The Athletic start bold new era for football journalism

If you follow football, you can’t not have noticed the flurry of journalists joining The Athletic, an American publication that is now making a bold move in to UK football.

A range of respected local newspaper journalists with large social media followings and big contacts books have been snared by the subscription service, that promises to deliver the best football journalism and content from behind a paywall and with no adverts.

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Eight suggestions for British Basketball

Basketball is the most understated sport in the UK, boasting large participation numbers at high school age, but then experiencing massive drop offs in late teens and early adulthood.

Despite the clear interest in the sport, it also isn’t transferring itself in to support for the premier league in the UK, the British Basketball League, which comprises 12 franchise clubs from London to Manchester to Glasgow.

Having worked in basketball on two separate occasions, with Mersey Tigers in 2010-11 and more recently with Manchester Giants 2016-19, here are a few ideas garnered from my own experiences.

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