Tag: football


Football: More than just a game and a welcome return to part of normality

With the Bundesliga back, Tom Cunningham highlights just how important it is, even though it’s not the same.

A journey through the history of football technology

Spencer Buchan, Managing Director of AVC Immedia and part of the team that has developed VAR for FIFA, has a look at technology in football.


Football in North Korea

Chris Nichols delves into the crazy, unknown world of North Korean football.

Watch: Super dad recreates live match for blind son on small football pitch printout

Admirable father recreates the game for his blind son on a small football pitch, resulting in one of the most touching clips you’ll ever see.


Watch: Two parents get in brutal fight at junior football match

Parents on the sidelines at a football match are pretty much capable of anything. From axe wielding fathers (yes, it happened during my brother’s Saturday football days in south west London), to worried mothers demanding the o


The Premier League’s huge TV rights deal in China

The Premier League has grown from strength to strength over the past couple of decades and the amount of revenue generated through selling TV rights across the world has never been higher. Over the last few years, the popula


Watch: Serbian fourth division player with possibly the worst miss of all time

There have been some terrible misses in football over the years. From the likes of Rocky Baptiste (if you know, you know!), Chris Iwelumo and Emile Heskey, the list is endless. There’s a new contender in town (well, somewhere


Wigan Athletic’s managerial dilemma – Thoughts on Gary Caldwell, Warren Joyce and more

Gary Caldwell was sacked as Wigan Athletic manager on Tuesday last week after just two wins in 14 games this season. Last season’s League One title was not enough to save the Scot, for whom the Championship ha


Do world class managers guarantee success?

So Euro 2016 has ended and all eyes will now be cast keenly back to the upcoming Premier League campaign. In a tournament that may not go down as one of the most exhilarating, one thing was an ever-present –


My experience at Euro 2016

It is perhaps only an England fan who can so easily draw parallels between the buckling of a collapsible stool in an Airbnb apartment under the weight of a friend’s (over)zealous patriotism, and his team’s own collapsible defen


Euro 2016 draws closer as teams touch down in France

With the much anticipated Euro 2016 tournament finally set to kick off this week, with hosts France taking on Romania in the opening fixture, teams having started to arrive in France with the possibility of filling their hotel s


Euro 2016: The best team you’ve never seen

So that’s it, the season’s over and what a season it’s been. Fortunately, the excitement doesn’t end here for the summer. Fans up and down the Continent can now cast their eyes towards France and the prospect of this y


Betting on the Asian Champions League

Like everywhere else in the world, football is very popular in Asia. Asia has the most populous of the six FIFA confederations, with Asia making up a full half of all footballers, all over the world. In the AFC, there


Herbert Chapman: The man who transformed Huddersfield Town

What if I told you that Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool weren’t the first clubs to have a trophy run? What if I told you that it was a club that most people outside of the town don’t speak of?


China: Super League or superficial?

The Chinese Super League, or the CSL as it’s known, was formed in 2004 as part of a scheme to rebrand Chinese football away from the original Jia-A League. The idea was to put in place a sustainable structure that