Shaun Dacosta

Journalism Student

Location icon United Kingdom

A university student who aspires to become a part of the ever-growing and ever-developing journalism industry. Have written various articles for multiple websites including GiveMeSport, Fresh Arsenal and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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Official Home of AFC Rushden and Diamonds
11/13/2015
AFC R&D U21 2 Histon U21 1

On Saturday, AFC Rushden & Diamonds U21 side picked up a hard-fought 2-1 victory against the previously unbeaten Histon U21 side at Manor School. New signing Mate Kadar made his debut on the left hand side of midfield in the young Diamonds side who lined up in a 4-5-1 formation, [...]

Official Home of AFC Rushden and Diamonds
11/06/2015
Kettering Town Elite U21 4 AFC Rushden & Diamonds U21 2

On Saturday morning, AFC Rushden & Diamonds U21 side travelled to Latimer Park and were beaten 4-2 by a physically-dominant Kettering Town Elite U21 side. Kettering's promising forward Silvano Obeng put in an inspired performance for the Poppies, proving a nuisance for the young Diamonds defence and scoring a hat-trick [...]

GiveMeSport
09/09/2014
Arsene Wenger should give Hector Bellerin a chance

With long-serving right-back Bacary Sagna having departed on a free-transfer to Manchester City in July, Arsène Wenger was quick to strengthen with the arrivals of Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy before sending Carl Jenkinson out on loan to West Ham. But who is the club's second-choice right-back?

GiveMeSport
04/28/2014
Leicester City: Star duo ready for the Premier League

With the current season drawing to an end and Leicester City having already won the Championship title, it seems appropriate to take a look forward at what the Foxes will be bringing to the Premier League. And what better way than to discuss two of their most highly-rated players in Anthony Knockaert and Riyad Mahrez?

Fresh Arsenal
10/09/2013
Official: Arsenal sign young Swedish defender

After a successful trial at London Colney, promising young Swede Kristopher Da Graca will join Arsenal's youth setup at the end of the season after also having trials with Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Malmo FF.

Fresh Arsenal
09/23/2013
Is this Bellerin's chance to shine?

With the Capital One Cup game against West Bromwich Albion fast approaching, many are wondering whether Wenger will give 18 year-old Hector Bellerin his first-team debut, after giving Chuba Akpom and Serge Gnabry the opportunity in recent Premier League games.

GiveMeSport
07/17/2013
Arsenal starlet set for first-team role?

With Johan Djourou leaving on loan to Hamburg, and Sebastien Squillaci moving to SC Bastia on a free transfer, Arsenal have been linked with many centre-backs, most strongly being Ashley Williams. But do they need to?

GiveMeSport
08/06/2013
Does Benik Afobe have an Arsenal future?

With the recent signing of Yaya Sanogo, the emergence of Chuba Akpom and Arsenal's bids for other strikers such as Luis Suarez, Benik Afobe's days at the Emirates Stadium look numbered.

GiveMeSport
05/29/2013
Have Brazil found the next Neymar already?

Bernard Anício Caldeira Duarte has been strongly linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund and the young starlet could be set to take the world by storm. Having earned rave reviews whilst at Atlético Mineiro, some fans have gone as far as saying he is better than Neymar.

GiveMeSport
05/29/2013
Arsenal's failed starlets: Where are they now?

Arsenal's academy has produced many players over the years, who while having failed to make the grade at the Emirates, have gone on to enjoy careers in the Premier League. Players like Seb Larsson, Fabrice Muamba, Steve Sidwell and Jermaine Pennant spring to mind, with Pennant having even scored a hat-trick on his league debut for Arsenal before later ending up at Liverpool.

GiveMeSport
05/26/2013
Arsenal release youth players as revolution continues

As another season draws to a close, every club has to come to the difficult decisions of who to offer new contracts to, and who to release. But this year at Arsenal, a whole generation of players are set to leave as they look to promote from an impressive Under-18s side.

GiveMeSport
05/21/2013
Arsenal striker has surgery on fractured wrist

yet another injury whilst out on loan to Serie A champions Juventus. Having undergone an operation on his wrist, it sums up a season to forget for the Denmark international, who failed to score in 11 appearances for the Turin side After the match, Juventus head coach Antonio Conte showed his own disappointment in Bendtner's poor luck this season.

GiveMeSport
05/01/2013
Do Arsenal need Cesc Fabregas?

The Spaniard is a fan favourite amongst the Arsenal faithful, but after we reported his availability, where would he fit in amongst the current crop of players? Fabregas left Arsenal in the summer of 2011 for Barcelona in a £35 million deal. The move came after months of speculation and media-pressure from Barcelona players.

GiveMeSport
04/22/2013
Arsenal facing striking dilemma after Giroud sees red

Olivier Giroud's red card against Fulham was unfortunate, but ultimately a clumsy challenge meaning he will be absent for Arsenal in their next three Premier League games. The Gunners have few options for the striker position - Walcott impressed as a striker around mid-season, while Podolski, who has recently been on the bench, has started just one game there against Sunderland on his debut.

GiveMeSport
04/18/2013
Arsenal starlet set for switch to Championship strugglers

Arsenal's young left-back Samir Bihmoutine has been highly regarded throughout his time at the Gunners, however looks set for a move to Championship side Wolves. With bags of pace, versatility and attacking instinct it looks likely that Bihmoutine spell at Arsenal will soon come to an end.