Month: May 2019

Josep Guardiola

Josep Guardiola Sala, in my opinion, is currently one of the greatest football managers, if not the greatest. He has shown this multiple times this season, not only through his success with Manchester City but through the respect he shows everyone and his unending attention to detail. Be mindful that this is a completely unbiased …

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The Play-Offs

I recently wrote a blog directed at the deplorable Hyundai A-League finals here Australia and its inability to reproduce the emotion that a relegation/promotion system produces. A promotion and relegation system introduces additional aspects to the game with one of the most dramatic being the play-offs. For those of you who are unaware, the play-offs …

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Corporate Football

Slowly the life is sucked out of football, each and every season. It is obvious to me that if we don’t act, we will lose everything we love about the game. I do at times wonder whether or not I share this negative, abstract view of the future of football with anybody else, but then …

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Jubilation. Despair.

Its funny, this game what we call football, how it has the ability dictate our emotions. One moment we’re cheering, laughing and screaming at the top of our lungs about how much we love our football club. The next, we’re screaming profanities at everything around us, blaming the match officials for giving a questionable penalty …

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The Finals.

We are currently in the midst of the A-League Final series. So, why do we have them? In my opinion, they’re completely unfair and an utter waste of time. Every season I find myself asking the same question as to why Australia has an unhealthy fascination with finals in sports, and the more I think …

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Unnecessary Sportsmanship.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, ‘sportsmanship’ is described as, “Fair and generous behaviour or treatment of others, especially in a sporting contest.” But who is obligated to show sportsmanship and is it necessary all the time? Let me give you my opinion on sportsmanship in football. I feel that I need to highlight the fact …

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