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This is part of our efforts to improve football. In this column we discuss the key issues facing football – using more technology, money in the game, diving / simulation, developing young players and football training in general, changes to rules (governing football and clubs) and a lot more.

How football in the UK will be impacted by Brexit

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The referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU) is an important landmark in the country's...

New ruling on 1989 soccer tragedy

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In 1989, 96 soccer fans were tragically and fatally crushed in Sheffield, during a semi-finals match. This has been known as the Hillsborough Stadium...

Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho suspended after failed drug test

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been suspended after the club was notified that he was being investigated over a failed drug test. The doping violation...

Former Premier League referees have urged the Football Association to Consider Introducing Video Cameras

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Referees in professional sports are usually the scapegoats when things go wrong because the decisions that they make have an impact on the result...

FIFA admits World Cup voting was rigged, launches legal battle against corrupt officials

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FIFA has admitted for the first time that World Cup voting was rigged in the past. In legal papers filed in New York, FIFA...

Greek match delayed as players stage sit-down protest over migrant deaths

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It looked like any other football match was going to occur when second division clubs in Greece, AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos met. However, something...

Football’s Approach To Protecting The Health Of Premier League Players

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Their payslips might raise a few eyebrows, but it can’t be denied that few jobs are as physically demanding as that of a Premier...

What Arsene Wenger didn’t say about doping in football

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Arsene Wenger's interview in L'Equipe has been widely quoted in the last 24 hours - it's worth a full read but most people have...

How America Should Fix FIFA

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Over the past month, the United States Department of Justice has dramatically cracked down on corruption that has plagued FIFA, the international governing body...

Away Goals – Relevant in Today’s Game?

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Watching the first leg of the Champions’ League quarter final tie between Atletico Madrid and their city rivals, Real Madrid, you’d be forgiven for...

Could you pass a Premier League club’s fitness test?

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The days of George Best turning up at Old Trafford half-an-hour before kick-off, quickly getting changed into the red of Manchester United and running...

Why Arrigo Sacchi’s Comments Hurt so Much

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Everyone knows that anything that comes after the word “but” is usually going to end badly. “I love you, but…”, “Your work is good,...

FIFA Presidential Election 2015 – Time for a Change of Direction?

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A resounding yes would be the answer to that particular question unless you are one of the Blatter camp. It was Kenny Rogers who...

Advances in Football Technology

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With the current debate about the 2022 World Cup hotting up the topic of football technology centres on two aspects of advancement that will...

Former Premier League Manager Probed In ‘Sexist And Racist’ Text Messages Row

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The Premier League has been hit by another serious scandal. After Andy Gray and Richard Keys' sexist comments and John Terry and Luis Suarez's...

What Football Should Learn From Rugby

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Football or Soccer and Rugby are two completely different games and going in different directions. Despite football being more popular there are many aspects...

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury And Rehabilitation

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Arsenal suffered a huge blow this month after their star winger Theo Walcott was ruled out for rest of the season due to an...

Budweiser: Coach the Coaches

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How do you improve grass-roots football? One of the best ways to ensure that is to train the coaches at lower levels, and when...

Foreigners in Premier League is no problem

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Many fans from England and beyond are tied to a misconception in which the foreign players in the Premier League are doing damage to...

UEFA introduces long-overdue changes to European football

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Tottenham missed out on Champions League qualification in 2011, despite finishing fourth in the Premier League, due to sixth-placed Chelsea winning the tournament. However,...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger wants blood tests to prevent drug cheats

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on FIFA to introduce blood tests to prevent drug cheats from corrupting the beautiful game. Till now, football players...

‘Cultural Lessons’ planned to combat racism missing the point

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Football’s governing bodies are considering giving foreign players cultural English lessons to help eradicate racism from football. It’s difficult to see how such measures...

UEFA pushing for end of third-party ownership of football players – but will FIFA...

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UEFA have revealed that they want to put an end to third party ownership of professional football players. Third party ownership is where an outside...

Clattenburg’s Reputation is Permanently Scarred

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Mark Clattenburg has been cleared by the police and the Football Association of making inappropriate comments to Chelsea players during the Premier League match...

FIFA Laws of the Game: Ambiguity, Uncertainty & Room For Interpretation

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The Laws themselves are often vague or ambiguous, and allow a lot of room for interpretation

Soccer Is America’s Sport of Now

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For more years than most of us would care to remember, soccer has been trumpeted as America’s “sport of the future.” The belief was...

How important is mental strength in modern football?

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There are so many variables that can play their part in deciding whether an individual or team are a success or failure in modern...

Even the Aztecs struggled with linesmen, apparently

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I would like to tell you a little story about a sport I discovered very recently.  It just goes to show that all sport...

The BBC’s Football Coverage Is Appalling

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News broke yesterday of Lee Dixon’s departure from the BBC football punditry team. Now Dixon is by no means a great pundit. He wasn’t...