Racism is still football’s biggest epidemic

5 months have passed since FIFA disbanded its anti-racism task force – on the basis that its ‘mission’ had been fully completed. You would assume that combating one of the biggest epidemics in football would require more than 3 years of work, and yet, here we are. If only it was that simple. Only last week, Partizan Belgrade player Everton Luiz left the field in … Continue reading Racism is still football’s biggest epidemic

The Bastian effect?

It would be fair to say that Bastian Schweinsteiger has not enjoyed the greatest start to his season. Exiled from the Manchester United first team follwoing the arrival of Jose Mourinho, the former German international has found himself training with the under 23s. However, as we head into winter and the weather begins to change, it seems as if the same is happening with Schweinsteiger’s fortunes. … Continue reading The Bastian effect?

England. What did we learn from last night?

It may have only been a friendly but there were some key points that need to be raised after last night’s game. The old cliche of football being a game of two halves was inherently true last night. England’s 4-1-2-1-2 diamond formation in the first half was simply not effective and here’s why; Phil Jones. The young man doesn’t belong in midfield. He looked like … Continue reading England. What did we learn from last night?