Brazil 3-0 Spain. And the hyperbole begins. In the fickle world of football, Spain’s vice-like grip over international football loosened on the last Sunday of June, now over a week ago, as they were comfortably beaten by the powerful and hard-working Brazilians in the final of the Confederations Cup. It’s true, on the night, Spain […]Read more "Adios Spain? Not for the next decade – at the very least"
Despite it being a bright and sunny afternoon at Anfield, where Liverpool played host to Arsenal in the club’s second home game of the 2012/13 season, in metaphoric terms, it was anything but bright and sunny for Liverpool Football Club. The Reds were played off the park by their league rivals and beaten 2-0. We […]Read more "Joe Allen – the best is yet to come"
When Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in January for £8.5 million, not many people foresaw the immediate impact he would make. Quite the opposite, in fact. Many people questioned whether the 20-year old Brazilian would be strong enough to cope with the physical nature of the Premier League. They said that despite possessing plenty of talent, […]Read more "Philippe Coutinho can be the catalyst to a red resurgence"
What do Portsmouth, Leeds United, Rangers and Deportivo La Coruna all have in common? They are all stark reminders of the financial fragility of modern-day football and how quickly the joys of ‘the beautiful game’ can turn sour. The phrase ‘Financial Fair Play’ has been part of football jargon since it was first agreed in […]Read more "‘Financial Fair Play’ in football’s lower leagues"
The issue of racism is seldom from the headlines these days. Over the past year or so, the list of events involving racism goes on and on. Incidents involving players such as Luis Suarez and John Terry, Racist taunts from Serbian spectators at an Under-21 International fixture, and now allegations of a referee making a […]Read more "The ridiculous Clattenburg case and how it might have been avoided"
Published by: Sabotage Times When Sergio Aguero fired home Manchester City’s winner against QPR, the dramatic goal that clinched Man City’s first league title in over 40 years, it was yet again proof that money can buy a club trophies. Manchester City’s owner, Sheikh Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has invested a tremendous amount of money to bring […]Read more "Newcastle and Montpellier prove money isn’t everything in football"
Last week, Robin Van Persie declared it was his intention to leave Arsenal after it “became clear” that he disagreed with the Arsenal chiefs on how the club should move forward. The timing of the announcement and the manner in which it was released would perhaps have surprised and upset Arsenal fans – but in […]Read more "Arsenal should sell Van Persie – and do so quickly"