It wasn’t long ago when the entire world of football was calling for VAR (Video Assistant Referee) to be introduced to the game. People were referring to how well it works in other sports, and the reduction of the number of errors being made by officials. Yet, as we start the new season, VAR seems … More Football: VAR From Perfect
As you walk through the entrance, and make your way pitch-side, you are standing at the iconic home of Barcelona, Camp Nou, where a message is looking back at you…Mes Que Un Club – More than a club. Barcelona has a tradition of being the main focal point of the Catalan people, and a symbol … More Football: Mes Que Un…
Only two games into the new season, and Tottenham fans are not impressed, and you can’t really blame them. A lacklustre loss (0-1) at home to Everton, was followed by a 2-1 win in the Europa League, against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv. The English side were losing 1-0 until the 80th minute, in which Plovdiv … More Football: Spurs Need Bale-ing Out
With football kicking off this week, albeit without fans, I thought I would take the time to express some of my predictions for the upcoming season. England Premier LeagueChampion: LiverpoolTop Four: Man City, Chelsea and ArsenalRelegation: Sheffield United, WBA, and FulhamTeam to Watch: Newcastle Utd After Liverpool’s long-awaited success, and a short break due to … More Football: Predictions For Success
With the football season coming to an end – later than expected – it is only right that I announce the inaugural winners of the The Sports Gent (TSG) awards for the 2019/2020 season. The awards will be given in the following categories: Most Entertaining Team of the Season Most Improved Player of the Season … More Football: And The Winners Are…
As the German Bundesliga – and the rest of the world – prepares for the return of some live football, it will undoubtedly be a little disappointing that the fans aren’t allowed to attend the game, and for good reason, too. So, what better way to pay our respects to the people that fill the … More Football: No Fun Without Fans
Football players (that’s soccer for our American English speaking peers) have a reputation for being overpaid, overrated and obnoxious. A feeling that has been emphasised by the media, which forced The F.A. to suggest that players take a voluntary 30% reduction, which was rejected. Such decisions do not really help the ill-feeling towards football players … More Football: Should Players Take a Pay Cut?
A world without sports is something that would have been unthinkable a few months ago. Then Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz started laughing about feeling sick during an NBA pre-match press conference before touching all of the microphones. All fun and games, that’s until Gobert tested positive for the virus less than an hour … More We May Be Back Soon…
Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons, and rightfully so, even if it is quite a few years later than deserved. Before I actually go into that, I want it to be known that I actually like Manchester City as a club, despite what I am going to type, … More Football: A Deserved Ban!
Sometimes we forget as football fans that football players are human beings, too, simply because of how well they get paid. Some of them need a comforting arm around the shoulder, while others react well to a good old rollicking. Unfortunately for Moise Kean, he was on the end of neither. The young Italian striker, … More Football: Not So ‘Kean’ to Play for Big Dunc.