Browsing All posts tagged under »Football«

Breaking up is hard to do: Disbanding the history boys

August 8, 2014


Bradford City FC captured the hearts of the football world back in 2013. The Bantams embarked upon one of the greatest cup run’s ever seen in the history of English football.  It was a run that lead them above and beyond the behemoths of the Premier League, past League Two minnows and right to the […]

What next for Ravel Morrison?

July 30, 2014


Sir Alex Ferguson described him as the “best kid he’s ever seen” and for the first 6 months of the 2013-14 season, it seemed that after a troubled past, Ravel Morrison was beginning to live up to his star billing.

Stupid Youth and Second Chances

December 3, 2013


On 1st September 2012, a highly promising, young footballer made a grave mistake that was to have the most dire of consequences.

Are you a football hipster?

October 29, 2013


Ever wanted to know if you’re a true football hipster?  Well, today was your lucky day!  The Guardian’s most recent quiz allows individuals to determine just how much of a football hipster they are, simply by answering a few questions online.

Shaking Football’s Corporate Monster

October 22, 2013


This article originally appeared on these Football times. European football fans will seldom need reminding of the incident in the Champions League tie between Swiss League champions FC Basel and Schalke 04 of Germany’s Bundesliga early in October.

Premier League Preview 2013/2014

August 12, 2013


For my first ever blog post on The Playmaker, I wrote a Premier League Preview piece and as we approach the start of another campaign in the top division, I thought it would be fitting to go back to where I started and write a preview for the coming season.

The Football Business, Club Ownership and the Measurements of Success?

May 15, 2013


The academic publishing industry was not exactly a place I expected to find much in the way of football writing or sport in general to be perfectly honest. But to my surprise, I recently found that Emerald do publish some sport related content. Sport, Business and Management (SBM) is one of the more interesting journal […]

One Mans Dilemma with the Modern Football Boot

March 10, 2013


The football boot… a commodity that has seen dramatic changes over the years and is in constant state of development in the modern game. From metatarsal protection to studs versus blades and the myriad of other “technical innovations” incorporated by manufacturers over the years, the variation in the football boot market is astounding.

Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich: Arsenal, Arsene & Austerity

February 19, 2013


“In Wenger we rust…”  As the pressure mounts on long time manager Arsene Wenger, this is the phrase coined by a contingent of the Arsenal faithful.  The Gunners have endured a relatively poor campaign in the Premier League this season as well as two premature and embarrassing exits from the domestic cup competitions. Arsenal were dumped out of the […]

Neil Lennon and a conference call

January 25, 2013


Celtic boss, Neil Lennon provided a moment of light hearted humour in his latest press conference following the Scottish sides 4-1 victory over Motherwell. Lennon was interrupted by a mobile phone which began to ring halfway through an answer to a question regarding his team’s performance.  The phone turned out to belong to the chief […]