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?
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.
Many people fancy themselves good at predicting the outcome of a sporting event. They’re always giving it the big one about how they knew that team would win. Well, in a predictions game that I run with five friends/enemies, there’s no room for hindsight. The original predictions game was on the BBC, but unfortunately, at … More Predicting Football Scores: Luck or Knowledge?
We are only half-way through the season, yet the game tonight between Man City and Liverpool has the ring of a title decider. A win for the Reds (Liverpool) will put them nine points clear of a very inconsistent Tottenham, and ten ahead of Man City, who are the only serious challengers. I realise that there are … More Title Decider?