Category: The Ball

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Peeve Of The Day – Derogatory Nicknames

The first of a new series, in which I make the extent to which I’ve become a grumpy middle-aged man abundantly clear. “Never read below the line,” they say and, whoever they are, they’re...

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Peter Pannu – Please Piss Off

Peter Pannu has his own niche in the moral quagmire into which the higher levels of modern English club football has sunk. In his five years at St Andrews, Pannu has been overpaid and...

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Ched Evans & A Hole Too Big To Be Dug Out From

For Sheffield United Football Club, the timing couldn’t have been much worse. This weekend is a weekend of international football and, since nature abhors a vacuum, there have been plenty of column inches to...

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A Little Love For The FA Cup

We live in an age during which, if I may be permitted to mangle the words of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus for a moment, change is the only constant. Professional football is changing, both...

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The Battle To Save Top Field

It is probably little more than a mere fact of life that, for a football club plying its trade six divisions below the bright lights and hyperbole of the Premier League, national headlines are...

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Radiolab & Association Football

Over the last decade or so, there has been an absolute explosion in the amount of writing and talking about association football, to such an extent that it’s possible to believe that the “market”...