"One would hope that all men privately weeping at home would feel absolved of shame from watching Gazza cry, David Luiz burst into red-eyed tears after defeat to Germany, as well as Beckham, Buffon, or Terry."
"Little is to be known whether this modernity will live on in current times"
"When fans start to come back, the clubs have got to earn them back- and when they’ve got to earn them back, that’s when they look after them better.”
"There’s no reason other than snobbism not to study it in the way you would study theatre or music or literature.”
"if you are of the superstitious kind, you might say that the L-shape is symbolic of the word "lose""
"Salah's (failed) theatrics in the lead-up to the goal was especially entertaining for the keen watcher. "
"Something tending towards the sublime: a short man named Diego Maradona danced- with a football."
"Do I get a say in all this?"
"Poets, dramatists, novelists nor any other artist are not fit for the task of capturing the feelings and emotion in the nanosecond moment when the ball is about to hit the net- neither am I."
"Hector Bellerín and Kieran Tierney wore their shirts tucked in. "