Luke James

How The Athletic is disrupting sports journalism

Founded in the Windy City four years ago, The Athletic has never been afraid to make bold proclamations about the future it envisages for sports journalism. The Athletic’s 2016 Chicago launch promised to change the way that sports fans consume media; pledging to provide unrivalled coverage of the Blackhawks and...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2020

Pride Weekend: Elite Ice Hockey League is united by values

Founded in 2003 following the demise of the British Ice Hockey League, the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) has grown from strength-to-strength in era of unrelenting socio-economic change. Perhaps the greatest barrier to ice hockey achieving success in the United Kingdom is the sport’s longstanding caricature: that hockey is simply...
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Posted Jan. 27, 2020

Panthers down Blaze to extend winless run to five

In an action-packed night of hockey at the Skydome Arena, Coventry Blaze were unable to upset the form-book, falling to a fifth successive defeat since mid-November against Nottingham Panthers on Saturday evening. Despite taking the lead in the first period through Luke Ferrara, Blaze were unable to contain Brett Bulmer,...
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Posted Dec. 8, 2019

Manchester United and its worst season in 30 years

Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, thunderclouds have continually plagued the skies above Old Trafford. In 2014, the Stretford End faithful launched an assault on David Moyes’ damned premiership from the stratosphere. Within weeks, the Glaswegian had been dismissed. Ryan Giggs, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho have since...
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Posted Oct. 27, 2019

Petr Čech and his transition from football to ice hockey

As The Boar’s self-designated ice hockey aficionado, the news that rippled around social media last week was quite the spectacle. Petr Čech, a Champions League-winning goalkeeper with Chelsea in 2012, announced that he would be icing for Guildford Phoenix for the remainder of the 2019/20 ice hockey season. Unsurprisingly, social...
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Posted Oct. 23, 2019