In reply to: So what happens now, FIFA is rotten to the core, …. Andrew Jennings has been saying that for years. Unfortunately, it is only after England, Australia and the USA fail in their bids to host the World Cup that the English-speaking world has followed suit.
So Mohammed Bin Hammam will be challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA Presidency after all. I asked myself whether I should do a post about it at all, as I imagine the subject will be analysed to death elsewhere. My ambivalence can be summed up by the following passage in an earlier post about some… Continue reading Does It Matter Who The FIFA President Is?
My views about re-shaping the European pyramid have been criticized on this blog and elsewhere. The details of the proposed structure are set out in several earlier posts, dating back to May 2008: Transnational European Leagues Proposals For A European League A British League Atlantic League How The Game Has Changed British League – An… Continue reading A Broader European Pyramid
As FIFA basks in the publicity, if not the financial success, of the 2010 World Cup Finals, it is easy to ignore the potential discord that lies ahead for world football.
Any plan for a two-tier Premier League would be half-baked.
If the British government and Olympic Committee have their way, a Great Britain national team will take part in the 2012 London Olympics.
The FA’s Brian Barwick backs Blatters 6-5 proposal, and in reply to … although our overall population is lower than that of France or Germany, we have as many, if not more, footballers than those countries. I’m not sure what the answer is to improving our players but I do think blaming the foreign influx… Continue reading England & The 6-5 Proposal