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The Football Lawyer: What would the true cost of moving the 2022 World Cup to winter be?, Football

The Football Lawyer: What would the true cost of moving the 2022 World Cup to winter be?

Sponsors and rival tournaments could be in line for compensation, while holding the Qatar tournament in the summer poses other costly problems.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 29 August 2013 at 12:29 pm

Video games are good for you!, Bytesize

Video games are good for you!

Bigger than the cinema box office, bigger than music and bigger than books, the video games industry is big business. Global software revenues exceed £30 billion a year, and are predicted to rise to nearly £60 billion a year by 2015. Yet its growth and success are little known. Games are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 1:04 pm

Daily Express, Dutch, BMX, Royal Mail, FIFA, Little London Girl, Notebook

Daily Express, Dutch, BMX, Royal Mail, FIFA, Little London Girl

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 10:46 am

Nicklas Bendtner’s fine: UEFA’s approach to racism isn’t hypocritical – it’s all part of the package, Notebook

Nicklas Bendtner’s fine: UEFA’s approach to racism isn’t hypocritical – it’s all part of the package

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined 100,000 euros and banned for one match for showing his pants. A much-retweeted sardonic comment laid it out thus: “UEFA fines: £45,000 Spain 2004 (racism); £16,500 Serbia 2007 (racism); £10,000 Croatia 2008 (racism). €100,000 Bendtner (exposing pants).”

By | Notebook, Opinion, Sport | Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at 11:19 am

Sepp Blatter: Penalty shoot-outs must remain, they’re football’s great leveller, Football

Sepp Blatter: Penalty shoot-outs must remain, they’re football’s great leveller

As England supporters, we should scorn at any such deciding factor within football. On so many occasions have we watched our team fall foul at a single kick of a football.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 25 May 2012 at 3:29 pm

Victor Buhler tells us why African football is “beautiful”, Film

Victor Buhler tells us why African football is “beautiful”

Award winning film-maker Victor Buhler talks to Christian Adofo about his new film, “The Beautiful Game”, football in Africa and his hopes for the continent’s future.

By | Film, Football, Notebook | Thursday, 3 May 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hurricane Blatter meets English tumbleweed, Opinion

Hurricane Blatter meets English tumbleweed

Two of the Premier League’s biggest stars are alleged to have made racist comments. With these cases pending, it’s easy to see why the Premier League released such a colourless statement.

By | Opinion, Sport | Friday, 18 November 2011 at 12:31 pm

Blatter, race, and status quo, Sport

Blatter, race, and status quo

You see, on one level, what Blatter said can be laughed off as the fumblings of an out-of-touch fool. “Rise above it”, etc. Except you can’t rise above it, and that’s the whole point. Blatter is the top dog.

By | Sport | Thursday, 17 November 2011 at 11:34 am

Mikel Arteta top scores as Jack Wilshere returns to action (sort of), Sport

Mikel Arteta top scores as Jack Wilshere returns to action (sort of)

We get the footballer reaction on Twitter to Fifa 12.

By | Sport | Thursday, 29 September 2011 at 1:44 pm

FA to hire anti-corruption experts to cope with match-fix threat, Sport

FA to hire anti-corruption experts to cope with match-fix threat

The Football Association’s concerns over gambling-related corruption has prompted the governing body to hire external expert advisers to deal with the threat.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 at 12:55 pm

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