Blowing the Whistle: The Psychology of Football Refereeing – Stuart Carrington’s three-part delivery on everything fans and managers need to know about referees

In his book Blowing the Whistle: The Psychology of Football Refereeing, Sports Science lecturer turned referee Stuart Carrington has delved deep into the various mental aspects that go into becoming a football official. Not the most popular in the terraces and usually reluctant from speaking to the media, nobody quite knows

Ajax vs Juventus: Champions League quarter-final preview

Dutch four-time winners Ajax will face Italian Champions Juventus in the quarter finals of the Champions league. The two sides have played each other on 12 occasions in European competitions, most notably in the 1996 Champions league final, where a 1-1 draw resulted in a penalty shoot-out in which the Bianconeri triumphed

Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League quarter-final preview

Liverpool will play Porto in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Reds were the first English side out of the hat and will play their first leg at home to the Portuguese champions on April 9-10, with the return leg scheduled across April 16-17. The winners of the tie will face either

Ex Arsenal ace André Santos reveals strife with “father figure” Wenger and blames serious injury for swift time at Emirates

http://gty.im/160096923 Whenever a high-profile managerial vacancy arises, the name Arsene Wenger is immediately thrust back into the spotlight. In the last three months alone, the Frenchman has been linked with the PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Wenger spent over two decades in north London, guiding Arsenal to a trio of Premier