• Impact’s Sporting Moments Of 2020

    Rachel Roberts and Maya Israel In this article, Head of Sport, Maya Israel, and Sports Editor, Rachel Roberts, discuss the year in sport and their personal highlights. Rachel: When sporting events began to be cancelled back in the Spring, the significance of COVID-19 really hit me, it was a...
  • Which Managers face Pressure in the Premier League?

    As the Premier League turns to its tenth game of the season, how have all the pre-season expectations unravelled? Whilst Arsenal fans have temporarily turned their finger away from Arsene Wenger, there has been plenty of heckling from disgruntled fans elsewhere. With Leicester, Crystal Palace and now Everton having...
  • Missed opportunities: sentimentalism and cold hard rationality in the Arsene Wenger debate

    Many predicted that the FA Cup final would be Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge of the club he has managed since 1996. Yet just days afterwards he signed a new two year contract. The Wenger reign is set to continue, despite the club missing out on Champions League...
  • Chelsea are stoppable, and Liverpool have the power to do it

    There is no point in denying it: Chelsea, notwithstanding their loss to Tottenham, are in imperious form. 13 wins in a row in any league is pretty good; in the Premier League, it is phenomenal. For Chelsea to beat both Manchester United and Manchester City so resoundingly in that time...
  • Impact Sport’s Premier League title predictor

    A mere five points separate the top five positions in the Premier League table this year. The big boys have come back stronger than ever after Leicester City’s utter shock defiance of all odds to win the title last season. It’s no evaggeration to say any of these teams...
  • Liverpool, Klopp and Why The Reds Should Focus On Cup Competitions This Term

    Saturday’s FA Cup Fourth Round pitted Liverpool against West Ham, in one of the few all-Premier League ties at this stage of the competition. Jurgen Klopp’s decision to play a team boasting a plethora of young talent and resting first-team players such as Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Jordan...
  • Is Brendan Rodgers Still The Right Man For Liverpool?

    For most teams, an FA Cup semi-final appearance and a near guaranteed place in European football for next season, having sold your best player in the summer, would be seen as rather successful. However, Liverpool’s failure to overcome Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi on Sunday leaves Brendan...