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…
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?
Look at the following three sets of players that I played with in order to try and identify which footballer I am. The level of difficulty will increase with each question. Easy I played with the following players: Carlos Tevez ARG 🇦🇷 Dimitar Berbatov BLR 🇧🇾 Wayne Rooney ENG 🏴 Paola Dybala ARG 🇦🇷 Karim … More Fun and Games: Who Am I?
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…
I’m as surprised as anyone else after hearing that Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked. However, the true shock is more in the choice of replacement and the speed in which it all happened. It’s very rare for such events to be handled so efficiently, but then again majority of the time Daniel Levy, Tottenham chairman, … More The “Special One” is Back
With the final group games taking place over the next few days, let’s have a look at which nations have booked their place in the Euro 2020 Finals, and which are yet hoping to get there, either via the groups or the playoffs (another money making scheme for football that will take place at a later … More Euro Qualifiers: What’s Left to Play For