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Author Archive for Jonathan Liew

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General election beckons but sportsmen and women are staying quiet | Jonathan Liew

Lineker and Sterling among the few to speak out in this campaign, but the trend is a growing political apathy in sportThree years ago, with the EU referendum on a knife-edge and the Remain campaign struggling to gain traction, No 10 hit upon the idea o…

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Gerwyn Price: ‘I was painted as the pantomime villain of darts’

The voluble Welshman is among the world championship favourites but divides the darts fanbaseGerwyn Price is calm now. On a grey Thursday in the Welsh valleys, he is thoughtful and reflective as he ponders his unlikely journey to the top of a sport he …

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Marcus Rashford can take cue from Raheem Sterling’s development at City | Jonathan Liew

Manchester United striker has just turned 22 and, like Sterling before him, needs to add ugly goals to his repertoireFor a moment all is stillness. Marcus Rashford grinds to a halt. Old Trafford pauses with him. Rashford waits. There’s a wiggle of the …

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Sol Campbell: ‘Trouble is people got the wrong end of the stick about me’

Southend’s manager discusses self-confidence, how nothing has come easy and why he is loving life near the foot of League OneSix weeks in and the Sol Campbell regime at Southend has already claimed its first victim. On taking charge at the League One c…

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Amazon creeps into football’s broadcast jungle with stream designed to drown us | Jonathan Liew

Amazon Prime’s debut night was aiming for continuity, as if you wouldn’t even notice it further monetising your love of footballOne of the lesser known but more frequently thumbed tomes on my bookshelf is something called The Premier League Handbook. P…

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Unai Emery fails to clear language barrier in era of manager-storytellers | Jonathan Liew

Spaniard did not fail at Arsenal because of his poor English, but for a modern Premier League manager language is a weapon to be used with precision and nuanceThe first question of the press conference was about Petr Cech. The veteran Arsenal goalkeepe…

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Abuse of Jofra Archer a reminder that racism remains ingrained in cricket | Jonathan Liew

Perpetrators even within the game have been tolerated, indulged and celebrated so, yes, it is a problemJofra Archer has been an international cricketer for just over six months and has been racially abused twice. Those are just the two incidents we kno…