EUROPE 2021 is not a truly united continent and the United Kingdom is less of a member than at any time over the last 50 years. Modern football has been partly shaped by European unity and free movement of labour … Continue reading Half of European football already marginalised – the proposed super league would be the death knell
BRITAIN left the European Union on January 31, 2020 but the nation remained deeply divided. What the future holds for English football is anyone’s guess. The country’s top clubs have spent the past 20 years internationalising themselves; they epitomise globalisation, … Continue reading Fog in the channel, continent cut off…
BRUSSELS, of course, is at the heart of any discussion around Brexit. It has become a reference point and scapegoat for decades for those wishing to blame the European Union for everything from the shape of carrots to the number … Continue reading Soccer City: Brussels – at the heart of Europe, but not football
NATIONAL League club Boreham Wood scored a PR own goal this week with their somewhat bold message to Britain’s MPs, urging them to “do your duty” and vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The bizarre release, coming just … Continue reading Football Media Watch: Brexit – the blinkers are on
HARRY Kane has been appointed captain of England, possibly the nearest the nation will get to a “Roy of the Rovers” figure leading the team into battle. Kane has already delivered the kind of message the hordes will want to … Continue reading Brexit, the end of the football world as we know it
THERE’S no doubting the big topic on everyone’s mind at present – Britain’s departure from the European Union. Although a lot of people won’t realise it, the ripples of this seismic event will filter all the way down to non-league level. Here’s a few thoughts. At the sharp end of the game, there is obviously a huge issue about non-UK players, be they EU-domiciled or outside of the EU. With Brexit, both categories will probably be treated the same – in other words, the queue for “all passports” just got that little bit longer. But you can be assured that … Continue reading So, Brexit…what might it mean for non-league?