Are we all racist?

Paul Ince is the latest player to weigh in on the Lukaku chant. The former Manchester United man doesn’t think it’s racist. Clearly Paul Ince hasn’t picked up a dictionary (Oxford definition below). The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish…

Disturbing Punditry.

The fallout from Sadio Mane’s red card has been extremely disturbing. Gary Neville has once again lead a furious charge against the referee. Apparently he ruined the spectacle in upholding a law that exists to keep players as safe as possible. What has been most disturbing about the fallout is the lack of humanity with…

The two Jamies.

I love football. But as any responsible adult would say, ‘there is a time and a place for it.’ Unfortunately, for now at least, that time and place does not come immediately after the final whistle has been blown. ‘The pundits get too much air time.’ My mum used to say, and I used to…

Why Neville is wrong about the OX.

  Gary Neville’s at it again. The formerly interesting pundit has decided to make a jibe at Oxlade Chamberlain. We feel this latest headline grabbing rant epitmoses Neville’s refusal to take a more considered approach. The Sky Sports mercenary has suggested that the Ox wont make Liverpool’s starting eleven. What we’re saying is that’s just…

Pep. Please Watch Wenger.

Arsenal’s performance against Liverpool may have been somewhat embarrassing, but the Gunners still gave us an outstanding show on Sunday. This particular show happened off the pitch. I am of course talking about Arsene Wenger’s post-match interview with SkySports (video below). Despite having witnessed the total annihilation of his team, Wenger kept his cool, answered questions…

Stream football in a foreign language.

  Why you should watch football with the volume off. A few years ago I lived in Germany (Berlin, because I’m well edgy). It was the European championships, and there were pop-up sports bars on every street corner (so edgy, right?). It was actually really nice (he whispered, emitting a breeze of flat white coffee…

Chelsea grovel to China.

Oh dear, Chelsea. Another racism scandal? What a pickle. How shall we go about handling this one? Of course, it’s important to consider the values and ethics you hold as a club as well as how and why another one of your players has gone about offending an entire group of people. I’m sure that’s…

Stormzy + Lukaku = Shut Up.

Stormzy? Lukaku? Lukaku? Stormzy? Grime MC? Footballer? No doubt you’ve seen the recent mix-up between Romelu Lukaku and Stormzy on the back of the Irish Herald. An innocent mistake? Or something a little more insidious? Well, like most things in life the truth is most likely somewhere in-between. Rather than produce more click-bait content about what…

Britain vs. Rest of the world.

Martin Samuel recently expressed his views in his Daily Mail column in relation to the general perception of Paul Clement, Swansea City manager, against Marco Silva, Hull City manager (at least for now). It seemed to me to be a rather bitter attack on the general stigma that attaches itself to British managers – “why…

Steven Gerrard Bans Lollipops

Daniele De Rossi would like to take a baseball bat to the teeth of young players who use Instagram in the changing room… Breaking News: Old man doesn’t understand young people. Meanwhile in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is planning on stamping out lollipops, Cruyff turns and any form of expression in the Liverpool academy. More Breaking…

The Only Way is Billericay.

Spoiler alert. This is the best story in football. Ever. Billericay Town FC have been making a fair bit of noise recently. Essex based millionaire Glenn Tamplin bought the Ryman League outfit in December 2016. Since then quite a bit has happened. Here’s a quick recap: Tamplin has pumped over £10,000 a week into the…

The disease of me

Claudio Ranieri has been sacked and Gary Lineker is reportedly devastated. Lineker shouldn’t feel embarrassed for shedding a tear over the Leicester City manager’s sacking. A whole host of ex-players, managers and pundits took to Twitter to vent their frustration with the state of English football. What is happening to our beautiful game? Well, if…