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Will the Data on Dementia and Heading Alter the Game?

We have recently seen the introduction of new heading guidelines for football players in the Premier League ahead of the 2021/22 season. The changes come on the back of a great deal of research surrounding the link between heading the football and dementia in later life. Some of the players affected by dementia after their careers ended are famous names, ...

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Five best goals in the history of the Euros

Source: FIFA.com Some of the greatest goals in international football have been scored during the European Championships. A piece of individual brilliance is often the difference between a team’s success and elimination at a major tournament. Some of the best Euros goals have turned the tide for a nation or been the cutting edge needed to help teams progress. 5. ...

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Biggest games played at Wembley

For nearly a century, Wembley Stadium in London, England, has staged major sporting events. There have been some fantastic soccer matches played at England’s national stadium. Recent years has also seen the NFL cross the pond with some of their top teams playing on the hallowed Wembley turf. Here’s a look back at Wembley’s biggest games. The 1966 World Cup ...

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City favourite to regain title

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Manchester City are the odds-on favourites to regain their Premier League title from Liverpool. The two North-West rivals are expected to be the main contenders for the league title again. With Chelsea, a distant third in the title. The other three of the other big six – Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham – are rank outsiders. Manchester City (-131) Pep ...

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Transfer News – September 18th, 2020

Judging by the state of football in the first half of the year, one could’ve rightly expected the 2020 transfer season to be boring. After all, a global pandemic reduced football to virtual sports and reruns on TV, leaving clubs with massive gaping holes in their budgets. Still, the news about transfers keep pouring – the teams are clearly bent ...

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10 Superstitious Athletes and Their Weirdest Sports Rituals

Source. Ever wonder why some sports athletes and coaches sometimes exhibit strange behaviors before starting the game off? This has been seen not only in baseball but also in basketball and the NHL. It’s what has earned our favorite sportsmen the title of superstitious athletes. This sort of behavior has become so infectious that even the fans have started doing ...

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How Will Leeds Secure Safety From Relegation?

After a brutal 46-game campaign in the Championship, Leeds United FC have regained their place amongst the elite of English football. In doing so, the club has turned its back on sixteen traumatic years in the wilderness. Those years were characterised by repeat episodes of playoff heartbreak, three seasons in the third tier of English football, and more than a ...

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Who will win the 2020 Europa League?

The Europa League has reached the semi-final stage, with Manchester United set to take on Sevilla and Inter Milan playing Shakhtar Donetsk. The United match will be played in Cologne on Sunday (August 16th), with the Inter game set for the following evening in Dusseldorf. Both games will kick-off at 9 pm local time. A Cup final is difficult to ...

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Barcelona need a complete revamp of their defence

Throughout the first half of the campaign, there was very little separating La Liga title rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, and another titanic battle between these two old foes looked likely to ensue. However, by mid-February, Zinedine Zidane’s side slowly began to edge away from their nearest challengers, and ended the season seven points clear of the Blaugrana. It was a disappointing ...

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