Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz is seen with his head bandaged during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

When will head injuries be taken seriously in football?

As watched David Luiz play on after a clash so severe it left Raul Jiminez with a fractured skull that needed surgery, we thought it was worth asking again
A fan wears a protective mask to take precautions against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) before the match against Internacional for the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 at Arena do Gremio on March 12, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Don’t know the truth about Covid? Here’s how to find it

The longer this pandemic ranges across the globe, the more smart people I see falling into conspiracy traps as they search for answers to what is happening during these frightening times.
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Arsenal want answers over Kieran Tierney but asking the wrong ones

Arsenal are seeking clarification on Kieran Tierney after the Arsenal defender after Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal is interviewed following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on September 28, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta confident Premier League can handle Covid 2nd wave

Arteta is confident the Premier League can maintain its bubble as second waves sweep the globe and players jet off on international duty.
Supporters stand in front of a giant screen displaying a rainbow flag to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, in a fan zone in Paris during the Euro 2016 football tournament on June 13, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

An open letter from LGBTQ+ people and allies in football

A collective of LGBT+ people and allies with roles in football and across sport have come together to sign an open letter, explaining why this ongoing media coverage is not helping to make the game more inclusive.

Why are Arsenal players naming baby gorillas?

Arsenal players took part in the annual Rwandan Kwita Izina for the third year running, this time remotely.
Kiko Casilla of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Reading at Elland Road on February 22, 2020 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa defends decision to make Casilla captain despite racism ban

Leeds' goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of using the N-word at Charlton striker, Jonathan Leko.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on September 12, 2020. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Aubameyang snubbed late Barcelona offer to sign Arsenal deal

Barcelona made Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a late offer to leave Arsenal but the player chose to extend his contract instead.
A woman carries a dog as she walks under decorations in a street of Les Herbiers, western France, on April 16, 2018 on the eve of the French cup semi-final football match Vendee Les Herbiers vs Chambly. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Football fans return in France: A look at this brand new world

Football with fans is back in France, so what was it like to attend a game with social distancing and more in place?

Troy Deeney warning to family is no laughing matter

Troy Deeney has apologised to his family in advance that he will take Watford’s relegation out on them at home by smashing objects and throwing some stuff around and this is NOT OK!
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Arsenal and the Dead Man’s Fingers

Dead Man's Fingers was my tipple of choice for the Arsenal game at Aston Villa and it went down a lot easier than our opponents.

UAE must be held accountable for torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders and...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) must be held accountable for the torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders and activists in prisons and secret detention centres, say four human rights groups on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 18: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Manchester United owners refuse to apologise

Arsenal and Manchester United's American owners have refused to apologise for their part in voting for the NFL to ban players taking a knee to protest racial injustice.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 16, 2020.

Shirt names changed as Bernd Leno calls for Black Lives Matters solidarity

Bernd Leno has added his call to the growing number of voices who want to see Premier League players 'take a knee' in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Arsene Wenger winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award speaks at the Winners Press Conference during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Christian Alminana/Getty Images for Laureus)

Brexit could ‘kill’ ‘Premier League ‘superiority’ says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes that Brexit could damage the Premier League and might return it to the type of league we watched before he arrived in England.
Nigeria's fans hold a banner reading "World Unites Against Boko Haram" before the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

Boko Haram killed both parents but 17yo winger using faith and Mesut Ozil to...

Nur Mohammed suffered the devastating loss of both his parents at the hands of Boko Haram but says it was football that helped console him while Mesut Ozil serves as his role model.
DENVER, CO - JUNE 06: Denver Broncos players join people protesting the death of George Floyd on June 6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. This is the 12th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Special episode: The Premier League, pandemic and Black Lives Matter

Matthew is joined by Paul and special guest, journalist Dimitris Kouimtsidis from The Olive Press, to talk the return of the Premier League, wage reductions and what we've seen elsewhere in Europe. Plus we talk Black Lives Matter, protests and sport, and discuss what best to do about Auba's contract.

Essential mental health training now free for nation’s coaches

No cost opportunity for 3 million coaches to upskill their mental health literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic with the announcement coming at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Top tips for overcoming self-doubt

One of the hardest things that some people ever do is transform themselves from a person full of self-doubt to a self-assured person that believes in themselves.

Are you in an abusive relationship?

Abusive relationships are something we all know and hear about but with the global lockdown in place, domestic violence is getting more headlines than ever, so are you in an abusive relationship?
TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, . (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

How many accusations do we need before we stop worshiping Ronaldo?

Rape. It’s a tough subject that most people would rather avoid talking about, but we must and why Ronaldo is no hero
A fan wears a protective mask to take precautions against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) before the match against Internacional for the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 at Arena do Gremio on March 12, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

1st UK humans enrolled for Coronavirus vaccine trials

In what could be absolutely huge news, the first humans have been enrolled in trials for a potential Covid-9/Coronavirus vaccine.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette appeals to the referee during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Alexandre Lacazette retweets strong stance on social distancing amid coronavirus fears

With the UK Government still refusing to shut down all public gatherings and issuing false information, Alexandre Lacazette has retweeted a message that makes his stance clear on what he thinks we should do.
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Mason Mount escapes quarantine to play football with Declan Rice

Despite being told to quarantine himself after Callum Hudson-Odoi's Covid-19 positive result, Chelsea's Mason Mount was spotted playing football in a local park with West Ham's Declan Rice.
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Caitlin Foord of the Australian Matildas in action during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off match between the Australian Matildas and Vietnam at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 06, 2020 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward to be quarantined for 14 days

Arsenal's Caitlin Foord will face a 14-day quarantine when she returns to Arsenal after international duty with the Australian national team.
12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why men are ‘better’ at football than women

Malcolm Gladwell explained in Outliers why talent is not what takes a person to the top. He shows that where you come from and when you’re born is just as important, but his theory also translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14) and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA forget what body part fist bumps involve but that’s not the weird bit

In the rush to avoid the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-10, the FA's medics were today praised by the Daily Mail for being 'ahead of the curve' when they banned England players from shaking hands with players during the last international break - in November.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil warms up for the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019.

Mesut Ozil doing more great stuff off the pitch

Mesut Ozil is a busy man away from the pitch with a number of charitable endeavours and he's been tweeting about his most recent moves aimed at promoting gender equality, teamwork as well as off-pitch initiatives focusing on clean water and recycling.

Authors and Nobel laureates call on UAE to free human rights defenders

Over 60 civil society organisations, writers, personalities and Nobel laureates have appealed to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to free detained human rights defenders, during the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi, which ran from 25 to 28 February 2020.
Manchester United's English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka (L) vies with Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (R) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 17, 2020.

Chelsea remove Manchester United fans for homophobic chanting

Chelsea ejected some Manchester United fans for singing 'that' Ashley Cole chant on Monday night.
Apr 1981: Portrait of Justin Fashanu of Norwich City.

Justin Fashanu finally inducted into Football Hall of Fame

Justin Fashanu was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday as a trailblazer in the game as the first £1m black player and the first professional footballer to come out as gay, a decision that was to cost him his life.
Craig Ramage of Notts County in action during the Nationwide League Division Two match against Millwall at Meadow Lane in Nottingham, England. Millwall won the match 4-3. Picture by Mike Finn-Kelsey.

BBC sack pundit for racist comment

The BBC have sacked former Derby County player, Craig Ramage, after he criticised the Ram's 'young black lads' on a local radio station.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sacked referee to return despite being sacked for mocking disabled person

Bobby Madley is set for a return to refereeing in England, despite being sacked by PGMOL for mocking a disabled person.

Arsenal fans urged to support Manchester City supporters foodbank this weekend

As the UK Brexits because it can apparently do better on its own, groups of football supporters are trying to bridge rivalries to feed those who are driven to foodbanks because of the conditions in this country.

Mark Sampson racism charge dropped

An FA charge against Mark Sampson that he used racist language (again) has been dropped as 'unproven'.
A picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows the European Union flag and the British Union Jack waving in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

FA and Premier League discuss post-Brexit ‘credits’ for using English players

The FA and Premier League are seriously discussing rewarding clubs post-Brexit with credits to allow them to buy more foreign players if they field more English ones first.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United speaks to Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manchester United cancel trip to Qatar

Manchester United have cancelled their planned winter training camp in Qatar due to rising political tensions in the area.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The curious case of Bobby Madley, PGMOL and their disregard for discrimination

Bobby Madley quit as a referee last summer in a move that was said to have sent 'shocks' through PGMOL, the overlords of officialdom, but the former official has broken his silence about what happened and it raises even more questions about PGMOL and what they get up to out of sight.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Talk to someone: Former Arsenal star explains suicidal thoughts and mental health struggles

With FA Cup games kicking off a minute later than normal to highlight mental health issues, Paul Merson has revealed that this time last year he was suicidal.
Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority hold placards of Arsenal's Turkish origin German midfielder Mesut Ozil during a demonstration at Beyazid square in Istanbul on December 14, 2019. - Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, expressed on December 14, 2019 support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese lift Arsenal ban but won’t mention Mesut Ozil’s name

A Chinese streaming service has lifted their Arsenal blackout but will not mention Mesut Ozil during commentary.