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Many of you with any amount of interest in the wonderfully dramatic world of football will undoubtedly have been informed to some extent about the current Suarez racism case in which Luis Suarez, of Liverpool FC, has been convicted of racism by an ‘independent’ FA panel and been handed an 8 match ban alongside an insignificant £40000 fine. I think it is quite reasonable to suggest that the entire case is a bit dubious with a seeming lack of any substantial evidence and opposing team…Continue Reading “Suarez: Misguided Assumptions”

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After a glorious summer evening watching the events at Wembley stadium unfold I can say with utmost confidence and satisfaction that justice has been served. The best team in modern football has come out triumphant against the thugs and louts of Manchester. It would have been a travesty if a team who swears at watching audiences, abuses referees and sings about events of human travesty (Hillsborough disaster chants in the FA youth cup this season) were to win the top trophy in club football and…Continue Reading “They never looked like losing”

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There is a general furore over the amount of money that footballers are paid in the modern era. While there is a great range of wages, from about £10k to £200k for a first team player in the premier league these are still far higher than most other jobs outside of the financial industry. Many argue that health professionals and members of the armed forces should be given a higher wage than footballers as they contribute more to society and in some cases risk their…Continue Reading “Do Football players justify their wages?”

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The football governing body, Fifa, has come into disrepute a significant 3 times in the past 12 months. Firstly there was the sham that was the selection of the world cup hosts for 2018 and 2022 where, amid allegations of corruption and bribery, Russia and Qatar (the later of which has been doubted in it’s ability to even host the tournament due to its environment) came out on top. Secondly there were the Lord Triesman allegations in which the former FA chairman claimed that several…Continue Reading “Crunch Time for Fifa”

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The 2010/2011 season looks to have produced one of the tightest and most exciting relegation battles in Premier League history. With West Ham taking a spot early on last week we now have 2 relegation spots open with 5 teams in a position to fill them. Blackburn, Wolves, Birmingham, Blackpool and Wigan are all in the running to claim relegation with two of the teams playing each other on the final day (Wolves and Blackburn). So who’s likely to go down? and who deserves to…Continue Reading “So who’s in the Championship next season?”