This week, UEFA announced that Manchester City are to be banned from the UEFA Champions League for two years, beginning in summer 2020. The decision was taken after the club was found to have committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's club licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations. Across Europe, fans of rival clubs celebrated City’s demise, … Continue reading FFP is a corrupt scheme that has killed competitive football. Here’s how it did it.
Thomas Hardy’s pessimistic poem, The Darkling Thrush, was written in January 1900 about his feelings at the dawn of a new century. But it comes to my mind as we enter a new decade. Was Hardy right to be so miserable at the thought of what the future might bring? And should we feel the … Continue reading Ten wishes for the new decade
I’m still not quite sure what happened yesterday. My team, Manchester City, drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur. Which is fine, really, in spite of the fact that it was a ludicrously unbalanced match. Truth is, the game was more like Whack A Mole than football. City were utterly dominant throughout yet somehow the Diggers XI … Continue reading VAR – a clear and obvious error