Chelsea say Sarri to Antonio Conte as New Era Dawns at Stamford Bridge

There are few things that typify modern football more than the sight of a new manager holding up the royal blue shirt of Chelsea with a smile hijacked from a dismissed predecessor. The latest in the long list of post-millennial Blues’ managers is Maurizio Sarri, the former Napoli manager and messiah of football hipsters who … Continue reading Chelsea say Sarri to Antonio Conte as New Era Dawns at Stamford Bridge

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The Word is in Motion as England Head to the Semis

As yet another scorching Sunday dawned on England, pubs, bars, gardens and town centres awoke to sticky floors, empty pint glasses and the lingering echo of a cult 1990s track being chanted on loop. In contrast to the blinking, head-pounding sense of regret that often welcomes you into a post-night hangover, today’s realisation was one … Continue reading The Word is in Motion as England Head to the Semis

Penalty Lifted on England as Southgate’s Men Finally Break the Curse

There are some things in football that you never think you will see in your lifetime. Whether it be extortionate transfer fees, smaller teams winning trophies or rags to riches stories, our sport is full of narrative. At the forefront of football sagas is England and penalty shoot-outs. The teasing monkey that has hung for … Continue reading Penalty Lifted on England as Southgate’s Men Finally Break the Curse

Spain Done for Possession as Balance Proves Key in Russia

On Sunday afternoon, the World Cup claimed another high-profile victim as 2010 champions Spain were sent on their way to join Germany, Argentina and Portugal at the departure gate of Sheremetyevo International Airport. If such a narrative wasn’t enough, it was the hosts Russia that sent La Roja on their way, offering yet another thorny … Continue reading Spain Done for Possession as Balance Proves Key in Russia

VIDEO: How VAR Would Have Changed the World Cup’s Greatest Plays

With a large amount of talk surrounding the implementation of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) during the World Cup in Russia this summer, especially given it's success in overturning incorrect decisions, it seems appropriate to share this video from The New Yorker magazine which looks at some famous calls that might have gone another way if … Continue reading VIDEO: How VAR Would Have Changed the World Cup’s Greatest Plays