Manchester United, the religious argument

ACADEMICS somewhere in the world are probably debating right now whether football has replaced religion as a defining element of society. To some people, football is the prominent feature of their life, the opium that drags them away from the mundane. The importance of the game, to those who have little else to lift their lives, was highlighted in the press a year or so … Continue reading Manchester United, the religious argument

World Cup 2014: A year, a word – 1990-2010

Recent World Cups have been disappointing, notably the last three which have failed to excite. It’s about time that FIFA delivered a good tournament. The last one to capture the imagination was 1998 – it seems a long time ago! 90 on 90: Nessun dorma and out we go – UK public tolerance 90% The tournament that kick-started English football’s revival. Once more, a slow … Continue reading World Cup 2014: A year, a word – 1990-2010