• "The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory"

    (Sepp Herberger, West German 1954 World Cup winning coach)

Injured, Stressed, Depressed and Broke

Injured, Stressed, Depressed and Broke

The evidence continues to pile up: The football season is too long. Games are getting more intensive than ever and footballers are the victims

Gap Inc.

Gap Inc.

Football has turned into a problem solving game for the rich

Wenger is Arsenal’s Moses

Wenger is Arsenal’s Moses

I hope his time at Arsenal will end on a happier note than Moses’ time as Israel’s leader

Europe’s Finest Moments Without the Finest Players. Thank you Uefa

Europe’s Finest Moments Without the Finest Players. Thank you Uefa

Games are more intensive than ever yet the authorities don’t acknowledge it. Even super humans are just humans

Platini’s Biggest Failure

Platini’s Biggest Failure

The FFP has passed on. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker

Soccerissue Interview With: Raffaele Poli

Soccerissue Interview With: Raffaele Poli

The head of CIES Football Observatory: “A lot of the problems in today’s game are the transfer system’s fault”

Like Bringing a Violin into a War Zone

Like Bringing a Violin into a War Zone

Wenger is a great football man but he is not a coach

First Dortmund Subsidiary

First Dortmund Subsidiary

Liverpool 2013/14 are following the successful model of Borussia Dortmund 2010/11.

King’s Pawn Game

King’s Pawn Game

I might be a bitter Arsenal fan but the reality is that my eyes are wide open

Something’s Not Right

Something’s Not Right

The authorities must investigate everything about the relationship between Chelsea and Vitesse Arnhem. Something is not kosher

Early Candidates For Manager of The Season Award

Early Candidates For Manager of The Season Award

The relative success of Diego Simeone is impressive but is Roberto Martinez doing better given the resources at his disposal?

Uefa is Making it Impossible to be a “Model Club”

Uefa is Making it Impossible to be a “Model Club”

Uefa wants every club to be sustainable, play with home-grown players, play exciting football and sell cheap tickets but its regulation and schedule squash their chances of succeeding

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