Being Kind to Ourselves- Mental Health Awareness Week.

The theme of this Mental Health Awareness week is Kindness. I was unsure on this theme at first, and has a few concerns. I wasn’t keen for these reasons: First, there is an important distinction to be made: Everyone has “mental health”, just as they have physical health, and ups and downs NOT everyone has … Continue reading Being Kind to Ourselves- Mental Health Awareness Week.

Why the Rainbow Laces Campaign is Important

“Shoving it down our throats” “I don’t care” “just get on with it” “private lives should remain private!”... That’s just sample of the comments that I’ve read in response to the Rainbow Laces campaign this year, and those are just from the villa “community”. These sentiments are shared by a much larger group of people … Continue reading Why the Rainbow Laces Campaign is Important

Crystal Palace: Match Preview

There were ten changes made by Roy Hodgson to the Crystal Palace team for their mid-week Carabao Cup game against Colchester United of League Two, where they went on to lose on penalties. There will certainly be a feeling of disappointed amongst the fans as who doesn’t love a good cup run? One of my favourite Villa moment in recent years, … Continue reading Crystal Palace: Match Preview

Why “Gay Footballer” Hoax is More Damaging Than Most Realise

So, it seems the "gay footballer" twitter account was a hoax, as many feared. Most will just think "oh well" and move on, but for gay fans, it's far more than that. Many replies to this account's tweets were asking "why bother coming out?" alongside some far less polite comments. "...Why bother announcing it, nobody … Continue reading Why “Gay Footballer” Hoax is More Damaging Than Most Realise