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“The Football Crash”: Are footballers the bankers of modern sport?, Sport

“The Football Crash”: Are footballers the bankers of modern sport?

For some time now, the headlines about footballers’ wages have seemed oddly familiar; and, with the publication of a new report, the analogy has finally become clear.

By | Sport | Monday, 20 August 2012 at 10:51 am

Roy Hodgson appointed England manager: Today’s press reaction, Football

Roy Hodgson appointed England manager: Today’s press reaction

Fabio Capello was once mocked up as a donkey, Steve McClaren was the Wally with the Brolly, Sven-Goran Eriksson was stitched up by the Fake Sheik, Glenn Hoddle was compared to Mystic Meg, Graham Taylor was a turnip. How will Roy Hodgson be portrayed?

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at 2:18 pm

Why the pressure is on Roy Hodgson to perform at Euro 2012, Football

Why the pressure is on Roy Hodgson to perform at Euro 2012

When it was assumed Redknapp would be given first refusal on the England job, there was a consensus that this summer’s European Championships would represent a tournament without pressure. Roy Hodgson will not be afforded that luxury.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 30 April 2012 at 1:36 pm

What’s the best age to be an England manager?, Sport

What’s the best age to be an England manager?

Harry Redknapp said last week that the England manager role is “an older man’s job”. Is he right?

By | Sport | Monday, 19 March 2012 at 12:03 am

Why is the lifespan of an England shirt getting shorter?, Sport

Why is the lifespan of an England shirt getting shorter?

The FA were forced to defend the decision to change the England home kit this week after it was confirmed that the national team will be wearing a new shirt when they take on Holland at Wembley at the end of the month.

By | Sport | Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 5:01 pm

John Terry: How Sarah Palin got it right, Notebook

John Terry: How Sarah Palin got it right

It’s been a notable week for the loss of titles: first Fred Goodwin, formerly a knight of the realm, and now John Terry, formerly captain of England. The news has only just broken, but it seems as though the attention around his July 9 trial – for the alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand – proved too much of a distraction for the FA leading into this summer’s European Championships.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Sport | Friday, 3 February 2012 at 2:23 pm

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter, Sport

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter

Any club who fails to secure promotion may well undertake a review of the Commission’s ruling on QPR.

By | Sport | Monday, 9 May 2011 at 3:26 pm

FA take note – RFU approach to Mark Cueto kept discipline in-house, Sport

FA take note – RFU approach to Mark Cueto kept discipline in-house

Mark Cueto, the Sale Sharks and England wing, recently appeared before a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary tribunal in Liverpool on a charge of making contact with the eye region following a clash with Northampton Saints lock Christian Day. Cueto pleaded guilty to the offence and received an 18-week ban.
After an appearance earlier [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:28 pm

Who’d be a referee? How about you, Sport

Who’d be a referee? How about you

Do you ever find yourself complaining that the referee needs glasses? Or that the manager doesn’t know what he’s doing? Well perhaps there’s something you could do about it.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 5:31 pm

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