WHEN Arsenal asked to have their big north London derby against Tottenham called off, people were scratching their heads and questioning why it was so late in the day. After all, they only had one (later two) Covid-infected players but … Continue reading Football Media Watch: The Covid call-offs, desire or necessity?
IT still feels like something of a novelty at the moment, but the 2021-22 season has been quite enjoyable so far. It has been great to be back inside stadiums and experiencing a proper matchday atmosphere. But there is something … Continue reading Football and the pandemic: Back in the grounds, maybe – but for how long?
IT has been a dire couple of years for the world and a challenging period for football at all levels. And it seems to be getting worse for the beautiful game – violence off the pitch, financial chaos at many … Continue reading Football thugs, vaccines and 2022
THE long era of growth enjoyed by football looks to be coming to an end judging by the recently published Deloitte Review of Football Finance for 2021. With broadcasting revenues possibly peaking, wages flat-lining, lost revenues due to the covid-19 … Continue reading Football’s bubble is slowly bursting
THE England versus Scotland game ended goalless, a spirited performance from the Scots and a leaden-legged, tired-looking 90 minutes from England. It wasn’t a great game, but for the Scots it was job done. The game showed how players’ fortunes … Continue reading Euro 2020: One week in, have we got Euro fatigue already?
SHOULD Lionel Messi and Barcelona fail to repair their differences over the coming months, and the little Argentinian magician decides to leave Catalonia for a swansong, who will be able to afford him? Messi will be costly, unless he opts … Continue reading The end of transfers as we know them?