LEEDS UNITED’s triumph in 1992 was a surprise to many people who felt the club was unlikely to regain the glory years of the Don Revie era. But few could deny them their title in 1991-92 after they stubbornly saw … Continue reading We are the Champions – Leeds United 1991-92: Before the red storm
ALL OVER the world, kids play football wherever they can – or at least, that’s the romantic vision passed down the generations. Today, children playing the game on pock-marked playing fields are almost non-existent. The modern equivalent should probably be, … Continue reading Jumpers? We made our own goals
WILL football one day be so “real time” that coaches will make in-game decisions based on data compiled during the 90 minutes? Surely this has to be on the agenda in the future as football becomes ever more technical? Soccerex … Continue reading Data in football needs context to be useful
CHELSEA, as we all know, are European champions having won UEFA’s premier club competition for the second time in 2020-21. The London side, along with other … Continue reading Red Star, Sheriff and Rangers had the best records in 2020-21
WE all assume football’s biggest problem is the way that money has overtaken the game and fuelled its transformation from sport to a business sector. This … Continue reading Money, image and greed – football’s problems are of its own making
THERE is a school of thought that suggests the less affluent the neighbourhood, the more bookmakers seem to reside there. The industry has, traditionally, relied on human nature’s habitual quest for something better – in other words, betting gives people … Continue reading Gambling and the game – are we missing the point?