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Book: The European Game

The book, to be published summer 2016, will introduce people to the components of the game that work (sometimes seamlessly) to produce on-field results. What exactly does a manager do...


Tacticians: Adin Osmanbasic

It’s quite difficult to actually pinpoint when it started, it could, perhaps, have arrived years ago, though the introduction of social media has probably elevated it to a scale where...


Conversation with an International Head Coach

What exactly is the role of an international head coach? Luc Holtz of Luxembourg tells us, and gives his advice for young aspiring coaches. In Britain it is a punishing venture...


100 blogs to follow in 2015

Back in 2010 football blogging really took off thanks to the ascendancy of social media, gifting writers from all over the world with a new-found audience eager to educate themselves on...

Andre Villas-Boas with star striker Falcao, 2011.

The Royal Blue Path to Success

Wherever he may be now, upon you reading this, and whatever struggles he may be facing, you most remember that in 2011, Andre Villas-Boas was the most in demand manager...

Taken from TagesWoche - 2014

FC Basel’s Business Model

As we enter a new-era of football in regards to economic sustainability and evolving tactical trends, boards face a difficult task maintaining the brand image of the club, appeasing fans...

The Perfect Politician

The modern captain is much more than a leader of men. He has a responsibility to correspond to the public the general affairs of his players through weekly media interviews....


Partnership news.

We are delighted to announce a link with the popular Danish magazine, Sport Executive. They write exlusively about sports and society and the complex relationship between the two, including, for...


Wenger and Monaco

Remembering Monaco under Wenger in the late 80′s and early 90′s The beauty of the French Riviera truly must be visited and appreciated by all. Yachts float lazily under the...

Gareth Flitcroft ponders the involvement of footballing minnows in direct qualification, using San Marino, Lichtenstein, Iceland and previously, Turkey as key examples.

Saving The Minnows

No doubt, Jon Champion’s commentary notes last week would have included such anecdotes as the historic 2004 victory over Liechtenstein or Davide Gualtieri’s 7 second goal in Bologna, and maybe,...

The original prototype

The Rise of Icelandic Football

It was quite surreal at first, having 24 hour daylight, but that’s just how it is there during the summer months. The sun would simply drop down to the horizon...

Kfar Kassem ( كفر قاسم) fans, Arab supporters of the local team, and their Hebrew graffiti: "Kfar Kassem is in my heart"

Israeli Palestinian Unified Fandom.

The inescapable news at present involves the complex continuation of fighting over Gaza between Israel and Palestine. It is difficult to fully comprehend the situation due to the varying levels...

Omonoia fans displaying ‘Hammer and Sickle’ symbol.

Understanding the Political Divide in Cypriot Football

This article focuses on the political situation in Cyprus with sole regards to football. Rather than trying to explain and regurgitate literature on an extremely complex political issue, it would...


Protected: The Bible, Socialism and Football

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Capitalising on Player Potential – The Myth of Moneyball in Football

*All data collected is based on a 10 year period – 2003/04 to 2013/14 – unless specified otherwise* ‘Moneyball’ is a term which refers to the strategic, analytical approach of...


A working class hero

The Milanese love Baresi. He epitomised the club during his playing days with his elegance, class and longevity, not to mention his distaste for all things Internazionale. In a recent interview...

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