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Premier League
Raheem Sterling penalty shout v Tottenham reveals important VAR misconception
08:00 Tuesday 4th February 2020

Before the fact, critics opposed to implementing Video-Assisted Review in the Premier League predicted the process would destroy the ‘fabric of the game’. While it’s difficult to argue that the time taken to review decisions…

Premier League
Much ado about nothing; Declan Rice handball more comedy than tragedy
12:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Last spring, a cross whipped into the Manchester City penalty area first found Fernando Llorente’s arm then the net behind Ederson Moraes. Tottenham’s long, lean Spanish forward hadn’t scored often as Harry Kane’s emergency…

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…

International
By the book: Should assistants be permitted to join the manager in the technical area?
17:00 Wednesday 31st October 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…

Youth Scout
Taking Marco van Basten seriously
15:24 Tuesday 31st January 2017

Opening minds in this day and age is even more difficult than unlocking a defense with ten men behind the ball. Those who fear globalization and climate legislation may force uncertain change in their lives are gaining political power, threatening…