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State of the Game

In the editorial of issue 10 of The Blizzard, Jonathan Wilson wrote of football entering its 3rd age. The following are a few thoughts on that statement. Football in the Age of Money In the editorial for issue 10 of the Blizzard, Jonathan Wilson wrote: Football has entered its 3rd age. It has gone from…

Fever Pitch: 20 Years On

Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch is widely considered to mark the beginning of a new football writing and how people regard football and how they talk about it. A short review. In the Beginning there was Fever Pitch It has become common sense that Hornby's seminal work has initiated a new wave of football writing. In…

UEFA’s Double Standards at Euro 2012

UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe has been rightly accused of using double standards. And more importantly, become ever more like FIFA, the world's governing body of football which has been criticized for various reasons over the last years, corruption just being one of them. Double Standards When Michel Platini became head of…

UEFA's Double Standards at Euro 2012

UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe has been rightly accused of using double standards. And more importantly, become ever more like FIFA, the world's governing body of football which has been criticized for various reasons over the last years, corruption just being one of them. Double Standards When Michel Platini became head of…