Category Archives: Football

What’s in a (Brand) Name?

As I’m sure everybody has noticed, there is a long-running trend for people to wear the waistband of their underwear above their jeans, displaying a brand label. Mention this exposure to them and they’ll tell you “it’s fashion.” It’s not, … Continue reading

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High Stakes & Low Returns

So now footballers in the higher leagues have been found to be involved in the match-fixing scandal. Who would have thought it? It was already utterly incomprehensible that people who are paid to play games upon which bets are made … Continue reading

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Racism in Football

Sol Campbell’s warning of the potential for racism and violence at the European Championships is depressing but probably valid. It has been proven time and again that racism is the preserve of the poorly educated and the hard-of-thinking: those who … Continue reading

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