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Posted Nov. 12, 2022

Billionaires want Coventry City as Wasps fold

On Wednesday 12 October, Wasps Holding Limited released a statement announcing that they would be entering administration. The group that owns both the CBS Arena in Coventry and local Rugby Premiership side Wasps said in a statement that they “remain confident that new owners will be found that will allow...
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Posted Nov. 10, 2022

Swan narrowly avoids death at Cambridge University

John the Swan must have been counting his days when he realised he had been trapped at St John’s College Cambridge. The College is one of the few locations in the United Kingdom where reportedly a swan could be eaten by the fellows of the institution. This privilege often only...
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Posted Nov. 7, 2022