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New report alleges Qatar’s 2022 bid sought to sabotage Australian and USA efforts

Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup has become even further embroiled in controversy,

With a report from the UK’s Sunday Times claiming that the Qatari team bidding for the tournament ran a secret campaign to sabotage its competitors. (more…)

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2005 Champions League Final – Why Dietmar Hamann’s introduction was so crucial

“In 20 years’ time, that could be us.”

These were the words announced by Rafa Benitez, (more…)

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Three Lions: Refusing to change

For all the money spent on St George’s Park,

Plus the salaries paid to Roy Hodgson and his staff, the one thing missing was a little change in mentality and some common sense. (more…)

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An interesting summer ahead at Derby County

The events of Wembley at the weekend are still sore.

But I’m sure all Rams fans will agree that we can be optimistic about the coming season. (more…)

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England’s dreaming – All those years of hurt

When I was a small boy, there were two scarves hung in my room, Coventry and England.

Club and Country, my footballing legacies for life. (more…)

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UEFA – Where’s your head at?

Let me direct you to a wonderful yet disturbing music video from 2001..

It’s from British electronic dance sensation Basement Jaxx ‘Where’s your head at?’ (more…)

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Has player power gone too far? Who dictates modern day transfers?

In many respects football is a world and a law unto itself.

There is no better example of this than the corrupt and murky realm that is the transfer window. (more…)

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Fickle football

Six months ago Liverpool FC’s season was coming undone before a ball had been kicked.

Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger were both heavily linked with switching Anfield for Eastlands and we would lose our biggest success of our 2011/2012 campaign – our centre-back duo. (more…)

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