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League Cup Round 3: Abysmal attendances and weakened sides, has the League Cup alienated everyone?

League Cup

Following the latest round of cup ties, where dwindling attendances are evident, has the League Cup come to the end of the road? Embed from Getty Images Maybe it’s your grandparents’ gaudy curtains that have been gradually accumulating dust since 1971 or the perm that your nan has had since her heyday in the early …

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League Cup

England: Serial Underachievers or Victims of Unrealistic Expectation?

England Rugby

The International Stadium, Yokohama 2019 A sea of white shirts lay strewn across the turf at the international stadium in Yokohama, energy-stricken and emotionally vacant players… It was a familiar sight and another seemingly formulaic chapter in English Rugby’s chequered history. Embed from Getty Images England had capitulated at the hands of South Africa in …

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Championship Review 1: An Incredible, Action-Packed Opening Weekend

Champ

Football as a spectacle for the past 18-months has resembled a post-apocalyptic state. Desolate stadiums, fake fan noise, and even cardboard cut-out supporters. These seemingly dystopian times have had us all longing for the return of the game we all love and cherish. At times, it appeared the game as we know it, was slipping …

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Champ

Fascinating Season Ahead: Championship 2021/2022 Prediction

Championship Trophy

Hull City Hull City did what very few sides relegated to England’s third tier has done of late- return to the Championship at the first time of asking. Solidity and consistency spring to mind upon reflection on their stint in League One. Worryingly, early in pre-season, the club released a statement confirming that they were …

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Championship Trophy

Fiji Win Gold to Make History; Argentina clinch Bronze

Fiji Win Gold

During the small hours of this morning, Great Britain took on the illustrious, New Zealand, in an intriguing, Olympic semi-final showdown. The Kiwis began the game brightly and dominated proceedings. Subsequently, Clark Laidlaw’s men made their possession count and crossed for the game’s opening score. Great Britain responded imminently, a prompt collection from the restart …

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Fiji Win Gold

Unrelenting GB fight to see another day; 6-man Argentina Stun South Africa

Dan Norton scores vs USA

An astounding morning of sevens action comprised a dogged GB sevens display to overturn a 21-point deficit, to defeat Mike Friday’s USA and against all odds, 6-man Argentina stun South Africa. New Zealand and Fiji cruise through to the semis. The USA flew out of the traps, scoring three, converted tries in quick succession, Team …

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Dan Norton scores vs USA