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Football is life! It has everything. The joy, the sadness, the highs, the lows. What else could perfectly describe life. You tell me, I'm waiting...

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Players and coaches can also be biased. It was apparent when the choice was strictly between Messi and Ronaldo. I’d expect points to be awarded for goals, trophies won and the player’s contribution generally in the year under consideration. Same for the best goal – the drive, finesse, intent etc should be considered.

Unresolved controversies with FIFA 'The Best' awards

I can classify myself as a rugby novice. I don’t know much about the rules but enjoy watching highlights. You brought a point that was obvious to me from the get go, the game is more mental than physical. It’s not about running alone, freeing up space to collect a “pass” is one aspect that amazes me all the time

Rugby is 90 per cent mental, the other half is physical

I’ve asked myself the same question as per clubs with the resources and “robust” scouting. There is something wromg with scouting at the major clubs. These days you see them signing players WE ALL KNOW. The footballers being human, and with the aim of maximising their pay, have also discovered social media is a tool to sell their brand not just to corporations and fans but also to clubs too.

Social media and football's false reality

Tottenham always seem to stumble at the last hurdle therefore rendering their swashbuckling useless. They lack the cutting edge to take them all the way.

Tottenham's nearly men provide a crash course in complacency

C’est la vie as the French will say.

Footballers must be made to honour their contracts

Thanks Richie

Footballers must be made to honour their contracts

Reluctance, I’d say, won’t function as a bar to the courts enforcing specific performance. You can’t force an unwilling employee on an employer either. These days clubs insert sometimes release clauses in contracts to prevent players maybe as a deterrent. What do you do when there is a club willing to pay. Money, in the modern game, dictates everything.

Footballers must be made to honour their contracts

Sure Chelsea were at risk of losing Courtois for free, being that he on the last lap of it so it made financial sense to let him leave. Although I doubt Chelsea had a say in him leaving as he’d made it clear by his action that he wasn’t resuming the new campaign with the team. Payet had just signed an extension! It shows clearly the clubs have little control over the players whose wages they pay.

Footballers must be made to honour their contracts