Browsing All posts tagged under »Soccer«

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 […]

One of the best…

January 21, 2013


…football chants. “He sh*ts when he wants! He sh*ts when he wants! He’s Jason Puncheon! He sh*ts when he wants!” Bravo Southampton fans, bravo!

Michael Johnson: From future star to free transfer

January 15, 2013


I stumbled across a story today which has received very little mainstream media coverage other than a few, short posts on various sport sections of websites across the internet.  To be quite honest, it’s a sad story for football as a promising, English midfielder falls out of the professional game with little more than a whimper.

Bradford City Dare to dream…

January 9, 2013


Bradford City once again upset all the odds last night as they pulled off a spectacular 3-1 victory in their League Cup semi final first leg tie against Aston Villa. There was an electric atmosphere around Valley Parade similar to that against Arsenal as the fans sang their hearts out in support of the players.  […]

A Forgotten Team: Bradford City Vs Arsenal

December 11, 2012


It has been over a decade since the fans of Bradford City Football Club have had anything to shout about, but that was all to change on the bitterly cold night of 11th December 2012.  Arsenal made the long trip up to Yorkshire for the League Cup quarter-final tie which was broadcast live on Sky […]