In Praise Of… Floodlit Football

Since the start of the new season, there has hardly been week go by that hasn’t seen a full roster of midweek matches take place. This, however, hasn’t ever been thus and until surprisingly recently football under floodlights was all but barred by the...

Match Of The Midweek: Fiorentina 2-0 Liverpool

It is a sign of the decline of Italian football in recent years that a trip to Florence at the end of September wasn’t – at least, not before kick-off – a cause of major concern for Liverpool. Ten or fifteen years ago things might have been...

The Ongoing Failure Of The Fit & Proper Persons Test

English football’s “fit and proper persons” test, I would submit, has failed, and here are just four reasons why: 1) Tom Hicks and George Gillett still co-own Liverpool. 2) Sulaiman Al-Fahim owns Portsmouth. 3) The Gods alone know who owns Notts County, even now...