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Jacob Rees-Mogg and Eoin Morgan's Irish critics have more in common than you might think.
We must pay attention to the intersection between sports and politics, especially in women’s football.
As an invisible Cricket World Cup finally ends and the gimmickry of the Hundred looms, in the shires and small towns of England the game continues to be played as it used to be.
The fateful 2005 decision to screen all of England’s games on pay TV means the sport is no longer part of the national conversation.
Listening to the Cricket World Cup, I sat upright with a start. Malinga? Christ, is he still around? Could it really be him? Does he have a younger cousin or something? A son?
I scoured my memory, but could not recall ever being protected digitally from the sight of spit in the men’s game.
It’s a shame that everything they do will now be seen as representative of the few other women in their field.
Rather than learning from what others have done right, football has developed just about the worst system possible.
With rich Arab investors waiting in the wings the retail magnate has no excuse to not end his time on Tyneside.
He was at the centre of a storm of madness which was never entirely of his own devising and certainly not his own to control.
Forced to operate at a far smaller scale for most of its history, women’s football has largely avoided the problems of the men’s game.