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USSF Curbs Players’ Right To Free Speech

American life is filled with political irony and hypocrisy. People electing an opportunistic billionaire who has routinely failed to pay contractors, entered into multiple bankruptcies, hired foreign workers, and swindled retirees because they want someone who will keep his promises to create jobs, balance the budget, and build a wall to keep Mexicans from stealing their jobs is merely the most obvious example. Then there ... Read More »

We’re all Leeds, aren’t we?

I’m not sure when it started but I remember being aged about 13 and stealing the colour posters of the squad which were included in the Yorkshire Evening Post’s I was supposed to deliver. Whilst most girls had the bedrooms adorned with posters of New Kids on the Block and Jason Donovan I had Chris Kamara, David Batty and Gary ... Read More »

The Leeds Ladies story – Part 2

When Massimo Cellino decided that Women’s league football was not part of the plan for Leeds United Football Club he cut the team loose. They could not play under the name or the badge. They could not be part of The Leeds United Foundation (LUFC’s charity arm of the club) and they could not have access to their training facilities, ... Read More »

Hope Powell: The first woman to nearly coach a male team

Hope Powell loved the game, felt the game, and loved participating inside of the game. There is nothing overrated about the ex-England coach, but I wonder if she would have gotten the position as a League Two manager? A question that lost its luster back in 2009 was, ‘would Hope Powell be managing League Two Outfit – Grimsby Town?’ Footballers ... Read More »

The curious case of Manchester United and Women’s Football

I doubt that it has escaped your attention, but women’s football has grown in popularity, both in viewership, and participation, in the last 18 months. Doubtless, much of this increased popularity can be traced back to the success of the England Women’s Football Team at the last World Cup, who bettered anything accomplished by their male counterparts on foreign soil by ... Read More »

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