Rainbow laces: Premier league players can do more

On the 28th  November, after 20 attempts, Australia passed a same sex marriage bill. On the 16th  November, 2015 Ireland did the same. Days like these make you think the world has changed. It has moved on from long held, conservative ideals, that serve to restrict people and make them feel

“I just knew in my bones that I’d get another chance to finish it off,” – Michael Thomas and co captured in new documentary: 89

“Something happened that everybody said was impossible.”  These were the words of Lee Dixon, speaking at the premiere of 89, a new documentary film that tells the story of Arsenal’s fabled last-minute league win over Liverpool in 1989.  Dixon - an executive producer of the film and full back in that championship

Martial Arts in football

After last Thursday’s Europa League fixtures, nobody was talking about football and how good or bad the matches were. The topic that took football fans and the media’s attention was Patrice Evra and his kick to the head of a Marseille fan before Marseille’s game against Vitória de Guimarães in Portugal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8luLHsh-VIE Consequently, UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the former Juventus and Manchester United player. The

Why English fans should welcome Video Assistant Referee

If you opened this article expecting me to say that Video Assistant Referee – commonly called VAR – is going to solve all your problems, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I won’t. Unfortunately, VAR is not the solution to eradicating all mistakes in football – if you think like that, I’m sure you are going to consider it to be a fail soon. By the

China: another planet in the world of football

Football is on the rise in China, with more and more players coming from Europe to join the Chinese Super League. But is China really developing its national football? Or does investment stop at buying up international talent? José Bourbon spoke to Ricardo Figueiredo – a young Portuguese coach currently working at the