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OPINION: Football needs to do more to protect its players from serious head injuries

Football as we know it has been played in England since 1815 and the fundamentals remain much the same, but the sport has discovered a serious issue with its links to head injuries and they can’t be ignored.  Bobby and Jack Charlton, Martin Peters and Nobby Stiles. Four of England’s 1966 World Cup side who have all died with or are suffering with dementia.   2018 studies show that about two in 100 people aged […]

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Cheltenham Town’s Michael Duff speaks out on European Super League

With the announcement of the European Super League, Ex-Burnley player and Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff spoke out against the decision and it’s implications of the English football pyramid: “It’s disgraceful really that people are looking trying to run a separate competition, when 150 years of history has worked so far but I’m only repeating […]

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Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff praises ‘excellent’ West Brom loanee Josh Griffiths after Salford City win

Cheltenham Town goalkeeper Josh Griffiths kept his 17th clean sheet of the League Two campaign in the Robins’ 2-0 win over Salford City on Saturday. On loan from West Bromwich Albion, Griffiths earned a call-up to England’s under-21s squad last week for their forthcoming 2021 UEFA European U21 Championship matches in Slovenia, having become a […]

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Professional performance from Cheltenham Town earns them a vital victory against Salford City in League Two

Cheltenham Town secured a vital 2-0 victory over Salford City to stay top of Sky Bet League Two after goals from Sean Long and Liam Sercombe.  Long headed the ball into the net very early on thanks to another advantageous long throw from fellow defender Ben Tozer.   Sercombe then added a goal just short of half-time to make it even more […]

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Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff describes his side’s second half performance against Barrow A.F.C as “rubbish”

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff was left deeply frustrated with his team’s second half display against Barrow A.F.C as they fell to a 2-0 defeat.  The Robins were poor defensively and conceded two disappointing goals  – one in each half – but it was the overall performance in the second 45 minutes that annoyed the 43-year-old most.   “I was more disappointed with the second half than […]

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Cheltenham Town fall to another disappointing home defeat against Barrow A.F.C

Cheltenham Town missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of League Two after they fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Barrow.  The Robins were considered large favourites for the game given their position at the summit of the league table, however, as many people will find out during Cheltenham Raceweek, being favourite doesn’t always result in victory.   The visitors took the lead just […]

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Mark Cooper relieved with Forest Green win after overcoming late Harrogate Town scare

Forest Green Rovers head coach Mark Cooper was relieved that his promotion-chasing side managed to survive a late scare to beat Harrogate Town 2-1 at the Innocent New Lawn on Saturday. Rovers welcomed Simon Weaver’s Harrogate to Nailsworth on Saturday afternoon in a bid to climb up to first place in League Two. Goals from […]

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Cheltenham Town squad injury update as Will Boyle could be back earlier than previously feared

Cheltenham Town have been affected with many injuries this campaign and manager Michael Duff revealed another few players will be unavailable for the upcoming fixtures. The 2-0 defeat at home to Bradford City on Saturday saw the Robins’ run of eight matches unbeaten come to an end as the Paraders claimed their first league win […]

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‘They were quality’ – Cardiff City loanee Tom Sang delighted as Cheltenham Town welcome fans back with with an eight-goal thriller

Cheltenham Town welcomed fans back to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium with a 5-3 win over fellow League Two high flyers Exeter City. Liam Sercombe scored twice against his former club, while Alfie May, Andy Williams, and Will Boyle added goals to secure a first win over the Grecians in seven years. An Exeter side who have […]