Brazilian centre forward Jo made a one man bid to introduce a winter break to the English game while he was at Everton, on loan from Manchester City. He flew home for the festive season – and ended any chance … Continue
Can somebody please tell me why, given what Asmir Begovic did to Maxim Choupo-Moting last week, we are not seeing the kind of reaction that exactly the same foul from, say, David de Gea on Firmino the week before, would … Continue
However the Football Association want to dress up their latest feeble attempt to keep up, don’t tell me it has anything to do with transparency!
Having studied the membership of the so-called diving panel set up before the season started, … Continue
It’s World Cup play-off time again and the whole of Denmark will have its eyes on the draw to be made on Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland.
When most people think of the national team, and I mean even non-Danish people, … Continue
Having been lucky enough to play in plenty of Liverpool/Man United fixtures, I imagine it must be a great thrill and an honour when you find out you have been selected to referee one.
There must be the temptation, what … Continue
I defy any manager not to have reacted as Tony Pulis did last week. Having watched helplessly as his West Brom side was denied a penalty and the chance to go a goal up at the Emirates, I sympathised with … Continue
Of the numerous talking points thrown up by the weekend’s Premier League games, my verdict is firmly on the side of the officials and the decisions they came up with, especially the call by Craig Pawson that kept the sides … Continue
One aspect of the panel for retrospective punishment of simulation that I am proud to be a part of this season is something I don’t think has had enough attention drawn to it.
Namely, why is the punishment so different … Continue
Besides two recent high-profile examples of a change in schedules in the world of football, we have just seen the postponement of sporting events in the wake of the tragic loss of life due to the earthquakes in Mexico and … Continue
Might it just be possible, do you think, to inject a word of sense into the current debate over dangerous kicking? Yes, I’ve read the Laws and I get it when it comes to duty of care.
But we seem … Continue