Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

Seven Times Premier Champions Kicked Out of League

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by Luther Blissett

As supporters of Hereford United we have had many reasons over the years to moan. Whether it’s the running of the club, performances on the pitch or dodgy burgers being sold at Estadio Elgar, we often feel hard done by. Well spare a thought for Barry Town FC. This proud club, winner of seven league […]

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Michel Platini is taking the piss!

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Luther Blissett

“For athletes in Palestine, there is no real freedom of movement and the risks of being detained or even killed are always looming before their eyes” (Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub, June 2012) Yet again the hypocrisy of international sports associations is there for everyone to see. Last month UEFA announced strict new guidelines […]

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You Can’t Keep a Good Thing Down: The resurgence of women’s football

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by Luther Blissett

On Boxing Day 1920 a football match took place at Goodison Park in Liverpool in front of 53,000 people, with another 10,000 locked out of the ground. This match, between Dick, Kerr Ladies and St Helens Ladies was until last year, the record attendance for a women’s football match in England. With such an huge […]

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Hereford Harriers Need You

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Ever fancied a go at wheelchair basketball? Well your in luck Hereford Harriers WBC (Wheelchair Basketball Club) are currently looking for enthusiastic people, young or old to join them. Katie Camplin from the Harriers spoke to Heckler this week. “Wheelchair basketball is very popular and the rules are very similar to that of the able […]

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First professional boxer to come out

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Orlando Cruz from Puerto Rican has become the first professional boxer to come out gay. Cruz who fights at featherweight told the BBC “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my career, I want to be true to myself,” he went on “I have and will always be a proud […]

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A Right Old Christian Ruckus

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Five footballers are facing year long bans after a match between two church sides descended into a mass brawl. Zion Athletic and Common Ground United are both members of the West Midlands Christian League, a league set up to promote peace and understanding! Trouble flared up early in the second half of the match with […]

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Olympics feminist protest stopped by police

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by RebelBull

Four women were arrested outside City Hall in London today, after holding a topless protest accusing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of supporting ‘bloody Islamist regimes’ with poor records on women’s rights. The demonstrators from Ukranian feminist group, Femen, had slogans written on their bodies, such as ‘No Sharia’ and ‘Olympic Shame.’ In a statement put out […]

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Hereford Racecourse: To Close or Not to Close?

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by RebelBull

Last week news broke that Hereford Racecourse is set to close at the end of the year. Tony Kelly, managing director of Arena and Northern who operate the course, said: “Hereford is owned by Herefordshire County Council and run under a lease arrangement. “Attempts to extend the lease, which has 17 years remaining, have been […]

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Cycling hopefuls arrested on eve of the Olympics

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by RebelBull

The long-awaited and controversial London 2012 Olympic Games are now under way, and not without incident as mass-arrests, kettling and counter protests precede the event. As Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony was unfolding on Friday evening, over 180 people taking part in a monthly ‘Critical Mass’ cycle ride were arrested close to the Olympic stadium after […]

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For the benefit of Mr Keyte?

Posted on July 6th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Hesitantly entering the ungovernable nether regions of the bloggerati. On a mission to inject fever back into football. Using classically-lucrative Jekyll and Hyde press formula – build ‘em up, then knock ‘em down . This must be the way to popular acclaim for an otherwise-ethical journo. So follow this twisted mantra as I crash sideways […]

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