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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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OPINION: Is English football’s social media boycott going to have an impact on kicking out racism?

Teams across the English football pyramid will boycott social media, starting this Friday at 3pm until 11.59pm on Monday 3 May. The boycott is in response to the consistent online racist abuse that players are suffering, with Kyle Walker the latest victim following Manchester City’s Carabao Cup victory yesterday afternoon. Teams from the Premier League, […]

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Cheltenham Town “want to win” the title – Michael Duff speaks ahead of Carlisle United clash with promotion on the line

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff insists they “still want to win it” going into their League Two clash with automatic promotion on the line against play off chasers Carlisle United. After beating Colchester United 1-0 on the weekend, The Robins leapfrogged Cambridge United at the top of the table and edged themselves closer to automatic […]

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Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira set to join Arsenal takeover with Daniel Ek

Former Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are said to be joining Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek in a takeover bid for the London club. Last week Ek, who is co-founder and chief executive of music streaming service Spotify, expressed an interest in buy Arsenal after protests against the current club owner Stan […]

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The European Super League: Ten local Gloucestershire football teams you can support instead of the ‘top six’

With the news that England’s ‘top six’ are all part of the 12 founding teams that have agreed to join a new European Super League, many football fans have been left feeling disenfranchised. In what would be a gigantic change for European football, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham would join AC […]

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Bishop’s Cleeve looking to maintain 100% record in the Challenge Cup against Lydney Town

Bishop’s Cleeve will be hoping to make it three wins out of three in the group stages of the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup, as they travel to Lydney Town on Tuesday evening. The Mitres defeated Tuffley Rovers (0-4) and Longlevens (4-1) in the two previous games in the all-Gloucestershire Group 1 to propel themselves to […]

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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 […]