Football Devotion: Religious or Tribal?

Xingu Tribe, courtesy of demontix.com

I have heard it said that it is easier to change your religion than it is to change your allegiance to a football team.  Having thought about it, I am inclined to say that the statement is true.  In my […]

Soccer Match Fixing, the Mafia, and the Rest of Us

The Godfather, courtesy of entrepreneurialambitions.com

  I don’t know if anyone caught it, but apparently a crime syndicate has been fixing football matches. The press, pundits, ex-players and seemingly everyone is shocked and dismayed by this revelation. What revelation would this be then? Footballers and […]

Spitting Popov is not the Exception

Goran Popov allegedly spits at Kyle Walker, courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

    I’ve always seen West Bromwich Albion  as a well run club, but with the shenanigans that have gone on in the past couple of weeks, I’ve changed my mind.  After the well documented Peter Odemwingie saga, we can […]

The End is Now in Sight for Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne, courtesy of funguidetofootballculture.com

Paul Gascoigne will be remembered as one of English football’s greatest talents, although he never reached his full potential because of alcoholism. Gascgoine played for Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers, Everton and Middlesbrough. As an England International, he is […]

Joe Hart Needs His Head Examined – Not Shampooed

Joe Hart, courtesy of metro.co.uk

  Time was when a goalkeeper was seen as the tough, last-line of defence. There are many examples throughout football history of extraordinary feats of goalkeepers putting their bodies on the line to save their teams. Probably the most famous […]

QPR Owner May Require Overdraft

Tony Fernandes, courtesy of zigwheels.com

  As far as I can see, Tony Fernandes seems a decent enough bloke.  He is also a good business man, having made a reputed £450 million ($710 million).  But by the time the January transfer window finally closes, that […]

I Don’t Begrudge David Beckham One Penny

David Beckham, courtesy telegraph.co.uk

David Beckham has earned a veritable fortune from football, and I say good luck to him because he has truly earned it.  It is not by chance that he has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan – arguably […]

British Footballers Can Outdo Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli, courtesy of nathenamin.com

Although it must have been frustrating to manage and play with Mario Balotelli, his antics are going to be missed, as there are few characters left in English football that can raise a laugh.  The majority of them are just […]

Grading Every Team in the English Premier League

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No Place for Obama in West Ham Celebrity X1

Katy Perry in West Ham Basque, courtesy of newkits.co.uk

  Owing to the continual rise of football’s popularity, we now have to put up with so-called celebrities nailing their new found allegiances to the proverbial mast. As soon as Barack Obama won the election, twitter was full of tweets […]

Mutiny Threatens West Ham’s Place In Premier League

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Two of West Ham’s summer signings, Mohamed Diame and Alou Diarra, are causing disruption in the camp at a time when everyone associated with the club should be pulling together. The Hammers’ return to the Premier League began well, but […]

Frank Rijkaard’s Star is Fading Fast in International Soccer

Frank Rijkaard spits at Rudi Voller, courtesy of addedminutes.wordpress.comShare

  The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has fired Frank Rijkaard, after his side’s dismal showing at the Gulf Cup, the region’s top tournament. Rijkaard once had the football world at his feet. He was the man that took over at […]