Wackerhage prepared an academic paper earlier this year highlighting experiments that had produced enhanced physical performance in mice and rats, and the possibilities offered by gene doping and screening for enhanced athletic performance. He has since suggested that it might be possible to produce the human equivalent of a formula one car by using genetic mutations. His research was picked up by the unnamed club, which got in touch hoping to exploit nascent gene-screening technology, already freely available in Australia, which tests athletes for a number of genes considered indicative of top-level performance. … [Read more...] about One club wants to use a gene-test to spot the new Ronaldo. Is this football’s future?
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In needless pressure corner, the “new Dani Alves’” could be on his way to Manchester City. That’s 17-year-old Brazilian Yan Couto, a former futsal star who (cue fistpumps from the football editors) was picked out as one of the Guardian’s potential Next Generation stars last October. Currently playing for Coritiba, £5m to the club may be enough to secure his services, with a nod, a wink and £5m on the end of a fishing rod to the player if he manages to jump through assorted performance-related hoopers. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Matuidi to Manchester United or Arsenal?
In association with fans’ groups, research will be undertaken at the end of the season to gauge the extent of VAR’s popularity. Any more substantial changes, such as broadcasting communications between the referee and his video assistant, could not be implemented before next season as they would require change in the VAR protocols, a set of laws under the control of the International Football Associations Board. … [Read more...] about Premier League clubs side with referees and back VAR despite fans’ gripes
A total of 44 years after that game, Hadas-Handelsman was asked to present an award to Borussia Mönchengladbach for their contribution to promoting German-Israeli relations. He recognized their former players right away, despite the long time passed. "Who would've thought that the child from the Bloomfield Stadium [in Tel Aviv] will end up representing the State of Israel in Germany, presenting an award to the stars he was in awe of," he said. … [Read more...] about Gladbach in Israel: How a football match changed Israeli-German relations
Demi Rose goes topless in nothing but a thong as she... Coleen Rooney shares sweet photo of her four sons in the... Cheryl is branded a 'sperm bandit' and is slammed for... Nigella Lawson heads out for lunch with daughter Cosima to... … [Read more...] about Former Holby City star Jeremy Edwards is ‘suing makers of CBBC show after he injured his spine on set’