November 28, 2017 by Henny Horsler

This week, the Blues took part in the first round of the cup against London-based Queen Mary University, who are currently top of their division. Queen Mary had the stronger ...
Adib Badri looks content after a fine debut in goals.

November 23, 2017 by James Campsie

CUAFC dumped Cardiff Met out of the cup to maintain their unbeaten run.
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November 19, 2017 by Liz Ashcroft

On Wednesday, Cambridge faced Loughborough 2s in a game where both sides were eager for points. The Blues got off to a good start as they instantly won the ball ...
The Blues celebrate post-match, under strict advice not to expose their 'rigs' this time around.

November 16, 2017 by James Campsie

CUAFC climbed to the top of their league, courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Loughborough.
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November 14, 2017 by Annie Lyons

On the up side: cardio, stamina and wrist strength.
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November 13, 2017 by Lawrence Hopkins

Lawrence Hopkins takes to the Blue Bird to defend those who take on one of the hardest jobs in our national game, refereeing.
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November 4, 2017 by by Zoe Cohen & Jamie Cyr

This week saw Cambridge face the other newly-promoted team in Midlands 1A, University of Worcester, at Fitz. The Blues got off to a great start with a pass through to ...
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November 4, 2017 by Jamie Cyr

This week saw the first home game for Cambridge as they took on Nottingham Trent at Fitz on Wednesday. It was a great day for a game of football and ...
Goalkeeper John Harrison racked up another clean sheet.

November 3, 2017 by James Campsie

All the action as CUAFC left Nottingham with a solid 3-0 victory to remain unbeaten in the league.
Eniola Aluko has received over 100 caps for her country (photo credit: Daily Mirror)

November 1, 2017 by Josh Cara

England women's footballer Eniola Aluko visited the Cambridge Union last week. The Blue Bird caught up with her to discuss her experiences of football and the future of women's sport more generally.

November 1, 2017 by College captains

A round-up of the College Men's Football Cuppers first round fixtures
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October 23, 2017 by Annie Lyons

Rumour has it that St. Johns gave out about as much in travel grants last year as PSG spent in the transfer window.
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October 20, 2017 by Fiona Conlon

Women’s Football Blues vs Wolverhampton The newly-promoted Blues travelled to Wolverhampton for their first game of the season to face a team who finished second in the league last year. ...

October 19, 2017 by James Campsie

All the action as the Blues dramatically beat Warwick with the final kick of the game.

October 11, 2017 by James Campsie

All the action from Loughborough, as the football first XI battled hard for a valuable draw.

October 9, 2017 by James Campsie

The First Round draw in full.

October 1, 2017 by Henry Choong

To celebrate the launch of The Blue Bird covering college sport as well as uni sport, here’s a round up of the best of last year’s college action! 2015 saw ...
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May 18, 2017 by Leonardo Buizza

Cambridge joined forces with the Dark Blues to take part in Football Beyond Borders' Community Cup down in London!

March 15, 2017 by Tom Goulding

The Blue Bird caught up with the University Women’s Football freshers ahead of their Varsity match this weekend to find out a little more about the girls who are going ...

March 15, 2017 by Lucy Morgan

For the first time ever, the women’s and men’s blues football teams will be battling against the other place on the same day and location. The Hive Stadium, Barnet FC ...
The victorious Falcons team celebrating after the match.

March 11, 2017 by James Campsie

The Blue Bird reports on the CUAFC Falcons' 3-1 Varsity success last week.
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March 3, 2017 by Lucy Morgan

The Men’s Football 2nds and 3rds are heading to O*ford over the weekend – and bringing with them a solid dose of banter. Check out the team lists below: #1 ...
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March 1, 2017 by Leonardo Buizza

What does it take to build club-wide success>

February 27, 2017 by Jack Congdon

Looking ahead to this year's varsity matches, we caught up with three freshers in the CUAFC men's squad to hear how they have found their first year playing football at Cambridge.

February 16, 2017 by Sam Hall

Sam Hall asks whether we should be fearful of the ever growing presence of Chinese riches in football.
The squad following their 1-1 draw with AC Porto Salvo

February 6, 2017 by Ben Bolderson

Dominant Men's Blues held by Oxford
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February 6, 2017 by Tom Goulding

Gerda Bachrati, Captain of CU Women's Football Club, speaks to Tom Goulding about the all-new double header Varsity match.

February 5, 2017 by Leonardo Buizza

Week two saw the return of BUCS, and some high-class performances from Light Blue teams!

January 31, 2017 by Sam Hall

Sam Hall determines whether appointing new managers for relegation threatened Premier League clubs is a sure fire way to survival or simply delaying the inevitable.

January 29, 2017 by Leonardo Buizza

A great start to term, including two victories over Ox****! Who was best?

January 27, 2017 by Lawrence Hopkins

Lawrence Hopkins asks whether players are burning out as a result of English fans' insatiable demand for winter football.

January 27, 2017 by Sam Hall

After the euphoria of winning the Premier League in 2015/16, Sam Hall examines Leicester's remarkable downturn in form this season.
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January 22, 2017 by Leonardo Buizza

Out Of The Blue, our new weekly column, kicks off by looking at the mental side of sport.

January 16, 2017 by Jack Congdon

Jack Congdon reports on CUAFC's successful winter tour to Lisbon.
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December 25, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

On the 24th day of Christmas, it's Chelsea's outstanding form, with a healthy goal difference of +24 helping them top the Premier League over the past weeks.
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December 20, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

An impressive 18 wins!
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December 12, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Eleven – that mysterious number that always pops up in sports. It has belonged to many a famous sportsperson, including football legend Ryan Giggs, basketball giant Yao Ming, and welsh rugby ...
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December 8, 2016 by Olivia Shears

Day 8 of our Christmas countdown
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November 24, 2016 by Matt Lees

Shelford Ladies vs. CURUFCW – Sunday 20 November Knowing this was a week free of BUCS fixtures, CURUFCW made a short trip south to our local women’s rugby team for ...

November 21, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Jack Lawrence is back with his thoughts and lessons learnt from training.
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November 20, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Another cracking week of sport as we near the end of term...

November 11, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

End of Week 5 - who nailed it with the most impressive performance of the week?

November 4, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Week 4: Lots of high-quality games, with some great wins over Ox**** as well. Who was best?
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November 1, 2016 by Duke

This week Duke take a look at the issues still present around coming out in the world of football.

October 29, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Roll up, roll up, it's Team Of The Week time!

October 25, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza and Olivia Shears

Olivia Shears and Leonardo Buizza tackle the recent conclusion of the Ched Evans saga, and the vital role of discussion around consent.

October 21, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Week 2 brought with it some more fantastic results - which team performed best?

October 21, 2016 by Peter Rutzler

Peter Rutzler explores the the role of analytics in football, and what effect it may have on punditry in the future.

October 13, 2016 by Leonardo Buizza

Who has hit the ground running in Week 1 of Michaelmas term? Vote here!

October 12, 2016 by Tom Goulding

Queens' College football co-captains talk to Tom Goulding about the upcoming season.
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June 1, 2016 by Izhan Khan

What are the top 5 Cambridge Sport Instagram accounts? The Blue Bird finds out!

March 26, 2016 by Richard Ollington

Fed up with the BBC? Want the inside gossip? Follow all the Varsity action here!
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March 25, 2016 by Izhan Khan

Tomorrow's Football Varsity Match promises to be an exciting spectacle; but who should you look out for on the pitch? The Blue Bird finds out!

March 23, 2016 by Izhan Khan

Here is the official squad announcement for the 132nd Varsity Match - Find out who will be playing for CUAFC on Sunday!
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February 29, 2016 by Richard Ollington

Roundup of the year so far - who is sportiest?
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February 23, 2016 by Izhan Khan

A rundown of all the Varsity Matches taking place this weekend; find out how to stay up to date which each and every one courtesy of the Blue Bird!
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February 22, 2016 by Izhan Khan

They are back! We look at two more of the CUAFC Women looking to take on O*ford
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February 19, 2016 by CuafcWomen

CUAFC march onwards and upwards in their Varsity Preparations!
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February 18, 2016 by Izhan Khan

Only 9 days to go! See who will be representing CUAFC in their Varsity Match
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February 13, 2016 by Erik Sullivan

Which Cambridge team is deserving of your vote this week?

February 12, 2016 by Izhan Khan

Welcome to the Varsity Key Profiles! The Blue Bird will be taking a look at some of the players representing the Light Blues this term in the Varsity Matches - first up is CUAFC!

February 11, 2016 by CuafcWomen

CUAFC continuing a momentum that they'll take all the way to varsity in 2 and a half weeks!
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February 7, 2016 by CuafcWomen

A great result that will tell a lot about the girls Varsity chances
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February 5, 2016 by CUAFC

A look towards the CUAFC Varsity Match on 27th February.
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February 5, 2016 by Jonny Dungay

Cambridge lay down a significant marker before the Football Varsity Match on Easter Sunday
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February 5, 2016 by Rupert Thompson

Rupert Thompson kicks off his column with an important look at the murky world of sports betting
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February 2, 2016 by CuafcWomen

A deserved 3-2 win for CUAFC to solidify their 2nd place in the league
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December 9, 2015 by CuafcWomen

Challenging for 2nd in the league, Cambridge 1st vs Bedford 1st was predicted to be a closely fought game. A string of illnesses had forced a new line-up from CUAFC ...
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December 7, 2015 by Izhan Khan

On Day 7, we examine the 7 people that make the Blue Bird what it is...
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December 1, 2015 by James Campsie

James Campsie with an instructive look at how social media is changing the way fans engage with professional football

November 27, 2015 by CuafcWomen

CUAFC Women secure a spectacular win

November 27, 2015 by Arav Gupta

Last weekend saw Cambridge's first sports related open day. Organised by the Hawks', Ospreys and CUHC clubs it was a success and a benchmark for future events
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November 27, 2015 by Jonny Dungay

The Blues are knocked out of the cup after an extra time defeat to the University of Essex in a pulsating encounter.

November 27, 2015 by Olivia Shears

The dangerous role the media has in shaping our opinions on sport.
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November 24, 2015 by Alice Durrans

Is there a right and wrong way to select the best players and the best teams?

November 20, 2015 by Jon Mackenzie

Jon Mackenzie on how women's football can escape the shadow of the men's game

November 19, 2015 by Jack Congdon

Jack Congdon takes a look at what we can take from the poignant scenes at the football match between England and France at Wembley

November 17, 2015 by Leonardo Buizza

The Blue Bird talk to Arav Gupta and Caitlin de Jode to find out about the great new Hawks Access to Sports Initiative.

November 17, 2015 by Jonny Oldfield

Jonny Oldfield with a valuable look at the troubling state of public sporting provision in the UK

November 16, 2015 by Ruari Crichard

RUARI CRICHARD on how sport has again shown its remarkable power to unify in times of strife and despair.
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Whether you're a Uni team or a College club Kitlocker have the stash you want the way you want it

November 13, 2015 by Jon Mackenzie

The Long Read, Part 2: Jon Mackenzie completes his piece on why the dynamic influence of present-day football punditry is a significant part of the modern game
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November 12, 2015 by Jack Congdon

Cambridge battled their way to a one all draw away against top of the table Worcester to continue their fine form this season.
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November 9, 2015 by Nick Stride

Nick Stride returns with a look at the benefits - or otherwise - of sporting tours
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November 8, 2015 by James Campsie

James Campsie explores the mercurial world of Scottish football, and finds comfort in its narrow-mindedness.

November 6, 2015 by Jon Mackenzie

The Long Read, Part 1: Jon Mackenzie on the relationship between sports theory and the reality; between Martin Heidegger and Jordan Henderson.

November 5, 2015 by Gerda Bachrati

A fantastic 5-2 win for CUWAFC Blues against a persistent UEA
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November 5, 2015 by Jack Congdon

CUAFC Blues continue a fantastic start to the season with a determined 3 : 1 win against Loughborough 2s
Generations of Blues - proud and inspired

October 29, 2015 by Ruari Crichard

When Charles Wordsworth organised the 2-day cricket match between Oxford and Cambridge at Lord’s on 4th June 1827, he could not have imagined the impact this would have on the ...
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October 28, 2015 by Jack Congdon

Cambridge continued a strong start to the season with an evenly contested draw away against Varsity opponents Oxford. Oxford started the brighter, and were rewarded for their efforts with a ...

October 21, 2015 by Liz Mooney

In her fifth blog Liz looks at the prevalence of drugs in athletics and solutions to minimize its prevalence
First win of the season, 2014/15

October 7, 2015 by Gerda Bachrati

Triple win: the League, the Cup and Varsity! With your help what will they manage this year?
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July 29, 2015 by The Blue Bird

Roundup of the year - who was sportiest?

March 16, 2015 by Archie Cornish

In his final column, and our last of the term, Archie Cornish ponders the significance of red cards.
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March 8, 2015 by Jack Tavener

The Pythons look to continue their development as a club in a massive encounter

March 7, 2015 by Izhan Khan

Live updates on all of the Varsity games happening today!

March 6, 2015 by Izhan Khan

The results are in; congratulations to the Lacrosse Men!

March 6, 2015 by Izhan Khan

It's Varsity Weekend! IZHAN KHAN takes you through what's on and how to stay up to date.
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March 4, 2015 by Izhan Khan

The Blue Bird wants to know which varsity promo video you think is best; get voting!

February 21, 2015 by Jack Congdon

In Defence of the Blue: In his first column Jack Congdon looks beyond the blazer and considers what it means to represent the University in top level sport.

February 21, 2015 by Blue Bird News

With numerous Varsity matches being played and coming soon, the Blue Bird looks at who is hitting form at the right time

February 20, 2015 by Blue Bird News

The Blue Bird brings you some more impressive performances from around the sports!

February 20, 2015 by Jonny Dungay

Jonny Dungay speaks about the provision of university facilities

February 19, 2015 by William Goddard-Pantic

The Falcons win in style yet again to put themselves only one win away from the title
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February 18, 2015 by Izhan Khan

It's beginning to look a lot like Varsity Season as CUAFC release their promo video. Watch it here!

February 18, 2015 by Archie Cornish

Was Murray's Australian Open defeat really a case of 'self-destruction' as the pundits would have us believe? Archie Cornish isn't convinced.

February 14, 2015 by Jon Mackenzie

The End of Football? Or: Why football will never have an end.

February 13, 2015 by Blue Bird News

Another set of good results from Cambridge teams recognised in this week's poll!
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February 13, 2015 by Jack Congdon & Nikos Yerolemou

The Blues continue their improvement with a narrow loss against last season's champions, whilst the Falcons win again to maintain their title charge
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February 12, 2015 by CUAFC

Football Varsity announced for Sunday 8th of March, 3pm kick off at the Abbey Stadium.
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February 10, 2015 by Blue Bird News

The Blue Bird introduces the St. John's football squad who will be aiming to lift the Cuppers trophy for the first time since 2003
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February 10, 2015 by Nikos Yerolemou

Blue Bird chats to St. John's Captain Duncan Drysdale ahead of the showpiece match of the college football season

February 8, 2015 by Ed Tozer

In his third column Ed Tozer looks at how funding can affect sport at both a professional and university level.

February 7, 2015 by Blue Bird News

The second edition of this feature is here as Cambridge sports teams put in some more stunning performances
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February 6, 2015 by Jack Congdon

Despite an even game, the Blues were just edged out by a gritty Bath side
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February 3, 2015 by Blue Bird News

Both sides came through hard-fought semi-finals to make it to the biggest match of the college season

February 3, 2015 by Alastair Benn

In his thought-provoking third column, Alastair Benn thinks about how we look at our lives.

January 31, 2015 by Blue Bird News

During some impressive team performances there were some star individual efforts that the Blue Bird takes a look at...

January 31, 2015 by Blue Bird News

In the first of a weekly series, the Blue Bird allows you to choose which team has put in the most impressive performance of the week...

January 30, 2015 by Ed Tozer

In his second column Ed Tozer looks back at how Cambridge was involved in the origin of football.

January 30, 2015 by William Goddard-Pantic

The Falcons put in their performance of the season in this top of the table clash
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January 27, 2015 by Blue Bird News

The Blue Bird looks ahead to a repeat of last year's epic final

January 27, 2015 by Blue Bird News

Can Churchill continue their impressive form and cause an upset?

January 23, 2015 by Jonny Dungay

As both the FA Cup and Varsity draw closer Jonny Dungay sits down with Jez George, Director of Football at Cambridge United and Head Coach at CUAFC.
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January 20, 2015 by CUAFC

In the first of a weekly series of articles, the Blue Bird team finds out what it is like to live and train as a university sportsperson.
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January 19, 2015 by Jack Congdon

The start of a new term presented the Blues with a perfect opportunity to put some of their disappointing league results behind them and gain some confidence against a United ...
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January 14, 2015 by Rebecca Moore

After the government pledges to distribute £450 million to schools by the end of 2016, Rebecca Moore discusses what kind of an impact this initiative will have.
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January 13, 2015 by Nikos Yerolemou

A review of CUAFC's annual mid-season tour to Spain

December 5, 2014 by Ian Middleton

The end of term may signal the end of work until mid-January but for many University sports teams the workload and fixtures continue.

December 5, 2014 by Mark Koroye

At the end of a difficult term, the Cambridge XI drove to Exeter with the hope of picking up their first points of the season.

December 3, 2014 by Hattie Wilson

Today the world remembers Philip Hughes.

November 24, 2014 by Macks Bougeard

Macks Bougeard investigates what it takes to become a winner.

November 23, 2014 by Abbie Harvey

Goal celebrations. Arrogant and disrespectful or an essential part of sport?

November 21, 2014 by Henry Warne

The Blues were unlucky to come away with nothing to show for a determined performance against a robust and ill-disciplined Chichester side. Despite a very strong start to the game, two good finishes from the Chichester number 9 saw the hosts run out 2-0 victors.

November 13, 2014 by Bridey Addison-Child

In her second column Bridey Addison-Child discusses the joys of sports club mailing lists.
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November 12, 2014 by Jack Michael Johnson

CUAFC mark Dr John Little's 40th anniversary as club chairman with an old boys match and dinner.

November 12, 2014 by Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore contributes a thoughtful article of the role of sport in politics.
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November 11, 2014 by Sarah Lombard

University sports clubs are often associated with boozy socials, big nights and challenging initiations for newcomers to the club. But does going through the weird traditions that some sports clubs undertake actually add anything to the member’s experience and sense of belonging?

November 6, 2014 by The Blue Bird

We have four shiny new columnists for the second half of term!

November 5, 2014 by The Not So Secret Footballer

In his final column TNSSF contemplates the magic of sport.

November 2, 2014 by CUAFC

CUAFC Blues were unfortunate to lose to Exeter at Fenners on Wednesday.
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November 1, 2014 by CURLFC

Cambridge University Rugby League Football Club is proud to announce the date for the inaugural Cambridge University 9s Tournament, which will be held on Sunday 9th November. Matches will take ...

October 29, 2014 by The Not So Secret Footballer

TNSSF laughs at the Premier League.

October 22, 2014 by The Not so Secret Footballer

TNSSF bravely, or stupidly, decides to use this week's column to rebut a comment from last week.

October 16, 2014 by John Gorringe

The first game of the season saw the Blues welcome Chichester University to Fortress Fenners.

October 15, 2014 by The Not So Secret Footballer

"I’ve got few confessions to make. Unfortunately that’s not the outline of my penis in my display photo and secondly I don’t actually like football."

October 12, 2014 by Jonny Dungay

Coming off the back of a tiring midweek match against a strong AFA outfit, the Blues were looking to show some steel in their final game of pre-season before the BUCS curtain raiser on the 15th of October.

October 8, 2014 by Alex Wiseman

Alex Wiseman assesses the challenges of keeping in shape over the long summer vacation for light blue sportsmen and women.

October 7, 2014 by Chris McKeon

The club seek to usher in a new era.
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October 6, 2014 by Stephen Rawson

AJ Rawson takes a light-hearted look at CUAFC's preseason preparations.