QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

After four of the six Women’s Super League games taking place this weekend were played at the larger men’s Premier League and Championship football stadiums of their respective sides – taking advantage of the ongoing international break – the league confirmed it smashed a number of attendance records.

More than 70,000 people turned out across the country to watch the women’s football matches, including a record 38,262 supporters at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over north London rivals Spurs.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Chris Wood

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Chris Wood

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

Chris Wood is a New Zealand international and striker who currently plays for Premier League side Burnley.

The 27-year-old forward joined Sean Dyche’s side from Leeds United in 2017 and has made 72 league appearances for the side, scoring 25 goals.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Atdhe Nuhiu

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Atdhe Nuhiu

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

Atdhe Nuhiu is a powerful Kosovo international striker who currently plays for Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The 30-year-old striker started his career in Austria, playing for a number of sides before his performances with Rapid Wien – and on loan at Turkish top flight side Eskisehirspor – were enough to attract the attention of Sheffield Wednesday.

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MATCH FOCUS: Kosovo 0-4 England

MATCH FOCUS: Kosovo 0-4 England

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

England’s performance against Kosovo was enough to win in the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Pristina, but it was hardly a classic Three Lions performance as the spirited home side came out to demonstrate their clear abilities on the ball.

As expected, given their relentless attacking style against England in Southampton earlier this season, Kosovo came out attacking from the first whistle.

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MATCH FOCUS: Liverpool 4-3 Red Bull Salzburg

MATCH FOCUS: Liverpool 4-3 Red Bull Salzburg

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #7

Liverpool thought they’d all but wrapped up their Champions League clash against Red Bull Salzburg when they raced into a three goal lead, but the Austrians had other ideas during a European classic at Anfield.

Taking the lead early through Sadio Mane, Liverpool remained dominant throughout the first half of the contest. Flying full back Andrew Robertson soon added a second goal for the Reds and before the half hour mark the Austrian visitors were in danger of sinking without a trace.

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FTB: Why youth development pathways must improve in England, but ‘B’ teams aren’t the answer

FTB: Why youth development pathways must improve in England, but ‘B’ teams aren’t the answer

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #6

English football seems to be seeing an increasing exodus of its young stars abroad to further their development. While experiencing a range of footballing styles and cultures isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the country and its next generation, some of the reasons for the move abroad comes down the fundamental development opportunities here in England.

Opportunities for regular starting berths, especially at the top sides where the best young players are found, seem increasingly sparse at most clubs given the Premier League’s financial might and attraction to established senior players.

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MATCH FOCUS: Tottenham 2-7 Bayern Munich

MATCH FOCUS: Tottenham 2-7 Bayern Munich

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #5

Bayern Munich humbled Tottenham Hotspur in their own backyard, running in a ruthless display to breeze past their opponents as 7-2 winners in their UEFA Champions League Group B clash.

Despite the score, it was an enthralling encounter in London, as Tottenham even took an early lead through Son Heung-min and were level just before half time – before sinking without a fight in the closing stages of the match.

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