Gamed By The FAI? FIFA & The Irish Question

Gamed By The FAI? FIFA & The Irish Question

The 783rd sub-plot to the current FIFA drama is possibly one of the smallest in pure financial terms, a €5m loan to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). However, the “official” reason exposes yet again (again) FIFA’s appalling lack of spending control and...
The 200% Podcast 14: Here Comes The Summer

The 200% Podcast 14: Here Comes The Summer

After all the excitement of the end of the season, in this morning’s Twohundredpercent podcast we take a look forward to some hopes and dreams for the summer break. You can download the Twohundredpercent podcast by right-clicking and saving here, you can stream...
Two World Cups For The Price Of One

Two World Cups For The Price Of One

FIFA have had a busy post-Congress week. Yes, there’s been “all that Blatter and co stuff.” But we also have two World Cups for the price of one (actually, rather less than one, if the FIFA indictment is true). The Women’s World Cup begins in Canada this weekend. This...
Historical Grievances & FIFA Politics

Historical Grievances & FIFA Politics

For all the simple “good versus bad” narrative that we have heard over the last few days, weeks, months and years on the subject of FIFA and its machinations, it would be understandable if some with a more casual interest in it all were confused than...