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England’s sporting misery continues

England’s sporting misery continues

Featured, Football, Sport
England's teams across all sports seem to have one thing in common. They never quite live up to expectation. In a week which saw England Cricket lose the second test to Australia, the England Rugby League side lose the world cup final and also the world cup draw, it's a timely reminder that being an English sports fan isn't great. In the cricket, England were going into the second test already behind Australia. The start of the second test seemed to be going the same way, with Australia eventually declaring at 442 runs, giving England a lot to do. England failed to reach these heights as they were bowled all out at 227 runs. This is where the classic England sport formula began to shape. Start badly - inspire hope - crush dreams. England's fightback began as they managed to bowl ...
Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku: “I was born to score goals”

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku: “I was born to score goals”

Football, Sport
The striker told Sky Sports that he is like “a leopard in the box” after ending his scoring drought. Lukaku equalled Belgium's all-time goal scoring record of 30 international goals, held by Paul van Himst and Bernard Voorhoof, after scoring two goals in a friendly against Mexico on Friday. His goalless streak stretched back to September. "It's a relief but I knew it would come”, he said. With a potential salary of £90 million, crticism is more than legitimate. But he never lost confidence. "I feel great to be honest. I was born to score. I don't think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me." Manchester United are now eight points behind Man City in the Premier League race. Lukaku admitted that United are not in the right place. He hopes that the return o
Increasing amounts of money are taking the soul out of football

Increasing amounts of money are taking the soul out of football

Football, Sport
Football - the greatest sport of all time. A game of unity, passion and dedication. Or is it? It is an undeniable fact to everyone that football has become rather commercial in the past decade. Commercialism has driven football to the point where players, managers and owners have forgotten what is right and what is wrong. The sense of playing for the game itself was gone. The one thing that brought people together every Saturday afternoon somehow vanished. That pure dose of admiration disappeared.   On rare occasions nowadays we witness individual players who cherish and love the game as much as big names like Ronaldinho, Totti, Gerrard once did. In 2017 we witnessed unbelievable series of multi-million transfer offers, many of which became reality. No regulations broken, no fa...
Super Sub Anthony Martial salvages three points for Manchester United

Super Sub Anthony Martial salvages three points for Manchester United

Football, Sport
Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game between Manchester United and Tottenham to kick off this weekend's Premier League football. In the last ten minutes of the second half, Romelu Lukaku headed the ball forwards to give Martial a clear scoring chance; and the Frenchman didn't miss, netting his fourth league goal after coming off the bench. Martial came on as a substitute replacing Marcus Rashford in the 70th minute. The first ten minutes of the game were dominated by Manchester United and it looked as though the Red Devils were ready to go all out against Spurs. However, as the first half progressed, Spurs began to settle and maintained possession of the ball until the end of the first period. The second half started in a similar fashion, although United had a li...
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