Tag Archives: Burnton

Football’s magnetism means doors should stay closed on crowdless matches | Simon Burnton | Football

Valencia hosted Atalanta on 10 March behind closed doors.

England has hosted only a handful of senior competitive behind-closed-doors football fixtures and anyone who considers them a suitable and workable solution to the problems now facing sport could probably do with a reminder about how the previous ones went down, starting with the first. This, at least, is a …

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Olympics Q&A: What now for the Tokyo Games? | Simon Burnton | Sport

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals on display after the One Year to Go ceremony on 24 July 2019.

When will the Olympics now be held? Among several options considered by the organising committee in recent days has been short-term postponements, by two months or even just one. That possibility has now been rejected, with the joint statement released on Tuesday by the IOC and the Tokyo organising committee …

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Rangers’ Ianis Hagi next in line for bumpy ride in football’s junior league | Simon Burnton | Football

Diego Maradona’s football career has proved a burden for his son

My father was a lawyer and, in my childhood imagination and so far as I can ascertain also in fact, quite a good one. From time to time, as I blundered towards adulthood with no obvious idea what to do when I got there, he would encourage me towards the …

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