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Football’s coming home after all | The England Women’s Football Team

We all remember the highs and lows of England’s World Cup run last summer. The jubilation when Everton’s Jordan Pickford palmed away Carlos Bacca’s penalty in the Round of 16. The overriding joy when Leicester’s Unicorn Riding centre-back Harry Maguire headed home against Sweden. The outpour of emotion throughout the country when Kieran Tripper’s free-kick nestled into the back of the net against Croatia. And yes, the heartbreak when Gareth Southgate’s band of merry men crashed out in extra-time. Well, are you ready to do it all over again? England’s preparations for the 2019 Women’s World Cup are well underway,...

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The Final Stretch: Is This Year Actually Liverpool’s Year?

It’s the last day of February, the final stretch of the 2018/2019 Premier League season is upon us, and for Liverpool, *it* could still happen. The 18 time League Champions are just ten games away from their first league title in almost 29 years, there’s even a website to celebrate how long the Anfield faithful have had to wait. Now, this stage last season, the title was all but confirmed as Manchester City’s. The Sky Blues sat 13 points clear of their local rivals Manchester United at the top of the table, having already won the Carabao Cup, a...

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Sergio Agüero: Simply The Best?

The numbers speak for themselves. Almost eight years in England, 229 Premier League appearances and an astonishing 160 goals, including 11 hat-tricks. He’s won every domestic English trophy he can in his time at City, with 222 goals in all competitions for the reigning Premier League champions. Surely now is the time to recognise Sergio Agüero as one of, if not, the greatest Premier League striker of all time. Since arriving at the Etihad in 2011 at just 23 years old, Sergio has written himself into City folklore, most notably with that goal to win the league for the...

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Meet the Players: The 2018/2019 Liverpool Raptors- Offence

The Liverpool Raptors season is now well underway, with the University’s team preparing for their second home game of the season, in which they’ll host the Lancaster Bombers. The side have picked up two wins in their last two, dominating the Bangor Mud Dogs in a 41-0 win, before winning on the road at Edge Hill by a 27-6 scoreline- two strong performances by the defence, who we featured in the previous edition of ‘Meet the Players’. In the second of our ‘Meet the Players’ series, we’ll be introducing you to two of the team’s top offensive assets, Wide Receiver...

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Meet the Players: The 2018/2019 Liverpool Raptors- Special Teams

The Raptors are on a roll! The University of Liverpool American Football team picked up their second win on the bounce on Sunday, to take their record to 2-1-0 in the 2018/2019 BUCS season. Following their 41-0 win against the Bangor Mud Dogs last week, the Raptors went on to defeat the Edge Hill Vikings by a final score of 27-6, another strong performance on the defensive side of the ball! To finish this years series of ‘Meet the Players’, we’re catching up with two kickers from the Special Teams, Callum Smith and Elliot Davey! How long have you been playing...

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