Issues & Controversies

Has Steve Bruce finally found his calling at Newcastle United?

It is fair to say that Steve Bruce’s appointment at Newcastle United was not a popular one. As the former Manchester United man settled into his 11th management role, the knives were out for him across Tyneside. As fan site…

Barcelona and Real Madrid risk future with Spain tax issues

In Spain is almost always about Barcelona and Real Madrid. We know that by now. They pay the big bucks, bumper contracts worth lots of money. They win nearly all the titles, they dominate in Europe, their fixture tagged the…

Can Liverpool win the Premier League this time around?

So far the new Premier League season has progressed as most observers expected, with Manchester City and Liverpool already proving themselves a class apart from the rest. Liverpool in particular have made a fine start to the campaign, which already…

Racism in football: Why is it worse in Italy?

The ex-England midfielder, Lee Sharpe, who played for Man United for eight seasons, had already hinted the Belgian international would be leaving this summer. In his opinion, United would have to change its tactics, or it should cash in this…

Football Injuries: Causes and How to Prevent Them

Athletes who take part in sports that involve body contact are easily injured in one way or another. With a proper routine and preparation, one can safely avoid any risk of injury. Injuries attained from sports comprise a large number…

High lines and traps: Is the offside rule ruining football?

The offside rule is one of the cornerstones of the modern game. Yet, most often, it seems merely an intrusion of an assistant referee’s judgment into the run of play. The offside rule has a purpose, but is it fulfilling that any longer?

Virgil van Dijk’s transfer fee isn’t a surprise

This week, the footballing world’s collective eyebrows stood firmly raised as Liverpool announced their capture of Southampton’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk for a world record-breaking £75million.

In defence of referees: The most hated men in football

In a sport headed by a self-evidently, almost comically corrupt officiating body, it is surprisingly the referees who encounter the most blame.

Does football suffer from chronic lack of patience?

Nowadays, it would seem that no record is safe. You’re only as good as your last job. Football has begun to suffer from a chronic lack of patience.

The issue of sudden death in soccer and how to counter it

The world’s most popular sport has a big issue – of players suddenly dying on the field. The cases are vast, and they’re depressing.