Despite its best efforts, international football still faces indifference outside of major tournaments, with the third break of season met with the usual sighs, tuts and eyerolls from certain quarters. Fortunately for UEFA, Theresa May was happy to step in this week and release details of her final withdrawal deal from the EU to distract […]Read More A New England. UEFA Nations League Hitters & Shitters.
“Kosovo loves and lives for football, and you can feel the people’s pride wherever you go. We want to use that quality, composure and passion to make progress, but it won’t happen overnight.” Bernard Challandes’ call for caution after picking up back-to-back victories in his first two games in charge of the Kosovo national team […]Read More From Chaos to Playoffs: The Meteoric Rise of the Kosovo National Team.
The second international break of the 2018/19 season arrived this weekend like an untimely bout of hemorrhoids, just as the European club season had started to get into full swing. Not even an unseasonally balmy Saturday afternoon could ease the absence of top flight football, while fans of non-league clubs had to put up with fairweather […]Read More Can’t Stop The Rock: UEFA Nations League Hitters & Shitters
History was made this week as F91 Dudelange became the first team from Luxembourg to compete in the group stage of the Europa League since the competition’s rebrand in 2009. Not only a momentous occasion for the small town on the French border, it also heralds the latest chapter in one of European football’s most […]Read More Pass The Duchy: F91 Dudelange and The Rise of Football in Luxembourg.
Now we’re in that strange period of limbo in which the international break hasn’t quite finished and the full programme of club football is still a few days away, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on England’s post-World Cup comedown against Spain, and catch-up with the progress of the youngsters that enjoyed a record breaking […]Read More Still Waiting: Why England’s future stars won’t be thrust into the limelight.