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On the pace and grace of the fast-bowling great Bob Willis.
Numerous inebriated posh English blokes clambered over each other to tell him what a legend he was.
The FA banned the women’s game from its members’ grounds in 1921, when doctors warned it could ruin women’s child-bearing organs. Women’s football went to sleep, until 1993.
Finally, here was exercise that felt intuitive, where my body wasn’t fighting me over every movement.
His performance is catnip to English football, which has always preferred to interpret the game through the prism of personalities rather than processes.
If the likeable but passive Root was a football manager, he would have been fired 18 months ago.
A whole new industry has arisen that processes football data from around the world – including the contribution of each player – and sells it to clubs.
Vulnerable people facing eviction raise new questions about football’s fraught relationship with wealth.
The only team left who can beat them is themselves.
The striker may be a maverick, but the abuse he gets is a stain on the sport, and Serie A in particular.
Naomi Oreskes makes clear the many reasons we should trust science. Whether or not we find the political will to heed its warnings is another question.