“This has left a huge void in the community and the wider football area in our region and I feel it really is a tragedy.” Les Hare, former Chairman of North Ferriby United The reaction of their former chairman at the news that, after eighty-five years, North Ferriby United Football Club would be liquidated was […]Read More Riders on the Storm: Assessing the Wreckage of North Ferriby United, and the Hope that Remains.
“I remember when I got promotion with Notts County, Chelsea offered me a job and I thought a lot about it, turned it down and got the sack six months later. So when people talk about loyalty, I think that is a load of bull.” Neil Warnock Who’d be a football manager? When you’re not […]Read More Should I Stay or Should I Go?: The Dichotomy of Football Management and Loyalty.
The Turkish Süper Lig resumed this week following the winter break, with İstanbul Başakşehir restoring their six point lead over Galatasaray at the top of the table following a 2-0 victory over Kasımpaşa. The upstarts of Turkey’s top flight have garnered plenty of attention from the sports press in Northern Europe, thanks largely to their emergence […]Read More Vulgar Display of Power: The Mystery Surrounding Başakşehir, Champions-Elect of a League in Crisis.
Though its been a relatively quiet January Transfer window with few deals of note being completed, it sadly that doesn’t mean that Jim White and his stupid yellow tie are about to be out of a job. The cowardly Talksport host and face of Sky Sports News’ overblown Transfer Deadline Day – which, to the […]Read More Set Me Free: How To Be A Wantaway Footballer
“Of course it was a slow death. Kaiserslautern is knocked down. But getting back on its feet can be a nice thing to do.” Martin Bader, FC Kaiserslautern Sporting Director It was a moment as inevitable as it was heartbreaking. As referee Guido Winkmann sharply exhaled into his whistle to signal the end of the game, […]Read More Sympathy For The Devils: The Sorry Decline of FC Kaiserslautern.
Football, we’re told, is a team game. Ninety minutes of eleven versus eleven, with the side boasting the greater cohesion, the perfectly executed tactical plan, and the superior team spirit emerging victorious. Which begs the question why, more and more, is the sport becoming dominated by individuals? From a new generation of fans who support […]Read More The Bellend’Or Award 2018
“Entertainment has to be high on the agenda for the new manager. We want to pass out from the back but they have to have a plan B and a plan C if necessary and they’ve got to know how to grind out results when needed.” In a rare on-screen interview with the club’s website, […]Read More There’s More To Life Than This: Why Ipswich Town Should Have No Regrets for Thinking Big.