Category Archives: Sport

Football plays on through depths of pandemic

By Frankie Gleed

With hospitals at breaking point and the government’s chief medical officer warning that the worst is yet to come, the Premier League and the English Football League continue to play, despite record numbers of daily infections and deaths in England.

The Premier League confirmed that there were 36 new positive cases between 4 and 10 January out of 2,593 players and staff tested —the highest number tested since testing began. Continue reading Football plays on through depths of pandemic

Colchester still have slim play-off chance

By Mark Murphy

League Two holds its final fixtures this weekend — and one of the main talking points is who will achieve that final play-off spot.

Colchester United face an away trip to title winners Lincoln City with the possibility of achieving the final play-off spot (if results go their way) With the Newport County vs Oldham Athletic finishing 2-0 on Tuesday, this puts even more pressure on Colchester who even before had to win. Continue reading Colchester still have slim play-off chance

Southend pray for last-day salvation

By Ryan Gladwyn

Over 2,000 Black Cats will head down to Southend on Saturday for the final game of the season. Southend United must win to guarantee safety and Sunderland will want to secure three points to make the playoffs as easy as possible.

Southend fan Alex, 16, shared his thoughts on the importance of the clash: “I think it might be the biggest game since Wembley. We could lose key players if we go down.” Continue reading Southend pray for last-day salvation

Orient celebrate return to league

By Conor O’Mahoney

Leyton Orient have returned to the Football League having won the conference, pipping Solihull Moors to the title by 3 points.

Orient were administration-bound after falling £5 million in debt a few years ago as well having unpaid taxes in excess of £200,000 owed to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a fault which could be attributed to owner Francesco Becchetti. Continue reading Orient celebrate return to league