• The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Football, Alcohol and Betting

    In the first of a multi-part series from Impact Sport, Oscar Sephton takes a look at the issue of gambling advertising in football. The next part will focus on the case of Yerry Mina and PaddyPower’s #SaveOurShirt campaign. Recently, the beautiful game has developed quite the blemish: Ray Winstone’s...
  • Why Fulham Failed

    It seems only yesterday that Fulham were touted for great things this season. Becoming the first promoted side to spend over £100 million in their first transfer window seemed a huge statement of intent from Shahid Khan, a man whose investment can’t be understated. These weren’t panic buys either,...
  • Chelsea FC – a club in crisis? Or another example of a wider problem?

    It has been a period to forget for Chelsea Football Club. After being given a two transfer window ban and the drama at the end of Sunday’s Carabao Cup tie, the club has been left in turmoil. The blues currently sit in 6th position, 3 points off of 4th place,...
  • Fulham or Aston Villa: Who is better positioned to stay up in the Prem?

    Since parachute payments were increased for the 2014-15 Premier League season only one out of four teams promoted as playoff winners have stayed up – Huddersfield this season. The other three have all been relegated with point totals definitively behind the magic 40 point mark. Given the relatively poor...
  • Everton: Is Big Sam your knight in shining armour?

    The fact that it took 5 weeks to replace Ronald Koeman seemed farcical at times, but can big Sam turn this fragmented club into the successful team it’s fans demand? Koeman departed on 23rd October with Everton in the relegation zone, perhaps due to his inability to fill the Lukaku-sized hole upfront,...
  • Why are the promoted teams doing so well?

    All 3 promoted teams are sitting proudly in mid-table, so how have they kicked the usual habit of new teams struggling to adapt to the cut throat demands of the Premier League? Newcastle United were 9th in the table after their 1-0 defeat to Burnley. After several seasons of...
  • Are Manchester City Truly Unstoppable?

    Manchester City have enjoyed the best start to a season in the club’s recent history. With a total twenty-eight points from their first ten games and an unbeaten start in the Champions League, the Citizens are currently one of the most in form teams in world football. Yet are...