Category Archives: England

How the Citizens Stole Lampard

Well, not exactly; more like “borrowing” an old but still functional squirt gun that your little brother picked up for free from a garage sale, and using that to annoy its previous owner in every way possible for an entire year. Here’s my quick pre-apology to all Manchester City fans, and to Frank Lampard for… Read More »

Transfer Window: Round 2

It is halfway through the 2014-2015 season, which means that the winter transfer window is now going on. Established during the 2002-2003 season of the English Premier League, the present transfer window system was introduced as a way to best preserve contractual stability for both the player and the club while allowing movement to occur… Read More »

Technology in Refereeing – Treat or Threat?

Flash back to the England versus Germany match in the 2010 World Cup Knockout Stage, where Frank Lampard picks up the ball trickled off from Jermaine Defoe, and chips it over Manuel Neuer, the goalkeeper of Germany; the ball hits the crossbar, bounces off the line, and Neuer quickly recovers it; Lampard raises his hands… Read More »

English FA Intends to Take Action on the Ease of Work Permits

English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke has long sought to change the current work permit system that allows for a large number of non-European Union internationals the chance to compete in England. The BBC reported that in 2013, English players played under one-third of the minutes in the Premier League, in aggregate. Currently, many in England believe that international… Read More »

L’éternelle question: Est-ce les stades de la Coupe du monde au Brésil seront prêt à temps?

Une grue s’est effondrée le mercredi 27 Novembre quand il hissait un morceau de toiture de 500 tonnes. L’accident a tué deux travailleurs et a renouvelé questions sur l’état de préparation du Brésil de tenir le tournoi de football. La cause de l’accident n’est pas encore connue, mais les enquêteurs ont déclaré qu’ils considéraient une… Read More »

The Christmas Truce match in 1914

In catching up on some online reading about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, I stumbled upon an article in The Guardian about Britain’s plans to commemorate World War I.  These plans include nothing other than…a reenactment of a football match that was played between British and German troops on a Belgian battlefield during the… Read More »