Football finally gets the head of the octopus

His diatribe against Frank Lowy relates pretty specifically to the World Cup bid. There are questions that need to be answered about the bid, but I think there is a difference between bribing decision-makers and contributing to infra-structure projects in developing football nations, only for that money to not land where it was intended.

5 Jun 2015
Football finally gets the head of the octopus

It's a good point, Rodger. One of Andrew Jennings' constant points is that the FIFA officials are answerable to nobody. They are rarely interviewed, no-one's quite sure of their names, yet they wield power and influence over the world's most popular sport.

5 Jun 2015
Chelsea may have won the EPL, but they were not the team of the year

It's an interesting analogy. Rather than talk about best teams (no matter how they did it, Chelsea were by far the best team in the EPL), what about "over-achievers". To this end, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Stoke City and West Ham deserve a mention. Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester United under-achieved.

26 May 2015
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