Sam Matthews Boehmer

Christmas Wish: for supporters to return in time for Euro 2020

While reading Luke James’ Christmas Wish, I pondered what I’d been especially missing across this terrible year. In comparison to Luke’s love of ice hockey, my sporting taste is rather broad-brush, usually consisting of football, football, football, and then some more football, followed by rugby, swimming and tennis. Therefore, my...
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Posted Dec. 24, 2020

Diego Maradona: a life spent under a spot-light too bright

Diego Armando Maradona was born in 1960, the child of two working-class parents, and brought up in the Villa Fiorito slum of Buenos Aires. Few professions achieve such ascents from this poverty as football, and it was the speed of this ascent that, in the end, proved too much for...
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Posted Dec. 3, 2020

Leamington FC: Brakes eliminated from FA Cup by Banbury United

Leamington FC’s first competitive game of the season ended in disappointment as they went down to Banbury United in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup. Banbury, who have already played three games in the league so far this season, made their superior match sharpness show throughout the game,...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2020

What will USMNT star Sergino Dest bring to FC Barcelona?

It was confirmed this week that Sergino Dest, the 19-year-old Ajax right back, has moved to Barcelona for an initial fee of €21 million, potentially rising to €26 million. Dest, a USA international, is one of those young players whose reputation has burgeoned over the past season, despite him making...
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Posted Oct. 2, 2020

Rose Lavelle: WSL continues to grow despite pandemic threat

When Rose Lavelle scored the USA’s second goal in their 2019 World Cup final victory over the Netherlands, she firmly consolidated her position as one of the top players in the women’s game. At the age of only 24, the sky was the limit for the tenacious midfielder, with Lavelle’s...
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Posted Sep. 28, 2020

Donny van de Beek will bring Dutch style to Manchester United

Over the past few days, a picture has been doing the round on social media of three supremely talented players in their late teens and early twenties, all standing proud and resplendent in the red and white of Ajax. It was these starlets who provided the spine of the outstanding...
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Posted Sep. 2, 2020

Reaction: Sky Blues announce campus stadium proposals

It was announced yesterday that Coventry City and the University of Warwick had come to an agreement that will see the University provide land for the construction of a new, 20,000-seater stadium. From Coventry’s perspective, the construction of a new stadium will finally mean a move away from the Ricoh...
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Posted Jul. 22, 2020

Northampton Town thrash Exeter City to secure promotion to League One

On a windy day in a deserted Wembley Stadium, it was Northampton Town who triumphed over Exeter City and secured promotion to League One. It was a match that epitomised the phrase ‘they simply wanted it more’. Northampton’s 4-0 victory was well-deserved. Northampton were, for many, the underdogs in these...
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Posted Jun. 30, 2020