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Gambling links highlight Football Association’s hypocrisy

In a sport which has never sought to hide its links to the gambling industry, the events of this week may just be the straw that broke the FA’s back.…

Guardiola told to stop wearing ribbon

Manchester City manager and Catalonia native, Pep Guardiola has recently accepted a charge from the FA for wearing a ‘political symbol’ in the form of a yellow ribbon to support…

Big Sam’s actions speak of wider problems in football

England have hit rock bottom. Just when you thought things could not get any worse. Following another abject tournament failure, Sam Allardyce, the man charged with reviving an ailing England…

Latest Football League rebrand betrays football’s roots

The announcement of the re-branding of the Football League from next season was not met with the level of startled responses one would hope for. Rather, what followed were responses…

Refereeing must adapt to tech to keep football relevant

One of the most confounding questions this funny old world has ever given birth to is why those reluctant to equip referees with assistive technology forgive poor decisions with the…

Giant-killing FA Cup stories not a thing of the past

The FA Cup is at it again. Every single season there are new stories, new heroes made and new sides who jump from relative non-league obscurity into the full view…

DEBATE: Sport Is it time for English football to embrace the Rooney Rule?

Connor Matchett: Yes, its success in American Football is irrefutable proof that it is effective The NFL’s Rooney Rule was put in place as a measure to increase the proportion…

FIFA investigation highlights organisation’s flaws

Dictators fear laughter over guns. Unlike dissent, which can be eradicated by suppression, laughter saps the power of tyrants by removing their legitimacy and deeming them no longer figures of…