Bob Bradley has the wrong accent. That’s not why he was fired, Swansea’s woeful showing ensured that, but from when he was hired there were mutterings in the English media about how Bradley sounded. They …Read More →
Posts in the Category: Rants
Millwall. I don’t recall when I first heard about the club’s reputation for hooliganism but I know when I lived in London going to The Den to see Arsenal at Millwall, it was never a …Read More →
FIFA is a bureaucracy with direct access to funding and a largely compliant array of subsidiary bureaucracies running regional associations like CONCACAF and UEFA that in turn have their own subsidiaries in the national associations. …Read More →
Imagine the scenario.
The beautiful game being played on a field with no goals, the objective being to keep hold of the ball and pass it around more than the other team! Possession of the ball …Read More →
We now interrupt our regular programming for a small note on terminology:
I use the terms fan and supporter interchangeably, mostly for variety, but I do believe that there is a difference. The supporter is there when the club fails, coming back the next match, the next season and so on hoping for success but knowing their support isn’t predicated upon silverware. The fan is epitomized by a gentleman I met last summer who informed me he “used to be” a Manchester United fan but after the trophy-less 2013-2014 season he was going to support another team. The fan stands up and is ready to walk away when things go badly while the supporter stands up and sings louder.
Which one are you? Let me know by leaving a comment in the space below…