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Tactical Analysis
New IFAB rule changes has more downsides than upsides
17:05 Sunday 10th March 2019

Changes are inevitable in life. Similarly, changes are happening in football. Be it change in rearguard at the top, a power shift in top leagues or in the record transfer fee. Come next season, however, new modifications are being made to the…

International
Equal Time: Why is the clock more sacred than the game?
17:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

FIFA presides over football. IFAB legislates it. In other words, the latter writes the rules, the former enforces them. So far, neither group has found a solution to time-wasting that doesn't offend the game's purists. Maybe it's…

International
By the book: Would rugby sin bins work in football, too?
17:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

International
By the book: What if there was no offside below the 18-yard-box?
17:00 Thursday 1st November 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

Usa
How Paul Pogba proves the United States can win the World Cup
17:00 Friday 28th September 2018

People like to believe athleticism transcends individual sports. It’s not untrue. Athletes on both sides of the Atlantic have excelled at more than one sport. Ron Tindall played football for Chelsea, West Ham, Reading and Portsmouth from…

International
FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

Video Games
Review: Pro Evolution Soccer - can this be the year the game tops the charts?
08:00 Tuesday 11th September 2018

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 has a head start in the annual battle to be the year’s top football video game, but has it done enough to lift the trophy? PES v FIFA, a battle for the ages that has gone on now for nearly two decades. In the…

Football
Why Luka Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or
17:00 Monday 3rd September 2018

When the final nominees for 2018’s Ballon d’Or are announced, Luka Modric will be among the favourites to plunder the coveted golden football. At long last, the Croatian mighty midfielder is getting the accolades he deserves. Ballon…

Bundesliga
Is Bibiana Steinhaus the perfect referee?
09:00 Friday 24th August 2018

It’s said the best referee is the one you don’t notice. If that’s the case, Bibiana Steinhaus did an excellent job in her first Bundesliga season. She prefers anonymity despite deserving recognition. Not only is she quietly…

World Cup
When it comes to concussion, FIFA are slow learners
09:30 Thursday 12th July 2018

Times change but not always fast enough. When I was a child, Dean Martin’s show was one my mother, aunts and grandmothers would never miss. This is the variety show I’m talking about, not the Celebrity Roast, although they loved…

World Cup
Japan qualifying on FairPlay is a footballing outrage
12:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Japan, one thing will strike you more than the dazzling architecture, natural beauty and cultural history. The Japanese people, by and large, are the politest in the world. Just as their football team…

World Cup
The good and no-good dirty low down on each group for World Cup Match Day 3
08:00 Monday 25th June 2018

Nothin' you can't handle Nothin' you ain't got Put your money on the table  And drive it off the lot Turn on that old love light  And turn a "maybe" to a "yes" Same old schoolboy game got you into…

Opinion
Referbees
17:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

Who’d be a referee, eh?  That’s what we say when a referee is being vilified in the press, verbally assaulted by a player, smeared by a manager or physically attacked during a Sunday League fixture in London. Who in…

Video Games
FIFA 18: Manchester FUT Champions Cup this weekend
09:00 Saturday 14th April 2018

Competitive FIFA hits Manchester this weekend as professional players from all over the world head to the United Kingdom for their shot at a $200,000 prize pool. Esports have never been bigger and for football, FIFA 18 has never seen numbers…