Football: Should Players Take a Pay Cut?

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 Good Summer Ahead for the English (Part Three)

Last Saturday saw the European domestic season come to a close with Liverpool collecting their sixth Champions League trophy, officially making them the third-most successful club in the history of the competition (Real Madrid have 13 titles). Even though the game itself was nothing to shout about, the scenes at the final whistle were incredible. … More A Good Summer Ahead for the English (Part Three)

Football: Could There Still Be All-English Finals?

Via WikiCommons It is crunch time in both the Champions League and Europa League, with the second legs of the semi-final fixtures approaching. Most advocates of the English Premier League would have been expectant of an all-English final in the Europa while being hopeful of one in the Champions League. So far, it isn’t really … More Football: Could There Still Be All-English Finals?

Misunderstanding My A*#e

“Kepaze” Surprisingly, the first word that came into my mind was the Turkish word for “shameful,” and/or “scandalous”. This word has the perfect letters and meaning to describe the actions of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Ironically, Kepa’s surname is very similar to the Turkish word Ariza, meaning “defect”.) Look, we have all have moments in … More Misunderstanding My A*#e