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”

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”