Luke James

Injury time salvo earns Arminia Bielefeld dramatic victory

Arminia Bielefeld moved one step closer to promotion to the Bundesliga after beating Holstein Kiel 2-1 courtesy of goals from Jonathan Clauss and second half substitute Sven Schipplock. Arminia’s late winner extended their lead at the top of 2. Bundesliga to eight points, inching Uwe Neuhaus’ side ever-closer to an...
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Posted May. 30, 2020

COVID-19: Yamaha trials remote cheering system in Japan

Japanese manufacturers Yamaha launched a unique remote cheering system last weekend as sports teams look for new ways to create an atmosphere at fixtures played behind closed doors. The trial was conducted at the 50,0000-seat capacity Shizuoka Stadium on 13 May in a J-League fixture. Yamaha’s Remote Cheerer system enables...
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Posted May. 29, 2020

Report and Reaction: NHL announces 24-team Playoffs

The National Hockey League (NHL) announced its ‘Return to Play Plan’ on Tuesday (26/05/20), confirming that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will include an increased number of teams due to the cancellation of the regular season. As a result of the reforms, 24 teams will compete in an expanded post-season, excluding...
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Posted May. 28, 2020

Der Klassiker: Kimmich fires Bayern Munich to victory

A moment of magic from Joshua Kimmich was enough to earn Bayern Munich three vital points in the race to retain their Bundesliga title, beating Borussia Dortmund 1-0 at Signal Iduna Park. On 42 minutes, Kimmich’s looping effort dipped beyond the reach of Roman Bürki, who was powerless to resist...
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Posted May. 26, 2020

2. Bundesliga Report: Hamburger SV 0-0 Arminia Bielefeld

In a vital game in the 2. Bundesliga title race, it was Arminia Bielefeld manager, Uwe Neuhaus, who walked away the happier of the two coaches, after his side secured a 0-0 draw on the road against Hamburg to remain six seven points clear at the top of the division....
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Posted May. 24, 2020

‘Zonal Marking’ is a classy account of European tactics

For a sport that has captured the hearts and minds of fans from all four corners of the globe, there is a striking lack of literature that explores the various tactical revolutions that have defined European football since the introduction of the back-pass in 1992. Zonal Marking, by Michael Cox,...
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Posted May. 23, 2020

Vashon Neufville on life with Atletico Ottawa in the CanPL

It has been a long time since Vashon Neufville turned out for his local club, Edmonton All Stars, as a young player making his first strides in football. Since starting his journey in North London thirteen years ago, Neufville has since graduated from West Ham’s ‘Academy of Football’, featured in...
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Posted May. 22, 2020

Bundesliga Preview: Will Leipzig recover in gameweek 27?

Drink it in: football is back. Last weekend, the Bundesliga attracted unprecedented attention from around the globe as football marked its return from suspension. The upcoming weekend of action promises to be just as eye-catching, with clubs from Germany’s top two divisions locking horns. Hertha host Union in the Berlin...
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Posted May. 22, 2020