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World Cup
Concussions at the World Cup: Where is FIFA's head at?
12:00 Thursday 28th June 2018

Here’s an embarrassing story about me.  When I was 11, I tried to emulate David Beckham by cutting stylish slits into my eyebrows. My effort was unsuccessful. The end result of my ill-fated attempt to mimic Mr Spice was, in…

European Football
Why UEFA leagues should steer clear of wage caps
12:00 Saturday 2nd June 2018

If sport is a microcosm of life why do American competitions embrace socialism while football in Europe is ruthlessly capitalist? There’s no promotion or relegation in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. On the business side, owners act in concert…

Youth Scout
NHL's experience warns FIFA not to overdo VAR
15:00 Monday 5th June 2017

Video assisted review is coming to a top flight football league near you. VAR has its benefits but is hardly ideal, as recent National Hockey League offside rulings prove. Among major stateside sport competitions, hockey most resembles football.…

Ibra's Ban Being Lemons, Manchester United Must Make Lemonade
14:30 Wednesday 8th March 2017

Manchester United and Bournemouth didn't exactly enjoy a pleasant walk in the park last Saturday, although you wouldn't be able to tell from key players' comments afterward or the three-match ban assessed its star striker which finds United…

Premier League
Southampton FC may be employing the world's best hockey coach
14:03 Monday 3rd October 2016

Thursday evening, while Southampton's Saints languished in the Promised Land, escaping with a nil-nil draw against Israelis side Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League, their chairman was 9300 kilometres away preparing a much more spirited…