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Isaac Leigh

Aspiring journalist and third-year English Literature student at The University of Warwick

I'm a 20-year-old student from Wokingham, Reading, with a keen interest in journalism. I am currently sport editor of Warwick's student newspaper The Boar and also contribute across other departments. I am also a Student Radio Award winner for the sport team's work on RaW 1251AM (Warwick's student radio station). I have had placements at The Guardian, FourFourTwo, LiveWire Sport, Coventry Telegraph, Reading Post and more, and run a personal blog at I am also a keen runner, footballer and mountain climber, loves comedy and listen to music you probably don't like.

Mourinho Deserves Blame for Chelsea Striker Woe

Mourinho can point the finger at his strikers all he likes, but his return to Chelsea was an open secret long before the transfer window opened. He should have identified the problem and come up with various solutions before the start of the season, not when it is getting to its most crucial juncture.
04/04/2014 16:38 BST

Who Could Replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?

"Arsene Wenger will not be a difficult act to follow - he will be an impossible act to follow." Those are the words of former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein, who spoke to <em>Sportsweek</em> earlier this week. He could well be right.
27/03/2014 17:20 GMT

Newcastle Show Benefit of Evolution Not Revolution

As Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur prepare for Christmas chaos rather than cheer, it is easy to forget that Newcastle United were the club in turmoil at the beginning of this most remarkable of Premier League seasons.
24/12/2013 11:01 GMT

Managerial Merry-Go-Round Lacks Variety

Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke became the latest casualties of a ubiquitous perversion of Christmas cheer this weekend... But for both men, it is a case of 'goodbye but not farewell'. So clique-infested is the managerial merry-go-round that they will be back before you know it.
17/12/2013 15:35 GMT

Hernandez Struggles to Escape 'Predator' Label

Why is a man who decides so many crucial games so rarely on the team sheet? There is one obvious answer, coming in the form of two iconic names: Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. The duo have dovetailed superbly this season, netting 17 times between them and assuaging Moyes' difficult start to his reign.
13/11/2013 12:44 GMT

City in Danger of Being a Soft Touch

Manchester City's decision to replace Roberto Mancini with Manuel Pellegrini this summer was greeted with widespread relief by players and supporters alike.
31/10/2013 13:45 GMT

England Can Thrive on New Underdog Status

The news that England will not be among the top seeds for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blessing in disguise... No more excuses, no more confusion. England are not one of the top seeds because they are not one of the top sides. If humility and diligence reign, Hodgson's men could do themselves proud.
17/10/2013 18:02 BST

Wenger Rewarded for Faith in Arsenal Squad

It is a long season, and Spurs' new-found strength in depth gives them every chance of achieving the Champions League qualification they patently crave. But Arsenal's confident strides towards the summit of the Premier League, whilst potential title rivals stumble around them, act as a taste of vindication for Wenger.
15/09/2013 20:48 BST

British Players Suffer in Spurs' Pursuit of Success

One of the messages Spurs have sent out with their business in the transfer market this summer is that they are a force to be reckoned with. Attached to this implicit announcement is a footnote confirming that to reach for the stars, you have to invest heavily in continental talent. And that means even less space for young British players.
25/08/2013 23:02 BST

Older Players Show Australia the Way

It would be wrong to suggest that old is the new young. The likes of Agar and Root will return stronger for their difficulties in this series, and have every chance of playing a central role in the return series Down Under this winter. But those who derided Australia for calling up a 35-year-old must now retract their scorn.
15/08/2013 14:41 BST