The death of the international

INTERNATIONAL football is no longer so important for the development of the game. A controversial statement, but the reality is that contests between nations no longer provide us with the inspiration or the progressive thinking that has emerged from pitching the crème de la crème against each other. Consider that in the past, World Cups tried to show us the way forward, point us in … Continue reading The death of the international

Globalisation is killing English football

In 1971, “foreigners” were Scots, Irish or Welsh. In the late 1970s, they became Yugoslav, Argentinian and Dutch. By the 1990s, English football was infiltrated by Danes, Italians, Frenchmen and Germans. And now, English football is truly multi-cultural. Englishmen are in the minority, Scots almost non-existent and as for the Welsh and Irish, where have they all gone? They used to say that every successful … Continue reading Globalisation is killing English football