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Rugby Initiations: Tradition or Terrible?

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https://youtu.be/2T368tX9Wco Rugby culture at university is renowned for brutal initiations and crazy social events. At every university around the country people have heard stomach wrenching horror stories of rugby initiations, and what freshers go through to become one of the team. Liam Parsons, a third year criminology student the vice captain for the University of Roehampton firsts, told Voice of London Sport: “I feel everyone thinks that rugby initiations are the worst thing, I always have people come up to me and say I want to play but aren’t the initiations meant to be horrible? Which just isn’t true, initiations are one of the best nights at university.” The Times' investigation into rugby initiations fuelled the fire. Releasing gruesome stories about events that happened at

Around the grounds: London’s Premier League managers preview the weekend’s action

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Ahead of a big weekend of football, Premier League managers across the capital have been speaking to the press on Friday afternoon. Here are the big stories from around the grounds, including updates from West Ham United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Watford. West Ham United - Slaven Bilic The Croatian is under huge pressure in east London, with the Hammers struggling 16th in the Premier League. They did have a massive win in midweek against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup at Wembley and Bilic is hoping his team can push on. They have a tough fixture away to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace, who are rooted to the foot of the table. Ahead of his side's trip to Selhurst Park, Bilic said, as per the BBC: "It's a big game, a massive game, a game of massive impo...
Roy Hodgson looking to build on Chelsea and Newcastle performances against West Ham in bottom of the table clash

Roy Hodgson looking to build on Chelsea and Newcastle performances against West Ham in bottom of the table clash

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Roy Hodgson was keen to downplay the notion that this weekend’s clash against West Ham in particular is a ‘must win’ game for Crystal Palace, who sit bottom of the Premier League with just three points. At Thursday’s press conference, he said: “I don’t believe in ‘must win’ matches because I don't know how you get a team to win the must win game. The only way to win a must win game is if you are good enough and if you're better than the opposition.” https://twitter.com/CPFC/status/923577335093366784 He added: “for me every game is a must win game and if we climb out of the relegation zone I will still tell the players it’s a must win to get higher up the table.” The Crystal Palace manager was wary of overstating the confidence gained from the performances against Chelsea and Ne
Mauricio Pochettino confirms Harry Kane is out of Manchester United game

Mauricio Pochettino confirms Harry Kane is out of Manchester United game

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Harry Kane will miss his side's trip to Manchester United this weekend. The news, which comes as little surprise after the striker hobbled off injured against Liverpool last weekend, makes an already daunting trip to Old Trafford even tougher. Kane has been one of the most in-form strikers in Europe this year and has scored 45 goals in 40 games since January. His record beats even that of Cristiano Ronaldo, currently the world's best player, who has 44 goals in 48 appearances for club and country in 2017. https://twitter.com/OptaJoe/status/923845942587031553 Pochettino would have been looking to the England forward as a focal point against United on Saturday, who sit second in the league above them only on goal diff...
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