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
IN THIS globalised age, football clubs have strayed a little from their original roles as standard bearers for their home towns and cities. They are no longer uniquely British, they are worldwide sporting entities with fans across all continents. With … Continue reading How English is your club, and is it important?
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…
I SPENT much of the mid-1970s walking around in an orange adidas t-shirt, a tribute to the Dutch national team of the period, and in particular, Johan Cruyff. In some ways, I was ahead of my time, because donning sportswear … Continue reading The past was orange and European, the future grey and isolated
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