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”