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Elliot shares his insight on EFL play-off format ahead of dramatic Wembley weekend

The English Football League Play-offs have been creating dramatic end-of-season storylines since they were introduced in 1987, with fans experiencing the range of emotions that come with high-stakes knockout football. But is the system fair? And is it good for the game?

We spoke with Elliot Brown, who has recently completed his BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance degree at UCFB Wembley, producing a dissertation analysing the play-off format after interviewing representatives from a range of clubs from across the country...

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Brandon hoping for Wembley success with boyhood club Charlton Athletic

Sunderland and Charlton Athletic go head-to-head on Sunday in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium, with a place in the Championship up for grabs. Sunderland overcame Portsmouth in their semi-final and will be hoping to bounce back up at the first time of asking. Charlton overcame Doncaster Rovers and will be looking to cap a memorable, and controversial, season with promotion.

We sat down with BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student and huge Charlton fan Brandon Smith to...

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Joe reflects on FA Cup Final experience and his highlights from three years at UCFB

The most exciting stage of the football season is well underway with Manchester City clinching a historic treble on Saturday and the EFL play-off finals taking place at Wembley Stadium over the Bank Holiday weekend.  And a mouth-watering Champions League Final is also on the horizon with fans eagerly anticipating a matchup between two Premier League heavyweights.  We spoke with BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student Joe Vickers about his experience working at the FA Cup Final, what makes...

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Derby and Aston Villa set for Wembley showdown

Aston Villa take on Derby County on Monday in the Championship play-off final with a place in the Premier League up for grabs. Dubbed the “richest game in sport”, the winner at Wembley Stadium stands to make at least £170 million in Premier League riches.

Villa are looking to end a three-year absence from the top flight, while Frank Lampard’s Derby will be looking to play Premier League football for the first time since 2009. We caught up with two BA...

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Student Cameron works with FA Cup Final events team as Man City clinch historic treble

Saturday’s FA Cup Final saw Manchester City clinch a historic treble to become the only men’s team in English football to achieve the feat. But what goes on behind the scenes to deliver such a major event at Wembley Stadium? And how much work is involved in making sure all the entertainment runs smoothly? We spoke to BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student Cameron Dabbs, who was working on the events team at the game, to find out more…

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Plamen brings unique football tournament to his home town in Bulgaria

As we reach the business end of the European football season the major games are coming thick and fast. With title deciders, cup finals, and promotion and relegation playoffs taking place around the continent it can be easy to forget where it all begins. We spoke to BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student Plamen Pantev, who has been delivering a unique football tournament for children in his home town of Krivodol in Bulgaria, about the importance of making the game...

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Jeanne shares her experience of the UEFA Women’s Champions League final

Lyon star Ada Hegerberg hit a clinical hat-trick in the Women’s Champions League final on Saturday helping the French side to a 4-1 win over Barcelona and a fourth consecutive title. The 2018 Ballon D’Or winner stole the show with three first-half goals in the Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary, with the sell out crowd enjoying an action-packed game full of quality. We spoke with Jeanne Lollichon, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media third-year student at UCFB Wembley, who...

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Real Madrid masters programme kicks off for UCFB students in Spanish capital

From May to July, UCFB masters students enjoy the unique opportunity to live and learn in Madrid, Spain’s capital city and home to two of the biggest football clubs in Europe. As part of the Real Madrid Graduate School programme, students attend classes at the famous Valdebebas training complex and the iconic Santiago Bernabéu stadium, and get to meet leading club executives and legendary former players. We spoke to MSc International Sport Management student Callum Noad about the highlights of...

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Graduate Amy on Watford’s historic cup run and what it means to the club

The 2019 FA Cup Final sees newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City take on Watford FC at Wembley on Saturday afternoon with the Hornets looking to register a historic upset to claim their first major trophy. We spoke to BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing graduate Amy O’Connor about her role as Business Development Executive at Watford, what the impressive cup run means to the club and to get her prediction on tomorrow’s game…

Hi Amy. Thanks for speaking with...

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Chelsie planning for the future of women’s sport

Chelsie Savins is a second year BA (Hons) Physical Education student at UCFB Wembley with ambitions to develop women’s football and school education. Here, she talks to us about her time at UCFB so far, work experiences and plans for the future…

How has your time been at UCFB so far?

So far I would say that my time at UCFB has been very enjoyable, there are multiple positives as it is a place that has so much to offer to all...

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