It is often said that all good things must come to an end. Thierry Henry’s illustrious career is just the latest casualty. Early on Tuesday morning, the news broke that the former Arsenal and France star would be retiring from football and joining the Sky Sports punditry team in 2015. (more…)
It has been a terrible week for Brendan Rodgers and his team. Having dropped out of the Champions League in lethargic fashion at home to Basel, they most recently suffered a 3-0 bruising defeat at arch-rivals Manchester United. There is no refuting that Liverpool are suffering a dip in form – dropping points at Premier-League minnows Sunderland and Hull City and losing to Newcastle, Chelsea and Crystal Palace in three successive league games – but are last season’s title challengers looking at a much steeper road to recovery than some might think?
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Welcome to the Oxford vs. Cambridge Varsity match liveblog! Stay with us throughout the afternoon as we keep you up to to date as the Blues attempt to make it 5 wins in a row against the Tabs. Teams coming up…
Oxford University’s Polo Club has recently celebrated success in the Winter Challenge Tournament at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club with its newest recruits lifting their first trophy. The tournament saw the team compete under the floodlights in a 22-chukka extravaganza against the University of London, University of Kent and Royal Holloway University. (more…)
Members of Oxford University’s rugby team visited Banbury care home residents to enjoy tea and cakes ahead of the Varsity match.
The rugby players spent time with disabled residents at the Agnes Court care home, which is managed by the official charity of the upcoming Varsity rugby match.
Squash is usually thought of as a bit of a niche sport. It’s played in a large cube with a little rubber ball which both players alternately hit against the wall until one of them wins the point. Put like that, it probably sounds a little pointless. But there are so many different levels to squash, and at every level of play there’s something to enjoy. At the higher levels it’s often described as physical chess. It’s fast, fluid, intense, and tough. International squash players run approximately 1118 metres in the 16 and a half minutes the average squash game takes them to complete, with well over 500 changes of direction, whilst hitting the ball at speeds of up to 175 mph. During this they’re trying to outplay, outmanoeuvre, and outthink their opponents, so the description seems apt. But even as you filter down through to the beginner levels or are just playing for fitness, squash is challenging, enjoyable, interesting, and a little different to the standard fare.