I am back. Apologies to my one reader (AJ) – I have been rubbish at writing recently, partly out of laziness but mainly due to a new job. But mainly laziness. Anyway…football is boring. There, I said it, and I’m not taking it back. My girlfriend, who has been saying it for years, is finallyContinue reading “Football is Boring”
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European Super League Redeux: You’re Taking the Piss
Pandemic life has felt like Groundhog Day for most of us, and that’s even without England’s so-called ‘elite’ clubs playing silly buggers (and ultimately being made to look like proper dickheads) for the second time since August. For the second time in just over six months, football’s self-declared big boys have been caught with theirContinue reading “European Super League Redeux: You’re Taking the Piss”
Where did it all go wrong? 21st Century Pundits!
So here we are, eleven months after the last time fans were allowed into stadiums, and what have we learnt? That football is really boring without fans in the stadium, that’s what. Pre-empty stadiums I would have been all over a game like Cardiff City Vs Swansea City, settling in on the sofa to watchContinue reading “Where did it all go wrong? 21st Century Pundits!”
Ultimate Elitism: European Super League
It’s been a bit of a crazy few weeks in English football. Villa scored seven goals against Liverpool, and some of the biggest clubs in the country tried to hold the football pyramid to ransom. The dust has settled a bit since Project Big Picture was kicked to touch, although this was definitely the openingContinue reading “Ultimate Elitism: European Super League”
The Nasty Side of Club Ownership
The dust has finally settled on the failed Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United, so it seems as good a time as any to talk about club ownership. The history of football is riddled with ownership disasters that have almost ripped clubs apart. In my personal experience, Wolves had a terrible time under Steve Morgan, underContinue reading “The Nasty Side of Club Ownership”
Financial Fair Play: Footballs Biggest Con
Well, now feels like the perfect time to talk about Financial Fair Play. The domestic season is over, and now we turn our attention to European football. I wanted to leave this post long enough for it to just not appear to be a pop about Man City and the ridiculous appeal. Instead, I wantedContinue reading “Financial Fair Play: Footballs Biggest Con”
So Near, So VAR: How Video Technology has Failed in British Football
In the immortal words of Heath Ledger’s Joker, ‘Here. We. Go.’ VAR, truly the Brexit of British football. I can already feel my two readers being divided on the issue. Nobody can sit on the fence with VAR; like Marmite, glee clubs, or Piers Morgan, it provokes strong emotions. Personally, I think we should giveContinue reading “So Near, So VAR: How Video Technology has Failed in British Football”
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Why is Football So Damn Expensive?
Has anyone else noticed their wallet feeling a lot heavier at the moment? Even with all the takeaways, craft beer deliveries and whatever else we can find to take the edge off of lockdown. The non-football fans are saving money by not going to restaurants or the opera, or whatever it is their kind doContinue reading “Why is Football So Damn Expensive?”
The Future of Football
Now bear with me on this one because, and I apologise in advance, this is a post about football and lockdown. I know. We are all sick of hearing about lockdown and what is happening to football because of it, but…I have some thoughts. We now have a clearer picture of where we stand withContinue reading “The Future of Football”
Using Sport as a Platform to Protest
Today I planned to post about the future of football due to lockdown. I have decided to put that post on hold as there is a much more pressing issue at hand: the protests in the USA and justice for George Floyd and the many black people who have died before him at the handsContinue reading “Using Sport as a Platform to Protest”