The disconnect between the reality of the professional footballer’s relationship with the game and the package that we are sold is one of the greatest disconnects between the reality of the game and the mental image of it that we are expected to swallow.
Yearly Archive: 2013
Cardiff City gave their supporters the opportunity to vote on which shorts the team should wear next season. It’s not democracy. It’s not supporter engagement. If it’s anything at all, it’s an insult to the intelligence of the supporters of the club.
In the week when Everton supporters have been up in arms about their club badge being changed without consultation, our resident cartoonist Dotmund has been plundering around in the bins at the graphic design agency to see what else could be in the offing.
Mark Murphy went to see England play Ireland at Wembley expecting the worst but ended up passing a perfectly pleasant evening.
A combination of “banter” and anti-Islamic paranoia made one banner at the Scottish Cup final considerably more famous than it would otherwise have been.
A lot has been said about what the effects might be of leaving the Ricoh Arena this summer on Coventry City Football Club, but if they were to decamp to Walsall, what might be the adverse effects on their host club? Tom Lines is uneasy at the idea of the Sky Blues coming to stay.
Like it or not, the 2013 Champions League final was a reminder of what football can be and what it might yet be again across Europe.
The Premier League is chock full of little known traditions that it maintains to this day. I’m not certain that this is actually one of them.