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

Behind the New Technologies used at the 2018 World Cup

With the 2018 World Cup in full swing, and thoughts of recreating the magic of 1966 rushing through everyone’s head, it seems an appropriate time, amongst all the drama and excitement on the field, to take a look at some of the ground-breaking technological changes both on and off the pitch. VAR It’s impossible to … Continue reading Behind the New Technologies used at the 2018 World Cup

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