UEFA, in their technical review of Euro 2020, have claimed the event was “food for the soul of football”, although few would consider the events on the day of the final at Wembley were anything but that. By that time, … Continue reading UEFA’s Euro 2020 – soul food for the people
EVEN the most devoted football fans sometimes struggle to embrace the concept of Olympic football. In Britain, it has always been a struggle – the idea … Continue reading Football Media Watch: Olympic football – consistency required?
IN THE 1970s and 1980s, if you walked into a sandwich bar in London, it would almost certainly be owned by Italians. There was nothing better than one of those old fashioned establishments that served “frothy coffee” with a Mediterranean … Continue reading England and Italy – a relationship that truly matters
EURO 2020 could be one of the most open competitions in recent memory. A combination of countries and clubs in transition, the pandemic, fatigue and just a little anxiety could mean the viewing public may be in for a surprise … Continue reading It’s not quite 1996, but England can forge some advantage
WITH much of Europe still in the mire when it comes to Covid-19 and the task of mass vaccination likely to stretch across the year, the time may have come to assess whether the European Championship needs to take place … Continue reading Euro 2020: Reformat or cancel
LOSING 6-0 would normally prompt drastic action and kneejerk reactions in football boardrooms. In the football world of today, directors and owners have a particularly low threshold of tolerance. Hence, managers are often sent to the gallows prematurely even though … Continue reading Klopp, Löw and a bad night in Seville