All Blog Posts Tagged 'League' (6)

Can the Euros restore beauty to the increasingly ugly game?

The World Cup Finals may be football’s most watched showpiece event on the planet but there can be little doubt which one is the most difficult to win. Not even the threat of far-right extremist hooligans, as exposed in the BBC’s recent Panorama programme on the European Championships host nations Poland and…

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Added by Wayne Wiggins on June 4, 2012 at 17:23 — No Comments

Tottenham: Where Did it all Go Wrong?

Tottenham currently find themselves 5th in the table with only one win in their last nine matches. Tottenham who were 3rd in the league just before Christmas and seemed to be the only team capable of keeping in the touch with the two Manchester sides, who went on to run away from the rest of the challenging bunch. Tottenham, were, for many people playing the most attractive football in the league including Sir Alex Ferguson, and after 20 games they only failed to score…

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Added by Craig English on April 26, 2012 at 23:13 — No Comments

Replacing the Irreplaceable

In the Summer, Sir Alex Ferguson has a mountainous decision to make. Does he offer the perennial Paul Scholes another 1 year contract, or does he look to find a replacement for the pass master?

Many have said that the reason why Manchester United has been so successful this year is due to the resigning of the midfield maestro, and it would be hard to argue with them. 

In the previous match against Queens Park Rangers, Scholes was on the pitch for 74 minutes. Within that time,…

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Added by Nick Walkiden on April 11, 2012 at 9:56 — No Comments

The Commodification of Celebrity Culture

‘The influence of celebrity has been especially pronounced on certain kinds of media products (Turner, 2006: 487)

It is not so uncommon to see your favourite sport star or favourite entertainment star on the front of a magazine cover, or on the front pages of a newspaper with the mass media that is now readily available to consumers including: TV, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in some cases. Therefore, this chapter…

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Added by Wesley Hutchins on February 2, 2012 at 20:22 — No Comments

Contentious Issues Surrounding Footballer's Wages

Football is a widely watched form of entertainment, with a high emphasis on raw talent, emotion and of course money. Many males base their whole life around the sport, and many children of the younger generation look up to such footballers like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry. However such role models are not all they seem, they are not so clean cut as they may appear on the football field.

 The issue of wages is widely reported in the British press in a negative…

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Added by Wesley Hutchins on February 2, 2012 at 20:15 — No Comments

Slap them. You know you want to!

 

I was reading yet another one of those 'My Perfect XI' lists recently that are so often a feature of websites or magazines.

 

You know the sort of thing, an all-time XI as selected by someone important. They may be from a single club, from a particular country or league, the most…

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Added by Im_Partial on April 2, 2011 at 23:23 — 17 Comments

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