Maintaining momentum: The best time for women’s football

Maintaining momentum: The best time for women’s football

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #5

Women’s football has been on a steady, upwards climb in popularity for a number of years now, but recently success with the 2019 Women’s World Cup and large stadiums attendances at the beginning of the current Women’s Super League season show that the momentum is really with the women’s game right now. It’s just a matter of making sure those in control of the game seize the opportunity they now have.

As interest in the women’s game grows, it is necessary that organisations involved come together to ensure that in this most crucial of steps it is supported to reach the next step. The foundations have been built, the business case of sorts for the game itself proven clearly – there is an audience out there, hungry for the sport – and now it just needs the necessary backing.

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Off the Continent: The curious case of Ceuta and Melilla

Off the Continent: The curious case of Ceuta and Melilla

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #2

Spain is one of the hallowed, iconic footballing homelands in Europe, with La Liga firmly position as one of the continent’s big five leagues and its most dominant sides such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona having a worldwide fan base and recognition. European football is intrinsically linked with Spain.

As such, it is fascinating to discover that not too far down the Spanish footballing pyramid you can find two professional football sides not even based on the continent.

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As a football traditionalist, the teams in Canada’s new Premier League are frustrating

As a football traditionalist, the teams in Canada’s new Premier League are frustrating

From late April this year, Canada will be kicking off its inaugural Canadian Premier League – a new top-division competition to help improve football in the country.

Even with an initial roster of just seven teams it’s a great concept. However, the football traditionalist in me has one huge issue with the new league system.

The names of the teams.

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