Category Archives: Football Politics

A minute of silence? Thanks, but no thanks.

I wasn’t even born when Margaret Thatcher entered Number 10 for the first time as Prime Minister and I had barely celebrated my third birthday when she resigned in 1990, which, I guess, makes me too young to be considered … Read more…

Posted in Controversy in Football, Football History, Football Politics | 4 Comments

Euro 2012 Special: Hate crime in Ukraine – Will the police look the other way?

UEFA, the governing body of European football comments on their website, “Racism and any other forms of discrimination will never be tolerated. UEFA will not tolerate violence either on the pitch or in the stands. Football must set an example” … Read more…

Posted in Euro 2012, Football Policing, Football Politics, Ukraine | 1 Comment

World Football Special: Is “Death to Arabs” just another football chant?

“Mavet la ‘aravim” is Hebrew for “Death to Arabs” and is regularly chanted at football grounds throughout Israel. It was recently recorded being sung by some fans after a Beitar Jerusalem victory before the same fans turned on a couple … Read more…

Posted in Abuse, Football and Society, Football Chants, Football Politics, Racism in Football, World Football, World football articles | 1 Comment

Premier League players and managers should do their talking on the pitch!

Apparently the favourite topic of conversation in Britain is the weather…but we all know that it is really football. More seems to happen in football on a weekly basis than in episodes of Eastenders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks combined. If … Read more…

Posted in Club Focus, Football, Football Politics, Managers, Premier League, Transfers | Leave a comment

Surely it is time to back Steve Kean Blackburn fans?

It is difficult to understand the ins and outs at a football club unless you actually live and breath that club and go to matches every week. It is also difficult to understand fan opinion and the reasons behind those … Read more…

Posted in Club Focus, Fans, Football Politics, Managers, Owners, Premier League | 3 Comments

Harry Redknapp and the England fiasco – what a mess!

They say 24 hours is a long time in football and there couldn’t be a better cliché to describe the goings on of Wednesday 8th February, a day I am renaming ‘Harry Redknapp day’. I started the day patiently waiting to … Read more…

Posted in England, Euro 2012, Feature Articles, Football Politics, International Football, Managers, the FA, UEFA, World Football | 2 Comments