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VAR Verdict: Friend or Foe for the Premier League?

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was introduced to the Premier League in the 2019-2020 season. It has been one of the most controversial innovations in football. It sought to eliminate errors from humans and entrench equality. Its implementation had a big effect on the sport overall, making it a hot topic of conversation amongst fans.

Fan Reception: A Divided Crowd

Many football fans praised VAR , seeing it as a game-changing idea that would make the sport more fair and accurate. Nonetheless, football fans have been divided about VAR’s arrival. Some appreciate its ability...

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Opinion: Ollie Watkins should be given a chance to start for England against Slovenia

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2024 - 7:29pm

Ollie Watkins is one of Exeter City’s best academy graduates to progress through the youth ranks at the club, and it’s safe to say that he’s gone on to bigger and better things since leaving the club in 2017. The forward netted 26 goals in 78 appearances for Exeter City’s first-team, and it appeared that his impressive showings in front of goal didn’t go unnoticed.

He moved to Brentford in 2017, and didn’t let up with his goalscoring exploits, scoring 49 goals in 143 appearances, although he left the club after they were beaten in the Championship play-offs at Wembley. Watkins is...

Exeter City FC's Journey Through the English Football Leagues

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2024 - 11:28pm

Exeter City FC, affectionately known as "The Grecians," has a rich history in English football, marked by triumphs, challenges, and a resilient community spirit. From their humble beginnings to their status, the club's journey through the English football leagues is a tale of perseverance and passion.

The Early Years

Exeter City FC was formed in 1904, joining the Southern League before becoming a founding member of the Football League Third Division in 1920. The early years were tough, with the club struggling to establish itself. Despite these challenges, Exeter City built a...

Analysing Frankel’s impact on flat racing

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 4:18pm

In the world of flat racing, few names resonate as profoundly as Frankel. This extraordinary racehorse captivated audiences with his breathtaking performances and left a lasting mark on the sport. For enthusiasts and punters alike, understanding Frankel's impact is essential, particularly as online horse racing betting continues to grow in popularity.

In this article, we delve into the remarkable career of Frankel and explore the lasting legacy he has imparted on flat racing.

Unbeaten brilliance

Frankel's career is the epitome of perfection in horse racing....

Beyond the Block: How Non-GamStop Sites Offer New Opportunities for Sports Bettors

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 6:18am

Innovation and accessibility are at the core of sports betting, yet many enthusiasts are turning away from traditional channels in favor of non-GamStop sites that don't register with GamStop (UK self-exclusion scheme), providing new opportunities unavailable through traditional sites.

This article investigates how Non-GamStop sites are revolutionising sports betting by offering more flexible betting options and international market access - appealing to a diverse group of bettors looking for less restrictive environments.

Understanding Non-GamStop Betting Sites

Non-...

Exeter City academy graduate Ollie Watkins makes England's final Euro 2024 squad

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Fri, 06/14/2024 - 7:51am

The striker, who broke through at Exeter at the age of just 18, will travel to Germany with Gareth Southgate's England squad.

Ollie Watkins was a driving force behind Aston Villa's stellar 2023/24 season. His contributions were instrumental in The Villains' impressive campaign, which culminated in them securing a place in next season's Champions League.

The 28-year-old striker netted an impressive 19 goals, establishing himself among the league's top forwards. However, it was his 13 assists that truly set him apart from other number 9's. His exceptional assist total...

Your ultimate guide to Euro 2024

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2024 - 11:16pm

The football world is gearing up for a blockbuster summer headlined by the European Championships, which are set to take place in Germany from June 14 to July 14.

As coaches, players, and fans gear up for a month of high-octane football, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the prestigious tournament.

Key dates

June 14: The tournament kicks off with hosts Germany facing Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

June 14 – June 26: Group stage matches. 36 thrilling games in just 12 days, including unmissable fixtures like the Netherlands vs France,...

Why Kickboxing Classes are Today's Hottest Workout Trend

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2024 - 11:00pm

In fitness, kickboxing classes have emerged as a red-hot trend, captivating fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Combining the intensity of martial arts with the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, kickboxing offers a dynamic and empowering workout experience. This article explores the reasons behind the surging popularity of these classes and highlights the numerous benefits they offer to participants.

1. Dynamic and Engaging Workouts

Xen-do kickboxing classes provide a high-energy and dynamic workout experience that keeps participants engaged and motivated throughout the...

Paraguay vs Brazil preview, team news, tickets and prediction

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 06/10/2024 - 11:14pm

Paraguay is up against Brazil in one of the David versus Goliath clashes of the 2024 Copa America where important points will be on the line in Group D.

Paraguay goes face-to-face with Brazil, the highest-ranked team in their group, and the aim will be to get a respectable result in their Copa America campaign.

Brazil often tends to beat Paraguay comfortably, but their last four meetings at the Copa America have all ended in a draw. Hence, this upcoming match might be closer than at first thought.

Paraguay have been crowned champions of this competition twice (...

Understanding the Pickleball Court: A Guide for Beginners

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2024 - 3:53pm

Pickleball , with its unique blend of elements from tennis, badminton, and table tennis, offers players an exciting and dynamic experience on the court. Central to this experience is the pickleball court itself, which provides the stage for matches and sets the parameters for gameplay. In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of the pickleball court, offering a comprehensive guide for beginners looking to understand its layout and dimensions.

The Anatomy of a Pickleball Court

A standard pickleball court shares similarities with a badminton court in terms of size...

The EPL Flops who Shine in other European Major Leagues 

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2024 - 11:25pm

Several EPL players who have been deemed flops can thrive in other major leagues in Europe.

The Premier League has often been considered the best league in the world. The players who compete week in and week out there are naturally considered to be of better quality and are expected to thrive easily abroad, although this is not always the case.

This midweek, the world was stunned by Ademola Lookman, who played a crucial role in the Europa League final in Dublin. The former Everton man netted a hat-trick in the final against the favourites Bayer Leverkusen as his team,...

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