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”

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?”

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”