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Ander Herrera’s Evolution Under Jose Mourinho

A stellar season and a Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award under his belt, Ander Herrera is a man in form. The Manchester United midfielder’s evolution under Jose Mourinho has been sensational. A man of the match performance in the Europa League marked the complete transformation from shackled bench-warmer to midfield…

Transfer Rumour Round-up 23/06-30/06

Naby Keita Linked Club: Liverpool ESPN Senior Writer and Times Columnist, Gabriele Marcotti, has claimed an agreement in principle has been made between Keita and Liverpool. A £70m bid is reportedly being readied by the Merseyside club. The Jist Rumour Rating: 3/5   Alvaro Morata Linked Club: Manchester United Alvaro Morata has told friends that…

Beware The Populist

Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump have far more in common than some people would probably realise. They all ran outsider “insurgent” campaigns, funded mostly from small individual donations – though in Trump’s case he ended up receiving support from numerous anti-Hillary super-pacs. They were all repeatedly dismissed by the media, declared…

How To Fix Translink: Step 1

Despite being the 22nd largest city in the UK, Belfast is the most congested city – even more so than London. Poorly designed urban infrastructure and dismal public transport services are the leading causes of this problem, so whilst it may be difficult to perform massive overhauls of the traffic system in central Belfast,…

Trees Are The Most Cost Effective Way To Fight The Effects Of Climate Change

Reforestation is often dismissed as a realistic way of fighting climate change, the scale of co-ordinated planning and resources required is considered to be much too large and almost impossible to achieve in a realistic time scale. In 2000, a special report on the effects of tree planting found that trees could remove around 1.1–1.6…

Mass-Media Glow-Up: Why Is TV So Pretty?

The formula for the typical television sit-com seems to consist of wide-shots, medium shots, two-shots, high-key lighting, and not a lot of visual change. However, recent series are bringing a challenge to this standard and rewriting the rules of what it’s possible to do (or spend) with a TV series. Stylistic shooting is…