“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.”
All articles on the state of football as it is today.
Ex-pros, writers, heroes and me.
“Whereas Sherwood treated the Arteta debate as an open conversation in which it is arguable that Emery could have been destined for success at the Emirates if a certain 90 minutes had gone his way, Melissa Reddy treated the debate as a structured argument . Her reasons for her defence of Arteta were rooted to valued judgements and rationale.”
Reviving the internationals
“The opportunity to compete at an international stage and represent your country is a privilege. That is the basis from which the football authorities must totally rebrand and re-schedule international football. “
The consumer gobble-up: transfers and Adorno
“Football has become entrapped, imprisoned, put in a cage by the ‘(Football) Culture Industry’.”
Refugees and banlieues: on opposite ends of the Champions League final
“Football should be a beacon of hope for aspiring footballers, but also for people from similar backgrounds to work hard to becoming doctors, lawyers or politicians.”
How big is the Champions League?
“‘Chance’ can barely exist in a league where you most often have 38 chances to put it right.”
Why I wanted ‘Project Restart’ to be a failure.
“In a time when loyal fans were already suffering from being ignored and shut out by their owners in favour of more revenue, they have now seen the football community be content with the football being played without them being there.”