Author: Ben Royle

Is Football Pricing Out Students?

The events which unfolded at in Liverpool and Amsterdam last week need no introduction. Two magical comebacks in the Champions League semi-final by two of England’s biggest clubs. Scenes we are never likely to see again. It would be easy to wax lyrical about Trent Alexander Arnold’s cheeky corner routine, or Lucas Moura’s last-ditch attempt which set Tottenham on their way to Madrid. These are the types of games which make people fall in love with football, and nights that live long in the memory of fans across the world. One can only imagine how Liverpool’s local hero, who’s...

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Liverpool Varsity 2019

It’s that time of year again! Liverpool’s annual Varsity event takes place next week, with UoL looking to take home the title for the 7th year in a row! The action gets underway on Monday night, with the Men’s and Women’s Hockey second teams both in action at Wyncote Sports ground, while the Sports and Fitness Centre will host karate, swimming, trampolining and volleyball. The 2018/2019 BUCS Northern 2A Champions, UoL’s men’s Basketball team, will kick off Tuesday’s action, at Greenbank Sports Academy, at 6:30 PM, facing off against a John Moore’s who finished bottom of their league this season. This...

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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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